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Montana Learning Center
7653 Canyon Ferry Road
Helena, MT 59602-8517

Phone: (406) 475-3638

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Mission Statement

The Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake provides and promotes quality immersion experiences for all in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) in a unique lakeside environment.

Dear Friend,

This summer the Montana Learning Center was again filled with energetic, curious and excited children. Knowledgeable instructors engaged 265 students in creative and educational activities. Kids experienced both Montana Learning Center Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) and NASA camps. This was the first year for Expedition Yellowstone. It gives campers a unique understanding of the Yellowstone National Park ecosystem and geologic features.

The unique lakeside environment of the Montana Learning Center is a great location for most learning activities. However, many immersion experiences take place away from camp. Field trips to mine for crystals or to hike to a limestone canyon near Canyon Ferry that are loaded with fossils require reliable transportation.

Traveling with our students takes them to more than a place. It transports them to a new way of thinking. It gives them a chance to walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark or to tour an aerospace facility.

Your past support and involvement is much appreciated. Your help is needed now to cover the cost of two new vans. The approach that’s been taken for many years—repairing aging vehicles—is no longer practical. Dependable transportation is most important for our youngest campers from first through third grades. Getting these kids to camp requires four trips a day for five weeks from Helena to the Canyon Ferry Lake campus.

Please make a contribution today online at the link above. Your support gives our campers memories to cherish the rest of their lives.


Ryan Hannahoe
Executive Director

P.S. Your donation to the Montana Learning Center inspires innovation and creativity not just for students but also for science and math teachers throughout Montana. Thank you.