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

Phone: (406) 475-3638


2019 Camp Registration Is Now Open!

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Camp Innovations

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Camp Innovations is a five-day overnight camp for students entering grades 7-9. Students arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave Thursday afternoon. They are engaged in exciting science activities and recreation. Each camp features offsite fieldtrips and tours in the Canyon Ferry Lake area and beyond. The cost of the camp is $500 for all five days (room and board included).

2019 Camp Dates & Adventures:

July 7th - 11th - The Wonders of Water

July 14th - 18th - Montana Treasures

July 21st - 25th - Crime Scene Investigation for GIRLS ONLY!

July 28th - August 1st - Montana Treasures

August 4th - 8th - Crime Scene Investigation

The Wonders of Water

Campers at Canyon Ferry will be immersed in how water plays a vital role at shaping our local watershed. Young scientists will study the various habitats created within and around the lake, how chemical and biological parameters can fluctuate, and what it takes to monitor and manage a watershed.

Crime Scene Investigation

Does your child like to solve puzzles? This summer’s forensic camp is an active week where mystery meets science. Campers will use a variety of tools and techniques, including DNA fingerprinting, to analyze data and answer some big questions. This is the third year for the “girls only” camp. Support from Montana PBS helps cosponsor this camp.  The week of August 4th-8th is open to boys and girls.

Montana Treasures

Come to the Montana Learning Center to embark on an adventure of geologic proportions. Your camper will take field trips and dig for Montana agates and quartz crystals. They will also have the opportunity to pan for garnets and sapphires. Campers will learn basic rock and mineral classification and apply what they learn while out in the field. Professional geologists will accompany campers throughout the week. Come join us this summer as we dig for Montana Treasures.

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