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

Phone: (406) 475-3638


2018 Summer STEAM Learning Camp Registration 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. Students are involved in STEAM activities and recreation. They will spend their time exploring the fascinating world of science. Campers can expect activities that challenge them to problem solve. Each camp features offsite fieldtrips and tours in the Canyon Ferry Lake area. The cost of the camp is $500 for all five days (MLC area-based camps). The cost of the Yellowstone camp is $1,000 for all five days.

2018 Camp Themes
Biology - Macro
Campers will study the biodiversity of the MLC and surrounding areas. This will include studying native species and will involve DNA barcoding, electrophoresis, species identification and habitat construction.
All-Girls STEAM Camp (Biology - Micro)
Campers will learn the skills used in biotechnology such as how to culture and transform biology and to separate segments of DNA. Campers will add the species studied into an online genetic database. They will also learn how microbiology fits into our every day lives.
Earth & Space Science
Campers will study the geology of the MLC and surrounding areas. This camp will include geologic field trips to hunt for agate, mine crystals and sift for garnets and sapphires. Campers will learn rock and mineral identification and how to cut and polish the specimens found.

Campers will also study the sky (weather depending). Campers will use our newly-added observatory. They will use it to observe the Moon, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. Campers will also safely observe the Sun.


- June 24th - 28th - Yellowstone Extreme Expedition
- July 8th - 12th - Biology
- July 15th - 19th - Earth & Space
- July 22nd - 26th - All-Girls STEAM Camp (Biology)
- July 29th - Aug. 2nd - Earth & Space 

Students entering grades 7 - 9, fall 2018

Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake

The program fee is $500 per camper for the five days and four nights (MLC area-based camps).  The cost of the Yellowstone camp is $1,000 for all five days. Included in the cost is housing, meals and snacks, dorm supervisors, evening entertainment, materials, and telephone access for calls in the US.

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