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Montana Learning Center


Science Summer Camps for Kids

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The Montana Learning Center offers science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) camps for students entering grades 1-12.

Adult Programs

Providing science content and teaching strategies to enhance and expand your professional growth.

Canyon Ferry

Our lakeside setting is perfect for retreats, meetings, conferences and our variety of camps. Our new observatory complex is perfectly situated for exploring the night skies.

Summer Camps

Most camps take place on the shores of Canyon Ferry Lake outside of Helena, Montana. We are in a beautiful area with unique geological and natural features on the edge of the Rocky Mountains. Campers enjoy fishing, kayaking, boating, and swimming at the lake. Expedition Yellowstone takes place in and around Yellowstone National Park. The Lewis & Clark camp takes place on and around the Missouri River.

“This is year two for my kids at MLC, and both years they’ve started making plans for their return the next summer on the way home from camp because they can’t wait! The instructors are fantastic, certified teachers. The hands-on STEAM activities are challenging, engaging and fun. And, the location at Canyon Ferry provides for everything that kids should experience in their summer.”

- Parent of Campers

The Montana Learning Center is a place for students to come together to solve problems, create and be empowered. Daily camp life includes STEAM immersion experiences, friendship building and recreation. Evening options include a traditional campfire or learning about the night sky. Our new world-class observatory introduces students to the wonders of the cosmos.

Combining learning Opportunities with play everyday

MLC Weather Station

Get the latest up-to-date conditions from our very own weather station!

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Scholarships are available. We are committed to making camp possible for boys and girls regardless of ability to pay.

Our Top Priorities

Consider joining our community by making a donation today! We utilize donations for ongoing projects, class materials, and for scholarships.

Sifting for crystals is a hit with all ages


Student to Teacher Ratio

We’re small and personal. Our camp staff is composed of certified teachers, many of whom are award winning. Our student to instructor/counselor ratio is 1:8. Each of our instructors and counselors are CPR & First Aid certified.

Teachers learn ways to make science fun

Continued Learning

for Teachers

Further your own education and explore new ways to utilize the power of STEAM, through teacher-training programs that strengthen education across Montana.