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Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery is a four-day, day only, science camp for students entering grades 1-3. Campers are engaged in fun learning activities and outdoor recreation Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. They are bussed to the Montana Learning Center from a Helena location. Campers experience exciting science adventures while enjoying our beautiful lakeside environment on Canyon Ferry Lake. The cost of the camp is $300 for the four days. This includes transportation to and from the center, lunch, snacks and all camp-related materials.

2019 Camp Dates & Adventures:

July 8th – 11th – Nature Knows Best
July 15th – 18th – Science Detectives
July 22nd – 25th – Build It Better & Make It Move
July 29th – August 1st – Nature Knows Best
August 5th – 8th – Science Detectives

Everybody has fun at camp discovery


Nature Knows Best
Campers will explore how real-world problems can be solved by using inspiration from natural designs. They will participate in the engineering design process through a study of plant and animal adaptations.


Science Detectives
Campers will adventure over land and water to collect clues to help solve some of nature’s greatest mysteries. Scavenger hunts, group design challenges, and observations of plants and animals will all help campers work together to complete their scientific mission.


Build It Better & Make It Move
Campers will design and build various contraptions that include water races and slides, mud mazes and outdoor forts and catapults. They will feast on traditional camp food, “s’mores”, heated in a time oven they create. Campers will learn about the design, building approaches and the science that makes these devices work.

“This was my boys first year at MLC…both boys had a wonderful time at camp…with many great experiences and amazing opportunities. Both boys give this camp two thumbs up and say it is a MUST for all youth ! Thank you to all of you who were an integral part of this experience for my children and best of wishes in the future! The boys will be returning next year.”

- Parent of Campers

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