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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 $390 for the four days. This includes transportation to and from the center, lunch, snacks and all camp-related materials.

2024 Camp Dates & Adventures:

– June 17th – 20th – Young Astronaut Training (Enrollment Filled)
– June 24th – 27th – Animal Adventures (Enrollment Filled)
– July 8th – 11th – Dinosaur Discovery (Enrollment Closed)
– July 15th – 18th – Young Astronaut Training
– July 22nd – 25th – Dinosaur Discovery (Enrollment Filled)
– July 29th – August 1st – Water Wonders (Enrollment Filled)
– August 5th – 8th – Nature Explorers (Enrollment Filled)

Hands on learning using science and nature


Young Astronaut Training
Plan a visit to outer space.

In this camp, campers will have the opportunity to train for an outer space mission! campers will choose roles for their space journey and work together on engineering projects, preparing them for a simulated journey to Mars! We will collect samples and return home to base to analyze what we found on our planetary journey!


Water Wonders

Canyon Ferry Lake is the perfect location to experience the wonders of water.

This camp will focus on the power of water and all of its magic. Campers will interact with water to build, play and create while learning the vital role water plays on Earth. Students will learn about science, diverting waterways in watershed models and experimenting with water cycles. They will discover some of the residents of the lake itself, both big and small.

Plan to have fun and learn all about water this summer.


Nature Explorers
Come create crafts and more from nature.

Campers will use natural materials they find around beautiful Canyon Ferry Lake in a variety of creative projects. Students will identify rocks, plants and more from their surroundings to use as tools and materials to create hand-made crafts. Creations and field identification tools will go home with campers, so they can continue their adventures!


Dinosaur Discovery

Calling all junior paleontologists! 

Montana is dinosaur country! Join us as we travel back in time to explore the region’s rich prehistoric era. Our campers will learn how paleontologists work, how they search for bones, and the preservation techniques that they use. Junior paleontologists will create dinosaur habitats, explore different fossil types, and even dig up a pet dinosaur to take home!  

Animal Adventures

Do you have a budding zoologist at home? Send them on this Montana-themed safari, where they’ll get up close and personal with all kinds of amazing animals. We’ll study vertebrates and invertebrates, animal habitats, adaptations, and behaviors, as well as learn about how humans are impacting our animal neighbors. Students will create their own animal habitat, build a bird feeder, experience bat echolocation, and see for themselves why animals’ eyes glow at night. Be ready for a walk on the wild side!

“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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