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Camp Innovations


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. Camps feature offsite field trips and tours in the Canyon Ferry Lake area and beyond.

The cost of the camp is $550 for all five days (room and board included).


2022 Camp Dates & Adventures:

June 19th – 23rd – Flight Squad – Enrollment Filled
June 26th – 30th – Crime Scene Investigation – Enrollment Filled
July 10th – 14th – Montana Treasures – Enrollment Filled
July 17th – 21st – Lego Robotics – To Mars & Back – Enrollment Filled
July 24th – 28th – Flight Squad – Enrollment Filled
July 31st – August 4th – All-Girls STEM Camp – Enrollment Filled
August 7th – 11th – 3D Design It; 3D Print It – Enrollment Filled

Exploring geology in a fun and engaging way


Crime Scene Investigation
Do you have the skills to be a scientific sleuth?

If you enjoy solving riddles and piecing together puzzles to solve a mystery, this is the camp for you. This 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. You also will learn about real-life skills used in crime scene investigative work.

The Canyon Ferry Lake Detectives would like to welcome you to their team!

Montana Treasures
Come to the Montana Learning Center to embark on an adventure of geologic proportions.

Students will take field trips and dig for Montana agates and quartz crystals. They also will 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. 


Flight Squad

Come fly with us!  

Join the Montana Learning Center as we take to the skies! Here, you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn to fly on a flight simulator while being guided by a certified pilot. And you’ll not only learn to pilot a drone, but you’ll code it yourself. With a camp focused on all things related to flight and aerodynamics, you’d better believe rockets will be involved too!

Reach for the sky this summer as you take off with the MLC’s aviation camp. 


“I liked the camp because the kids were nice, the chaperones were cool and the activities were awesome! I especially liked the field trips and we found so many unique rocks! The reason I would go back is to make new friends and learn more than I did last year. It seemed more like a dream than real life!”

- Former camper

Learning the science behind the crime

“The weeks that I spent at science camp were a rare opportunity to explore a topic deeply with expert staff to offer mentorship. Learning to think scientifically with nature surrounding us was incredibly special.”

- Former camper

Crime Scene Investigation: All-Girls STEM Camp
Be part of this exciting girls-only camp where mystery meets science.

 This special girls-only camp brings female campers into the mysterious world of crime scene exploration. Campers will learn how to process many different types of evidence, and even how to use DNA fingerprinting and gel electrophoresis to identify a culprit. Daily puzzles will challenge each student’s ability to think creatively.

Join with fellow campers in the race to know “Who done it?”


3D Design It; 3D Print It
Campers will use programs and tools to create their own 3D models. Campers will learn multiple ways to visualize 3D models, including photogrammetry for replicating real objects, and digital model design, for creating new digital objects. They will explore what makes a 3D movie pop, and how to visualize 3D on a 2D screen. Campers will 3D print, paint and polish capstone projects to take home. 

 What will you make with your new 3D skills?

LEGO robotics – To Mars & Back
Would you like to design the first human mission to Mars?

Working as a team, campers will create a rover. They will learn how to control a drone and gain skills to land it on a map of the Martian surface. Students will learn how to collaborate with their teammates and increase their knowledge of science, math, engineering and technology.

Launch to Mars with the Montana Learning Center’s expert instructors.

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