2021 Camp Guide | Academic

April 2021

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ACADEMIC SUCCESS BUILDER SUMMER TUTORING

  • Huntington Learning Center
  • huntingtonhelps.com | 406-651-5880
  • Personalized program for students from preschool to college
  • One-to-One instruction is tailored to student needs and grade level
  • Improve vocabulary, reading, spelling, phonics, writing, study skills, and math

JUMP START SERIES

  • Huntington Learning Center
  • huntingtonhelps.com | 406-651-5880
  • High School Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Study Skills, Literature, Writing, and More! 
  • Learn the essentials of your subject to get a jump start on the coming academic year
  • Small group instruction

ACT & SAT PREP

  • Huntington Learning Center
  • huntingtonhelps.com | 406-651-5880
  • One-to-One personalized tutoring develops test-taking and problem-solving strategies
  • Professional assessment of strengths and weaknesses
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Average score improvement of 6+ points on the ACT

NATURE NUTS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

  • Montana Audubon Center
  • mtaudubon.org/center | 406-294-5099
  • Every TU, year-round, 10-11am
  • Ages: 1-4 with an accompanying adult
  • Cost: $5/child or FREE for members
  • Join Montana Audubon teacher naturalists for guided outdoor play and learning about the local area. 

RMC AVIATION CAMP

  • Rocky Mountain College
  • rocky.edu/camps | hargrovd@rocky.edu
  • June 8-10, 9am-3pm
  • Grades: 9th-12th
  • Enrollment limited to first 10 participants
  • Cost: $250
  • Location: RMC Flight Operations Center (located at Billings Logan International Airport)
  • Parking: 1801 Aviation Place, look for RMC signs
  • Includes a flight in a Rocky Mountain College airplane with a skilled FAA certified Flight Instructor, flight in aircraft simulator, hangar and maintenance tours, tours of Air Traffic Control Tower, Charter aircraft company, Billings Airport runways and taxiways. Instruction about aircraft design, flight planning, aerodynamics. The camp is great exposure for any student considering entering the world of professional aviation.

CAMP INVENTION®

  • invent.org/local | 800-968-4332
  • In-person & At-home programs available
  • Grades: Entering K-6th
  • June 14-18, 9am-3:30pm | Cost: $235
  • Location: Big Sky Elementary School
  • Spark your kid's creativity and confidence! New, hands-on STEM activities. 
  • Extended Day experience available, additional cost of $80/week

CAMP OZOBOT AND CODING

  • Rocky Mountain College
  • rocky.edu/camps | teacheachchild@gmail.com
  • June 14-18, 9am-12pm
  • Grades: Entering 4th-6th
  • Cost: $270
  • Location: Tech Hall and Derosier Education Center Computer Lab
  • Parking: RMC parking lots off of Rimrock Rd, no permit required
  • This camp is designed for advanced learners, as the curriculum will move from an entry-level, advancing to new levels at a fast pace. Camp Ozobot and Coding will incorporate the use of the Ozobot (which each camper will take with them at the end of camp), online coding, hands-on coding, problem solving, and interactive learning to ignite an excitement for robotics, technology, STEM, and overall learning! Students will gain resources and knowledge that will keep them busy all summer. 

STORYTELLING CORPS

  • Rocky Mountain College
  • rocky.edu/camps | Kimmerzz95@gmail.com
  • June 14-17, 9am-12pm
  • Grades: Entering 5th-8th
  • Cost: $150
  • Location: Tech Hall (outdoors when weather permits)
  • Parking: RMC parking lots off of Rimrock Rd, no permit required
  • Do you have a big imagination? Do you love to read or write? Have you always wanted to turn your stories into plays and books? Come join a professional writer and educator for a week of big stories and fun. Learn how to write fiction and plays. Create fantastic characters and thrilling plots. Students will practice critical writing and literacy skills in an active, playful classroom. 

MONTANA'S SCIENCE CAMP FOR KIDS OPENS REGISTRATION

  • Montana Learning Center
  • montanalearning.org
  • Grades: Students entering 1st-12th
  • At MLC at Canyon Ferry Lake, all camp staff are certified teachers, many of whom are award-winning. Staff to student ratio: 1:8. All instructors and counselors are CPR and First Aid certified. For full camp descriptions, scholarship information, and registration visit our website. 

CAMP INNOVATIONS

  • Montana Learning Center
  • montanalearning.org
  • Grades: Entering 7th-9th
  • Cost: $550, includes lodging, meals, and snacks
  • June 20-24: Crime Scene Investigation
  • June 27-July 1: The Mother Zombie
  • July 11-15: Montana Treasures
  • July 18-22: CSI: All-Girls STEM Camp
  • July 25-29: Flight Squad
  • Aug 1-5: The Wonder of Science
  • Aug 8-12: Visualize It 3D
  • At this overnight camp, campers spend their time exploring the fascinating world of science through activities that challenge them to be curious and problem solve with other students. Campers also have the opportunity to engage in other activities in and around Canyon Ferry Lake. 

CAMP YOUNG NATURALIST ADVENTURES

  • Montana Learning Center
  • montanalearning.org
  • Grades: Entering 4th-6th
  • Cost: $500, includes lodging, meals, and snacks
  • June 20-24: LEGO Robotics: To the Moon & Back
  • June 27-July 1: The Magic of Science
  • July 11-15: Rock On
  • July 18-22: Zombie Apocalypse
  • July 25-29: Water, Water Everywhere
  • Aug 1-5: Zombie Apocalypse 
  • Aug 8-12: Rock On
  • At this overnight camp, campers engage in STEM activities that challenge them to be curious and problem solve with outher students. Campers also have the opportunity to engage in various recreational activities in and around Canyon Ferry Lake.

CAMP DISCOVERY

  • Montana Learning Center
  • montanalearning.org
  • Grades: Entering 1st-3rd
  • Cost: $350, includes lunch and snacks
  • June 21-24: Young Astronaut Training
  • June 28-July 1: Water Wonders
  • July 12-15: Water Wonders
  • July 19-22: Nature Makers
  • July 26-29: Water Wonders
  • Aug 2-5: Nature Makers
  • Aug 9-12: Young Astronaut Training
  • Campers are bused to MLC's campus on the shores of Canyon Ferry Lake from downtown Helena M-TH for this daytime-only camp.

CAMP LAB COAT

  • Rocky Mountain College
  • rocky.edu/camps | Kimmerzz95@gmail.com
  • June 21-25, 9am-12pm
  • Grades: Entering 4th-6th
  • Cost: $165
  • Location: Tech Hall
  • Parking: RMC parking lots off of Rimrock Rd, no permit required
  • This interactive camp for advanced learners will bring the world of science alive with a variety of stimulating, hands-on science experiments and activities. Participants will build their science knowledge, using discovery and higher-level questioning strategies, all while having fun. Each day there will be something new to explore and things to discover. 

CAMP EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE

  • Montana Learning Center
  • montanalearning.org
  • Grades: Entering 9th-12th
  • July 11-July 15
  • Cost: $750, includes lodging, meals, and snacks
  • At this overnight camp, campers will gain astronomical knowledge and enhance their observing skills using state-of-the-art telescopes and cameras to image the night sky. They will develop a journal and an observation plan to continue exploring space - the final frontier - after camp ends. For those nights when clouds limit the sky's observability, there are other planned activities. During the day, campers will safely observe the sun and engage in other STEM and recreational activities. 

CAMP EXTREME YELLOWSTONE EXPEDITION

  • Montana Learning Center
  • montanalearning.org
  • Grades: Entering 7th-10th
  • August 1-6
  • Cost: $1,195, includes transportation from MLC's campus to Paradise Valley, camping, meals, snacks, high-ropes course, and whitewater rafting
  • At this overnight camp, where Paradise Valley serves as the hub for camping, meals, and science experiences, it's also the perfect jumping off point for excursions to Geyser Basin, Yellowstone Falls, and Lamar Valley. 

CAMP DINOSAUR

  • Montana Learning Center
  • montanalearning.org
  • Grades: Entering 8th-12th
  • August 15-20
  • Cost: $1,195, includes ltransportation from MLC's campus to Ekalaka, camping, meals, snacks, and all program-related fees
  • MLC is partnering with Carter County Museum in Ekalaka for a unique camping experience. This adventure includes 3 field days of expeditions to active paleontological dig sites in the Hell Creek Formation. In addition to the fossil dig site activities, campers will tour Carter County Museum, sort material collected in the field, learn the basics of fossil preparation and prepare fossils they gathered at the digs for display in the Museum. 

BILLINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM

EARTH'S EXPLORATION

  • Billings Family YMCA
  • billingsymca.org | 406-248-1685
  • Week 9: Aug 2-6, M-F, 9am-12pm
  • Grades: 3rd-6th 
  • Cost: Members- $105, Offsite members- $130, Non-members: $155 
  • Location: Billings First Congregational Church
  • This week we will be digging into geology and minerals with a touch of paleontology. We will tour the city looking at the artifacts in our home town.  
  • Register by July 26 to avoid late fees!

STEAM CAMP

  • Billings Family YMCA
  • billingsymca.org | 406-248-1685
  • Week 10: Aug 9-13, M-F, 9am-12pm
  • Grades: K-2nd
  • Cost: Members- $105, Offsite members- $130, Non-members: $155 
  • Location: Billings First Congregational Church
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Camp has your camper observing, questioning, planning, investigating, and analyzing findings through hands-on activities! 
  • Register by Aug 2 to avoid late fees!

Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Simply Local Magazine

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