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2024 Camp Guide | Academic

March 2024

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RMC Aviation Camp
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • |
  • June 4-6, 9am-3pm
  • Grades: Entering 9th-12th
  • Cost: $300 (includes t-shirt, flight, & lunch on last day of camp)
  • 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, orientation to drones, tours of Air Traffic Control Tower, Charter aircraft company, Billings Airport runways, and taxiways. Instruction about aircraft design, flight planning, aerodynamics, and careers. The camp is great exposure for any student considering entering the world of professional aviation. Participants are required to wear school/weather-appropriate clothing and shoes (no flip-flops or slide shoes). 
  • Important info: Meal breaks included, campers should bring their own meals the first 2 days, lunch provided the last day. Direct camp-specific questions to Amy Moore (
RMC Leadership Camp
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • |
  • June 5-7, 9am-4pm
  • Grades: Entering 11th-12th and 2024 HS graduates
  • Cost: $325 (limited to 20 participants)
  • Location: RMC Morledge-Kimball Hall
  • Parking: In RMC parking lots off of Rimrock Rd, no permit required. 
  • Expand your comfort zone and become a better leader. Participants will develop emotional intelligence, learn how to set healthy personal and professional boundaries, explore individual strengths, unpack team dynamics, and examine leadership themes. 
  • Important info: A minimum participant class roster of 10 is required. If the minimum is unmet, registered participants will receive a full refund. Direct camp-specific questions to Tim Lohrenz (
Camp Invention® 
  • Ages: 5-12
  • June 10-14, 9am-3:30pm | Cost: $270
  • Location: 3231 Granger Ave E
  • Inspire your child’s creativity and watch their confidence soar with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate! When this nationally acclaimed program comes to Big Sky Elementary School, campers will team up with friends for hands-on, open-ended STEM fun. They’ll design their own light-up ball game, explore the science of illumination, tackle global water challenges and star in a prototyping game show! Each experience is designed to spark curiosity, build persistence and create an unforgettable summer. 
  • Use promo code LOCAL25 by March 27 to save $25. Secure your spot by visiting the website. 
Wise Wonders Science & Discovery Museum Camps
  • Wise Wonders Science & Discovery Museum
  • Camp Themes: Fairy Tales, Engineering, Space, LEGOS, Science of Art, Rainforest, Coding, Fundamentals of Science.  
  • See website for more info & to register
Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake
  • 7653 Canyon Ferry Rd - Helena
  • | 406-475-3638
  • Montana's premier science camp for kids, the MLC is a camp like no other. Where students are empowered by learning and creating together. Camp life includes STEM immersion experiences, friendship-building, and recreation at Canyon Ferry Lake. Evening options include a traditional campfire or exploring the night sky with our world-class observatory. Our camp staff is composed of certified teachers, many of whom are nationally recognized and have earned prestigious teaching awards. Our staff-to-camper ratio is 1:6 or lower. Each of our instructors and counselors is CPR & First Aid certified.
Camp Innovations
  • Montana Learning Center
  • | 406-475-3638
  • Grades: Entering 7th-9th
  • June 16-20: Mission Mars
  • June 23-27: Flight Squad
  • July 7-11: Physics of Engineering
  • July 14-18: Montana Treasures
  • July 21-25: Crime Scene Investigation
  • July 28-Aug 1: Flight Squad
  • Aug 4-8: Crime Scene Investigation
  • At this overnight camp, campers are involved in STEM activities and recreation. They spend their time exploring the fascinating world of science. Expect programs that challenge them to be curious and problem solve with other students. Each camp features exciting field trips & tours in the Canyon Ferry Lake area.  
  • More info/register:
Camp Young Naturalist Adventures
  • Montana Learning Center
  • | 406-475-3638
  • Grades: Entering 4th-6th
  • June 16-20: Apex Predators & You
  • June 23-27: LEGO Robotics – Mission Moon
  • July 7-11: Rock On
  • July 14-18: Potions
  • July 21-25: Zombie Apocalypse
  • July 28-Aug 1: Rock On
  • Aug 4-8: LEGO Robotics – Mission Moon
  • At this 5-day overnight camp, campers engage in STEM activities and recreation. They spend their time exploring the fascinating world of science. Expect activities that challenge campers to be curious and problem solve with other students. All activities take place on the shores of Canyon Ferry Lake or nearby. 
  • More info/register:
Camp Discovery
  • Montana Learning Center
  • | 406-475-3638
  • Grades: Entering 1st-3rd
  • June 17-20: Young Astronaut Training
  • June 24-27: Animal Adventures 
  • July 8-11: Dinosaur Discovery
  • July 15-18: Young Astronaut Training
  • July 22-25: Dinosaur Discovery
  • July 29-Aug 1: Water Wonders
  • Aug 5-8: Nature Explorers
  • At this 4-day, day-only science camp, campers are bused to MLC's campus on the shores of Canyon Ferry Lake from Helena M-TH. Lunch and snacks provided. 
  • More info/register:
Camp Explore the Universe
  • Montana Learning Center
  • | 406-475-3638
  • Grades: Entering 9th-12th
  • July 14-18
  • At this overnight camp, campers study the universe with our state-of-the-art telescopes, including Montana's largest public-use telescope. They learn how to locate objects in the night sky, photograph them, and manipulate astronomical data just like astronomers do.  
  • More info/register:
Camp Extreme Yellowstone Expedition
Dinosaur Camp
  • Montana Learning Center
  • | 406-475-3638
  • Grades: Entering 9th-12th
  • August 11-16
  • MLC is partnering with Carter County Museum in Ekalaka for a unique camp experience. This adventure includes 3 days of field expeditions to active paleontological dig sites in the Hell Creek Formation. In addition to fossil digs, 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. 
  • More info/register:

Originally printed in the March 2024 issue of Simply Local Magazine

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