summer camps '17

summer camps

10% member and sibling discount.

Participants bring own lunch.

Summer camps take place in the Skaggs Building on the University of Montana Campus. Little Explorers camps take place at spectrUM's new location at Toole Crossing.

Call 728-STEM to enroll.

Need-based scholarships are available.

spectrUM's Consent and Health History Form (must be submitted by first day of camp)

Download the Summer Camps '17 Flier

June Camps

Explosive Chemistry, Ages 9-12, Camp is FULL

This camp is full; however call 243-4828 if you would like to add your child's name to our waitlist.

June 12-16, 9am-4pm
$235 Camp is full.

Start your summer off with a bang! Explore the science of fire and fireworks during this action-packed camp.  Make your own sparklers and conduct exciting chemistry experiments.  Study the properties of matter and chemical reactions with liquid nitrogen, slime, and dry ice. Make some explosions, tour a chemistry lab, and meet real chemists.  Have a blast with this explosive and safe camp!

Robotics, Ages 7-10, Camp is FULL

This camp is full; however call 243-4828 if you would like to add your child's name to our waitlist.

June 12-16, 9am-4pm
$235 Camp is full.
spectrUM’s most popular summer camp is back!  Explore the amazing world of robotics  and computer programming by building robots that move, talk, see, and sense their surroundings.  Program your LEGO Mindstorm robot to navigate a maze and throw a ball.  

Camp Contraption, Ages 7-10

June 19-23, 9am-4pm
$235
Calling all engineers, tinkerers, and inventors.  During this camp, you will build, build, build!  Create Rube Goldberg devices, flying contraptions, catapults, bridges, and more.  Explore the engineering design process as you build dams and create earthquake-proof buildings.  Come home with everything you build.

Advanced Robotics, Ages 9-12, Camp is FULL

This camp is full; however call 243-4828 if you would like to add your child's name to our waitlist.

June 19-23, 9am-4pm
$235 Camp is full.
We heard you- and we’re excited to offer a camp for all robot saavy explorers! If you’ve been to our Robotics camp or already know your way around a LEGO Mindstorm robot, this camp is for you. We’ll go beyond the basics with new challenges, underwater robots, and expert special guests.

Little Explorers: Jack and the Beanstalk, Ages 4-5 (must be potty trained)

June 26-27, 9am-12pm
$55
Jack made some interesting choices after selling his prized cow for a few magic beans.  In this fun new camp, we’ll use our STEAM (STEM+Art) powers to explore this fairytale. We will build a castle in the clouds and calculate what it would really take to grow a beanstalk to the sky. A healthy, themed snack is provided. Maximum 10 participants. This camp takes place at spectrUM at Toole Crossing.

Rocket Science, Ages 8-11

June 26-30, 9am-4pm
$235
Blast off with rockets powered by dry ice, lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda, water, and more! Design high-flying stomp rockets and learn how to calculate how high they fly.  Fly drones and explore the physics of flight. Learn about rocket design and exciting ways to blast into space! 

Get Set to Be a Vet, Ages 6-9, Camp is FULL

This camp is full; however call 243-4828 if you would like to add your child's name to our waitlist.

June 26-30, 9am-4pm
$235 Camp is full.
Meet real veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets, and make them a healthy treat! Develop your skills as you learn how to suture cuts and apply casts to broken bones. Meet special animal guests and more!

July Camps

Crime Scene Investigation, Ages 8-11

July 5-7, 9am-4pm
$145
Learn how investigators solve a mystery!  Work with a team to map the crime, examine fibers under a microscope, and fingerprint suspects. You are the detective, and you must use all the forensic tools you have to crack the case!  

Little Explorers: Three Little Pigs, Ages 4-5 (must be potty trained)

July 10-11, 9am-12pm
$55
The three little pigs were just minding their own business when that big bad wolf decided to cause problems, right? Is that the real story?  We will STEAM (STEM+Art) up some cool building designs of our own and test their strength in some unusual ways.  We’ll explore our neighborhood to collect interesting building materials. A healthy, themed snack is provided. Maximum of 10 participants. The camp takes place at spectrUM at Toole Crossing.

Magic of Chemistry, Ages 6-9, Camp is FULL

This camp is full; however call 243-4828 if you would like to add your child's name to our waitlist.

July 10-14, 9am-4pm
$235 Camp is full.
Don’t miss this exciting camp, full of potions, explosions, and magic.  Explore the fascinating world of chemistry as you extract DNA, grow crystals, create exploding elephant toothpaste, and more!

Robotics, Ages 8-11

July 10-14, 9am-4pm
$235
spectrUM’s most popular summer camp is back!  Explore the amazing world of robotics  and computer programming by building robots that move, talk, see, and sense their surroundings.  Program your LEGO Mindstorm robot to navigate a maze and throw a ball.  

Sci Girls Explore, Ages 8-12

July 17-21, 9am-4pm
$235
Explore science at spectrUM with girls like you!  Meet with female scientists as you become a biologist, exploring the plants and animals around you. Build a biodome and use what you learn to create and take flight. Design your own flowers and see what you can grow! 

3D Printing, Ages 10-14, Camp is FULL.

This camp is full; however call 243-4828 if you would like to add your child's name to our waitlist.

July 17-21, 9am-4pm
$235 Camp is full.
Experience the newest form of printing and creating!  Create designs on the computer, and print them out using spectrUM’s 3D printer.  Use a digitizer to take images of objects you want to print.

Tech Club: Tech Tasters, Ages 6-9, Camp is FULL

This camp is full; however call 243-4828 if you would like to add your child's name to our waitlist.

July 24-28, 9am-4pm
$235 Camp is full.
Explore all different kinds of technology in this fun-filled camp! Make jitterbugs, create art and moving pictures on the computer, explore animation, program LEGO Mindstorm robots, and build underwater vehicles. 

Bionic Builders, Ages 9-12

July 24-28, 9am-4pm
$235
Discover the exciting world of biomechanics as you design and test prosthetic limbs, build mechanical hands, and explore sound and hearing as you build sound amplification devices. We’ll explore the science of x-rays, CAT scans, MRI, and ultrasound. Explore medical careers as you visit labs and meet with health professionals. 

August Camps

Get Set to Be A Vet, Ages 6-9, Camp is FULL.

This camp is full; however call 243-4828 if you would like to add your child's name to our waitlist.

July 31-August 4, 9am-4pm
$235 Camp is full.
Meet real veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets, and make them a healthy treat! Develop your skills as you learn how to suture cuts and apply casts to broken bones. Meet special animal guests and more!

3D Printing, Ages 10-14

July 31-August 4, 9am-4pm
$235
Experience the newest form of printing and creating!  Create designs on the computer, and print them out using spectrUM’s 3D printer.  Use a digitizer to take images of objects you want to print.

Little Explorers: Goldilocks and Rapunzel, Ages 4-5 (must be potty trained)

August 7-8, 9am-12pm
$55
We will explore how to keep Goldilocks from breaking the bears’ stuff and how to get Rapunzel out of the tower.   Using our super STEAM (STEM+Art) powers, we can build a better security system for the bear family and give Rapunzel the tools to help herself...but how will we get them up to her? A healthy, themed snack is provided (let us know your favorite recipe for porridge). Maximum of 10 participants. This camp takes place at spectrUM at Toole Crossing. 

Treasure Island Adventures, Ages 6-9, Camp is FULL.

This camp is full; however call 243-4828 if you would like to add your child's name to our waitlist.

August 7-11, 9am-4pm
$235 This camp is full.
Walk the plank and dive into science! Craft a sword,  learn the art of stage sword fighting,  and send some ships down to Davey Jones’ locker with your own catapults and cannons. Explore gemstones and make precious jewels before crafting your very own treasure chest and challenging your fellow pirates to follow a treasure map. 

Tech Club: Virtual Worlds, Ages 10-14

August 7-11, 9am-4pm
$235
Create your own animated movie or game with iStop Motion Animation and MIT-created Scratch programs.  Learn about computer programming and the amazing things you can make with computers.  Bring a flash drive so you can take your projects home with you at the end of the week.

Rocket Science, Ages 9-12

August 14-18, 9am-4pm
$235
Blast off with rockets powered by dry ice, lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda, water, and more! Design high-flying stomp rockets and learn how to calculate how high they fly.  Fly drones and explore the physics of flight. Learn about rocket design and exciting ways to blast into space!

Magic of Chemistry, Ages 7-10, Camp is FULL.

This camp is full; however call 243-4828 if you would like to add your child's name to our waitlist.

August 14-18, 9am-4pm
$235 Camp is FULL.
Don’t miss this exciting camp, full of potions, explosions, and magic.  Explore the fascinating world of chemistry as you extract DNA, grow crystals, create exploding elephant toothpaste, and more!

Cosmic Cadets, Ages 8-12, Camp is FULL.

This camp is full; however call 243-4828 if you would like to add your child's name to our waitlist.

August 21-25, 9am-4pm
$235 Camp is full.
Start the week off by observing a  historic solar eclipse! While only partially visible  from Missoula, Monday’s eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the US since 1979. In this star-studded camp we’ll explore the Sun, stars, and black holes. Make your own star map, chart clusters of stars across the galaxy, visit UM’s planetarium, and more! 

Best in Show, Ages 6-9, Camp is FULL.

This camp is full; however call 243-4828 if you would like to add your child's name to our waitlist.

August 21-25, 9am-4pm
$235 Camp is full.
Experience a taste of spectrUM’s most popular and beloved science activities. We’ll explore everything from robotics to zoology and meet special guest scientists from an array of fields.


Summer camps run from 9am - 4pm.  Little Explorers is from 9am - 12pm

Summer camps take place in the Skaggs Building on the University of Montana Campus. Little Explorers camps take place at spectrUM's new location at Toole Crossing.

Summer camp participants need to bring their own lunch. 

Need based scholarships are available.  Scholarship applications must be submitted two weeks before the program.

To sign up for summer camps call (406)728-STEM


50% deposit required for all spectrUM programs.  View spectrUM's cancellation policy.