summer camps '18

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10% member and sibling discount.

Campers bring their own lunch.

Summer camps take place in the Skaggs Building on the University of Montana Campus. 

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)

June Camps

Get Set to Be a Vet, Ages 7-10

June 11-15, 9am-4pm
$245
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!

Bionic Builders, Ages 9-12

June 11-15, 9am-4pm
$245
Discover the exciting world of biomechanics through making and tinkering. Design and test prosthetic limbs, build mechanical hands, and explore sound and hearing by building 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.

Magic of Chemistry, Ages 6-9

June 18-22, 9am-4pm
$245
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!

Explosive Chemistry, Ages 9-12

June 18-22, 9am-4pm
$245
Start your summer off with a bang! Explore the science of fire and fireworks during this action-packed camp.  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!

Camp Contraption, Ages 7-10

June 25-29, 9am-4pm
$245
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.

Robotics: Mars Mission, Ages 9-12

June 25-29, 9am-4pm
$245
spectrUM’s most popular summer camp...with a new twist! Explore the amazing world of robotics and computer programming by building robots that move, talk, see, and sense their surroundings. Explore how robots are changing the world, then use your skills to design and test a robot mission that's out of this world!

July Camps

Treasure Island Adventures, Ages 6-9

July 9-13, 9am-4pm
$245
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 creating your very own treasure chest and challenging your fellow pirates to follow a treasure map.

SciGirls Code, Ages 8-12

July 9-13, 9am-4pm
$245
Explore, design, and create at spectrUM in this girls-only science camp! Meet with female scientists as you explore the exciting world of computers. Use your imagination and new skills to design your own computer game and learn how to code.

Tech Club: Tech Tasters, Ages 6-9

July16-20, 9am-4pm
$245
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.

Makers Academy, Ages 10-14 (previously called 3D Printing)

July 16-20, 9am-4pm
$245
Do you love to create? Join this exciting new camp to bring your ideas to life. Spend a week making and tinkering. Design and make your own creations with a laser cutter, 3D printer, and more.

Magic of Chemistry, Ages 7-10

July 23-27, 9am-4pm
$245
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!

Camp Hydro: Science on the River, Ages 10-14

July 23-27, 9am-4pm
$245
In this exciting new camp you'll explore the water all around, from the Clark Fork River to the groundwater under our feet! Wade in to local streams to learn about aquatic insects and try your hand at fly-fishing. Explore where your drinking water comes from and use what you learn to solve real-world cases of groundwater contamination.

Get Set to Be A Vet, Ages 6-9

July 30-August 3, 9am-4pm
$245
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!

Science Sleuth, Ages 9-12

July 30-August 3, 9am-4pm
$245
Learn how scientists work to solve mysteries, from crime scenes to the mysteries of the universe! You'll explore your own fingerprints and the "fingerprints" of distant galaxies, examine fibers from modern times to ancient times, and much more. Work with a team to build the science tools you need to crack the case.

 

August Camps

Rocket Science, Ages 7-10

August 6-10, 9am-4pm
$245
Come fly with us! Design and build high-flying rockets powered by dry ice, water, and your own rocket fuel concoctions. Fly drones and explore the physics of flight. Learn about rocket design and exciting ways to blast into space!

Makers Academy, Ages 9-12 (previously called 3D Printing)

August 6-10, 9am-4pm
$245
Do you love to create? Join this exciting new camp to bring your ideas to life. Spend a week making and tinkering. Design and make your own creations with a laser cutter, 3D printer, and more.

Tinkerers' Quest, Ages 8-12

August 13-17, 9am-4pm
$245
Explore the science of games through computing, making, and tinkering! Design and build your own computer games and gaming contraptions and test your skills as a competitor. Take your new games home to challenge the whole family! 

Robotics: Rescue Rovers, Ages 7-10

August 13-17, 9am-4pm
$245
spectrUM’s most popular summer camp with a new twist! Explore the amazing world of robotics and computer programming by building robots that move, talk, see, and sense their surroundings. Learn how robots are saving lives and program your robot to carry out daring missions!

Cosmic Cadets, Ages 8-12

August 20-24, 9am-4pm
$245
Discover the wonders of the universe through hands-on exploration of planets, comets, meteors, moons, stars, and galaxies. Explore the possibilities of space travel and life on other planets. Visit the UM Planetarium and hone your skills as a star gazer in the Star Lab!

Best in Show, Ages 6-9

August 20-24, 9am-4pm
$245
One of our most popular camps! Experience spectrUM’s most fun and beloved science activities. We’ll explore everything from chemistry and robots, to animals and astronomy. This exciting week will get you geared up to go back to school!


Summer camps run from 9am - 4pm.

Summer camps take place in the Skaggs Building on the University of Montana Campus.

Summer camp participants need to bring their own lunch. 

Need based scholarships are available.  Scholarships are limited, and applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

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

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