Summer Camps '20

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

To register, call 728-7836 or register online.

 

With the concerns about COVID-19 at this time, spectrUM is taking precautions to prevent the spread germs. Please review spectrUM's COVID-19 policies for our summer camp program.

If summer camps need to be cancelled due to COVID-19, full refunds will be provided for all participants.

 

Members receive a 10% discount on all summer camps. Purchase a membership.

Need-based scholarships are available. Apply for a scholarship.

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

June Camps

June 15-19

Get Set to Be a Vet, Ages 6-9.

June 15-19, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

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!

Treasure Island Adventures, Ages 7-10

June 15-19, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

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, create your very own treasure chest and challenge your fellow pirates to follow a treasure map.

June 22-26

Camp Contraption, Ages 7-10

June 22-26, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

Calling all engineers, tinkerers, and inventors! During this camp, you will build, build, build! Create Rube Goldberg Devices, flying contraptions, bridges, and more. Explore the engineering design process as you build dams and create earthquake-proof buildings. Come home with everything you build.

Explosive Chemistry, Ages 10-14

June 22-26, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

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 camps!

June 29-July 3

Magic of Chemistry, Ages 6-9

June 29-July 3, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

Don't miss this exciting camp, full of potions, explosions, and magic! Explore the fascinating world of chemistry as you extract DNA, make slime, create exploding elephant toothpaste, and more!

Robotics: Mars Mission, Ages 9-12

June 29-July 3, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

Explore the amazing world of robotics and computer programming by building EV3 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 is out of this world!

July Camps

July 6-10

Best in Show, Ages 6-9

July 6-10, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

One of our most popular camps! Experience spectrUM's most fun and beloved science activities. We'll eplore everything from chemistry and robots to animals and astronomy!

SciGirls Get Tech, Ages 8-12

July 6-10, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

Explore, design, and create with spectrUM in this girls-only science camp! Meet with female scientists, use your imagination and new skills to design your own computer game and learn how to code.

July 13-17

Get Set to Be a Vet, Ages 7-10

July 13-17, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

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!

Makers Academy, Ages 10-14

July 13-17, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

Do you love to create? Join this exciting 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.

July 20-24

 

Crime Scene Investigation, Ages 9-12

July 20-24, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

Learn how real crime scene 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!

July 27-31

Treasure Island Adventures, Ages 6-9

July 27-31, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

Walk the plank and dive into science! Craft a sword, learn the art stage sword fighting, and send some ships down to Davey Jones' locker with your own catapults and cannons. Explore gemstones, create your very own treasure chest, and challenge your fellow pirates to follow a treasure map.

Robotics: Rescue Rovers, Ages 8-11

July 27-231, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

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 a new EV3 robot to carry out daring missions.

August Camps

August 3-7

Animal Superheroes with Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, Ages 6-9

August 3-7, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

Can you jump as far as a snow flea? Or run as fast as a cheetah? What about lifting as much as a Hercules beetle? Have fun this week with spectrUM and the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium as we explore the great powers of animals - and test our own superpowers! Each day features fun adventures, games and even interactions with live Bug Ambassadors. We'll play to learn all about the impressive adaptations, abilities, and strengths of animals!

Magic of Chemistry, Ages 7-10

August 3-7, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

Don't miss this exciting camp, full of potions, explosions, and magic! Explore the fascinating world of chemistry as you extract DNA, make slime, create exploding elephant toothpaste, and more!

 

August 10-14

Tech Tasters, Ages 6-9

August 10-14, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

Explore all different kinds of technology in this fun-filled camp! Make jitterbugs, create art and moving pictures on the computer, explore animation, program new LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robots, and more!

Cosmic Cadets, Ages 8-12

August 10-14, 9am-4pm  Register now.     $245 for non-members / $220.50 for members

Discover the wonders of the universe through hands-on exploration of planets, comets, 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!

 

 

Summer Camp Program Details

Summer camps run from 9am - 4pm.

Summer camps will take place at 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 or enroll online.

Enrollment for members begins on 2/28.Purchase a membership.

Open enrollment begins on 3/14.

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