Summer Camps '22

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Summer camps will take place in the new Missoula Public Library.

Click here to register for summer camps 

Half-day and full-day options will be available.

 

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

Full-day camps: $295 (non-member rate)

Half-day camps: $165 (non-member rate)

Review spectrUM's current COVID-19 policies.  

 

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

Thank you to ALPS for their support of Science For All to provide scholarships for summer camps.

ALPS

Summer Camp 2022 Schedule

June 13-17

Get Set to Be a Vet, Ages 6-9

Full-day camp, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  Register here

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

Meet real veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets and learn about animal adaptations! 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

Half-day camp, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  Register here

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.

June 20-24

Magic of Chemistry, Ages 7-10

Full-day camp, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  Register here.

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

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!

Art and Movement, Ages 6-9

Half-day camp, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  Register here

Explore your body movements and the world around you! Discover how to make, create, invent, and more through different scientific experiments and STEAM projects.

June 27-July 1

Camp Contraption, Ages 6-9

Full-day camp, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  Register here.

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

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.

Get Set to Be a Vet, Ages 7-10

Half-day camp, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  Register here

Meet real veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets and learn about animal adaptations! Develop your skills as you learn how to suture cuts and apply casts to broken bones. Meet special animal guests and more!

July 5-8

Citizen Scientists, Ages 8-12

Full-day camp, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Tuesday-Friday  Register here

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist. 

Did you know that anyone can be a scientist? Have fun this week with spectrUM and the Montana Natural History Center as we explore our community and help our ecosystems by becoming citizen scientists! Collect water samples, count birds, and discover what biodiversity can mean for our community.

CSI: Crack the Case, Ages 7-10

Half-day camp, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday-Friday  Register here

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

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 11-15

Robotics, Ages 8-11

Full-day camp, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  Register here

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

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, traveling the solar system, and more. Program your EV3 robot to carry out daring missions and challenges.

Magic of Chemistry, Ages 6-9

Half-day camp, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  Register here

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!

July 18-22

Treasure Island Adventures, Ages 6-9

Full-day camp, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  Register here

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

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, Ages 7-10

Half-day camp, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  Register here

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

Explore the amazing world of robotics and computer programming by building robots that move, talk, see, and sense their surroundings. Play with EV3 robots to carry out daring missions and challenges.

July 25-29

SciGirls Get Tech, Ages 8-12

Full-day camp, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  Register here

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

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.

Art and Movement, Ages 6-9

Half-day camp, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  Register here

Explore your body movements and the world around you! Discover how to make, create, invent, and more through different scientific experiments and STEAM projects.

August 1-5

CSI: Crack the Case, Ages 8-11

Full-day camp, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  Register here.

Camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

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!

Tech Tasters, Age 6-9

Half-day camp, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  Register here

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

August 8-12

Makers Academy, Ages 9-13

Full-day camp, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  Register here

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

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.

Get Set to Be a Vet, Ages 6-9

Half-day camp, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  Register here

Meet real veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets and learn about animal adaptations! Develop your skills as you learn how to suture cuts and apply casts to broken bones. Meet special animal guests and more!

August 15-19

Animal Superheroes, Ages 6-9

Full-day camp, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  Register here

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

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 animal superpowers! Each day features fun adventures, games, and interactions with live Bug Ambassadors. Learn all about the impressive adaptations, abilities and strengths of animals!

August 22-26

Best in Show, Ages 8-12

Full-day camp, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm  Register here

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

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!

Cosmic Cadets, Ages 7-10

Half-day camp, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  Register here

This camp is full. Put your name on the waitlist.

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!

Summer Camp Program Details

Full-day summer camps run from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Half-day summer camps run from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm.

No camps will be held on Monday, July 4th.

Summer camps will take place at spectrUM's location at the new Missoula Public Library.

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 3/1.Purchase a membership.

Open enrollment begins on 3/15.

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

Summer Camp Partners

Let's Move Missoula

 

Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium

 

Montana Natural History Center
Missoula Parks and Recreation