Summer Camps


2020 SUMMER CAMP

MOR summer camps are crafted for students entering 1st - 8th grade in the Fall of 2020. Our quality camps stimulate learning throughout the summer. MOR’s outdoor classrooms and experiment spaces encourage each child to learn about history and science, meet new friends, create crafts, and play active games. 

NEW REGISTRATION SYSTEM

New for 2020, we've changed to a new registration software - Versai. You will need to create a New Account in Versai, and you will need your MOR Membership Number from the back of your card to receive member pricing. Please have patience as we work out the kinks in the new system.

Versai Registration Instructions

  • Click one of the camp titles you are interested in below. This will take you to our new Versai registration page. Or right-click the camp title and select "Open in New Tab" to keep these instructions available to you.
  • Select Log In at the top of the webpage to create a new account with Versai. You will need your MOR Membership Number. After you create a new Versai Account and login, select "Enter a New Attendee Name" and enter your child's name and birthdate. You may enter all your children's names at this point.
    • Non-Members. Membership is not required, but a Versai account is. Create your Versai account without selecting the I am a Member Checkbox. A membership may be purchased at this time by clicking here or calling 406.994.6054
  • After entering your child's name, select Add to Cart to add that camp to your cart. Select Continue Shopping if you want to add more camps, or Complete Purchase if you have selected all of your camps for all of your children.
  • To add more camps, select Continue Shopping and then select Camps, Classes, and Programs Calendar. Navigate to the next camp you would like to purchase, click on it, and select the child you want to add for that camp.
  • After all your camps for all your children are in the shopping cart, select Complete Purchase to be taken to the full registration information portion.
  • Fill out the registration forms, review the camp policies, and then select Continue Checkout to be taken to the payment screen.

Pricing
$215 per camper for MOR members | $255 per camper for non-members.
Full payment is required upon registration, $50 of which is non-refundable. $100 non-refundable less than 14 days before the camp starts. 
Limited scholarship funds are available for MOR children’s programming. See below for details.

Cancellations
You may cancel your camper's registration by contacting Dillon Warn at dillon.warn@montana.edu or by calling 406-994-5282. $50 of each camp registration is non-refundable. $100 non-refundable less than 14 days before the camp starts. 

Learn MOR Scholarship Fund

For a child, every new encounter is an opportunity to learn and engage with the world. Museum of the Rockies programs take children’s insatiable curiosity and use it to educate them in an interactive manner. Thanks to the Learn MOR Scholarship Fund, established in 2009 by Allan and Anna Lee Roush, the Museum awards scholarships to deserving children for all types of programming. MOR strongly believes all children should have access to museum programming, regardless of membership or financial status.  All families in need of support are welcomed to complete a scholarship form. Scholarships are based on need and will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis, which may take several days. After being awarded a Scholarship, you will be given a discount code to use with the Versai Registration system. The submission of the scholarship application does not guarantee registration for a camp, as camps sell out quickly. 

  • To submit a scholarship application, click here to download the fillable form. Fill out the form, save it, and email it to dillon.warn@montana.edu. It may take some time to receive your discount code to use in the Versai system. Thanks!

For more information, please call 406.994.5282.

Registration opens at 9 a.m., Monday, January 6, 2020

All camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2020 MOR Summer Camps 

Camps with few spaces left will be noted here, please note that camps may sell out before this page updates.

Dates Grades 1 – 2 Grades 3 – 5 Grades 6 – 8

June 22 – 26

Jr. Paleo Waitlist (SOLD OUT)

Let’s Do Chemistry

Astronauts Waitlist (SOLD OUT)

 

June 29 – July 3

Astronauts-In-Training (2 left)

Jr. Paleo Waitlist (SOLD OUT)

Let’s Do Chemistry

 

July 6 – 10

Little Museum on the Prairie

Reptiles! Waitlist (SOLD OUT) 

Challenge Accepted (2 left)

July 13 – 17

Reptiles! Waitlist (SOLD OUT)

Prairie Waitlist (SOLD OUT)

Survival Waitlist (SOLD OUT)

July 20 – 24

Monsters and Mysteries

Survival Waitlist (SOLD OUT)

Two Wheels Waitlist (SOLD OUT

July 27 – 31

Survival Waitlist (SOLD OUT)

Yellowstone Explorers

Monsters and Mysteries (1 left)

 

August 3 – 7

Disgusting Science

Museum Masters

Art and Science

 

August 10 – 14

Museum Masters

Art and Science

Disgusting Science (2 left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! Museum Masters - Can't decide which camp to try? Miss out on your favorite? This camp will let you try a little bit of everything that Museum of the Rockies has to offer. Each day we'll dabble in a different topic - paleontology, space, history, engineering, and more, featuring the best bits and alternative projects from MOR's favorite camps.

NEW! Art and Science - You don't need to be an artist for MOR's art-specific summer camp! Projects will be inspired by our exhibits and collections and will include paleo art, sketching, watercolor, photography, and more. We will get creative and put the A in STEAM education.

NEW! Reptiles! - Our changing exhibit for 2020 – Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly – will inspire this camp for all young zookeepers and reptile fans. Live snakes, turtles, crocodiles, geckos, and our visiting zookeeper will help us learn about the differences between families of reptiles, and inspire cold-blooded crafts, slithery games, and other herpetological activities.

Let's Do Chemistry - Grab your lab coat and goggles! Exciting eruptions and crazy experiments with acids and bases, kitchen chemistry, slimes, mystery powders, and other astonishing reactions make this camp perfect for a young mad scientist or potions master. 

Survival - Luck favors the prepared! We'll improvise shelter, sanitize water, scavenge food, sample emergency rations, make disaster plans, and learn navigation and first aid skills. You'll be ready for anything after this camp.

Astronauts-In-Training - Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? We're calling on kids with the "right stuff" to join us on an out-of-this-world adventure, discovering how rockets work and how humans can live in space long term.

Disgusting Science - Dig into the science of being disgusting. Learn about the human body's gross, but necessary functions like boogers, barf, and belches. Uncover the nasty world of animals through roaches, mealworms, and other creepy crawlies. Make "interesting" snacks, drinks, and crafts. Things will get gross!

Little Museum on the Prairie - Step back in time at our Living History Farm and Bozeman of the late 1800s. Help around the Tinsley house with gardening, chores, making crafts, and playing the games of pioneer times.

Monsters and Mysteries - Is it science, pseudoscience, or movie magic? How can you tell if something is real or not? Explore strange topics like UFOs and aliens, Loch Ness monsters, and even look for Sasquatch, all while making a short film about our odd experiences.

Jr. Paleontologists - What does it take to become a real paleontologist? How do fossils get discovered, prepared, and put on display? We'll go through the entire process of paleontology in this camp, "discovering" and preparing a fossil, and building a mini-exhibit for display at MOR.

Yellowstone Explorers - Investigate the wide variety of science about Yellowstone! Meet microbes, plants, animals, and geysers, make Yellowstone-themed crafts, and much more in this camp all about the first National Park.

Science on Two Wheels ­- What's the science behind a bicycle? What's the easiest way to pedal up a hill? How do you patch a flat? Why do some bikes have such skinny tires, and how do they keep from tipping over? We'll answer these questions and more as we explore Bozeman by bike and discover the science and engineering behind the world's most efficient invention: the bicycle!

Challenge Accepted - Prepare for an Olympic-sized science challenge! We'll break into teams and spend the week making mousetrap cars, balsa bridges, and improvised catapults. Teams will test each other's scientific knowledge as we prepare for a friendly camp competition on Friday. Who will emerge victoriously?