Summer Camps & Programs
The University of Montana welcomes camps, programs, conferences and special events to utilize the campus during the summer months. Summer in Western Montana is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and UM offers summer guests a scenic campus, a vibrant local community and easy access to outdoor recreation. A river really does run through it (right next to campus) and you are invited to visit and begin your adventure.
If you are looking to bring a summer camp or program onto campus and keep your program centralized in one picturesque location, the University of Montana Conference & Event Services team can help plan your event from start to finish. The team can assist with coordination of housing, meals, venues, transportation, recreation opportunities and campus activities! Conference & Event Services will help with every detail offering you a one-stop-shop experience.
Need more information on bringing a camp or summer program to UM? Schedule a free consultation today with an event coordinator to see why UM would be a great fit for your group. Call (406) 243-4119 or fill out the contact form to request more information.
Using local and sustainable ingredients, many from UM's on-campus gardens, Campus Dining delivers delicious, chef-crafted meals tailored to your event. Share a wholesome meal and experience all UM has to offer. Dining staff will work directly with you to accommodate special dietary preferences and ensure your experience exceeds expectations.
Campus Dining's Food Zoo, located in the Emma B. Lommasson Center, offers an all-you-care-to-eat dining experience to satisfy a group's appetite and accommodate its budget. The chef's variety of dishes changes daily, allowing you and your guests to experience flavors from around the world or traditional favorites. The Food Zoo provides something nutritious for everyone so guests can get on the way to their next activity. The dining room is open Monday-Friday, 11AM-1:30PM for lunch during the summer, and will open for additional meals with a group reservation. Please note: group reservations booked on May 25, July 3rd and/or 4th will incur an additional surcharge due to holiday scheduling.
UM Catering offers full service food and beverage options on and off campus to UM guests. From continental breakfast to a served banquet to field trip meals to-go, UM Catering offers exceptional dining experiences to suit your unique occasion.
Campus offers multiple eateries for coffee or grab and go meals. The University Center offers a full coffee shop, bakery and convenience store, along with a Pizza Hut location.
Whether selecting overnight rooms conveniently located with UM Housing on campus or one of Missoula's many local hotels, we have accommodation options for all types of groups.
Stay on Campus
From mid-May to the end of July, UM opens up its residence halls for groups needing an economical and opportune choice for an overnight stay. Certain dates during the summer have been known to be especially popular, so it is recommended that you book your program well in advance to ensure availability. Most Residence Halls offer double or single occupancy rooms with communal bathrooms. Pantzer Hall offers a pod room arrangement with suite bathrooms. Overnight sleeping rooms are not equipped with air-conditioning, but groups will be so busy learning, exploring and growing during the day, rooms will only be used to sleep.
Stay in the Woods!
Lubrecht State Experimental Forest offers a rustic alternative to hotels. Just 30 miles from Missoula along the Blackfoot River, Lubrecht has miles of recreational trails for hiking or cross-country skiing. Stay in a cabin, boxcar, apartment or lodge. Meals available.
Stay in a Hotel
Missoula offers many hotels within walking distance of campus. UM also offers a pay for service transportation to groups staying further from campus or who want to offer a hotel to campus shuttle service.
Guests on campus receive exclusive access to numerous opportunities to learn, relax and have fun. Explore UM's list of campus amenities & activities and recreation opportunities. From river rafting on the Clark Fork to touring the Montana Museum of Art and Culture, UM has numerous activities to offer groups while on campus.
Need more time to concentrate on your program? Hire our Conference & Event Services to manage your conference or meeting, taking care of every detail including a registration program to budget on-site conference management.
Just need a registration system? The CES team can build a custom registration system that your participants can use to register and pay for the program. This is a pay to use service that CES will administer.
Missoula International Airport is only a 15 minute drive to campus and offers many direct flights.
UM offers transportation services for hire to get your group where they need to go in the city. Beach Transportation offers school bus and motor coach service for outside of the city.
To find where you can park, view Parking Maps of Campus.