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Member Registration: March 1st, 9:00 AM

Open Registration: March 8th, 9:00 AM

Registration Information

Here are some ways you can prepare for camp registration. 

  • If you have attended camps with spectrUM before you already have an account, and can click on the UltraCamp Link and select “Forgot your login information?” to reset your password. Your username is your email address. 

  • Before registration day, log in to your account and fill out any account information that you can so that registration is quick and easy.

Register on UltraCamp now

Members register early and receive a discount on all summer camps.

Purchase a membership on UltraCamp. Only one membership per family necessary to access benefits.

  • Member Registration: March 1st, 9:00 AM
  • Open Registration: March 8th, 9:00 AM

Pricing

  • $365 non-member rate
  • $325 member rate 

Need-based scholarships are available.

Thank you to spectrUM's members and donors for their support of Science For All to provide scholarships for summer camps.

Apply for a scholarship.

Summer Camp 2024 Schedule

June 10-14

Get Set to Be a Vet, Ages 6-9 - Full!

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Join the Waitlist.

Join us for an exciting summer camp experience where you'll meet real veterinarians and discover how to take better care of your pets. You'll learn all about animal adaptations and get hands-on practice with valuable skills such as suturing cuts and applying casts to broken bones. Plus, you can enjoy visits from special animal guests and bond with fellow animal lovers!

Magic of Chemistry, Ages 8-11

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Are you ready for an electrifying camp packed with potions, explosions, and magic?! Dive into the captivating world of chemistry as you extract DNA, craft colorful slime, create explosive elephant toothpaste, and more. Unleash your inner scientist and experience the wonders of chemistry.

June 17-21

Camp Contraption, Ages 6-9

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Attention all engineers, tinkerers, and inventors! This camp is all about building, building, and building some more! You'll create amazing Rube Goldberg devices, flying contraptions, catapults, bridges, and much more. Dive deep into the engineering design process as you construct windmills and earthquake-resistant buildings. Unleash your creativity and problem-solving skills in a camp that's perfect for aspiring creators and innovators!

Robotics, Ages 7-10

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Join us at Robotics Camp, where you'll design and build robots using LEGO kits, and program them for challenging rescue missions and obstacle courses! Dive into the world of Ozobots and Cubelets as you learn how robots can sense, think, and act. Sharpen your coding and engineering skills while exploring the exciting possibilities of robotics! Whether you're a beginner or experienced with robotics, this camp promises lots of hands-on fun.

June 24-28

Treasure Island Adventures, Ages 6-9

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Walk the plank and dive deep into the world of science! Craft your own boat and send ships down to Davy Jones' locker with your custom catapults and cannons. Unearth and explore gemstones, create dazzling jewels, and challenge your fellow pirates with a treasure map adventure. This camp is perfect for aspiring swashbucklers ready for an exciting journey filled with scientific discovery and pirate-themed fun!

STEAM Camp, Ages 7-10

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Gear up for a blast at spectrUM's STEAM Camp, where you can dive into the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Conduct cool experiments, build wild contraptions, and create crazy art. This camp is packed with hands-on adventure that combines all the wonders of STEAM in a fun-filled experience! 

July 8-12

Magic of Chemistry, Ages 6-9

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Are you ready for an electrifying camp packed with potions, explosions, and magic?! Dive into the captivating world of chemistry as you extract DNA, craft colorful slime, create explosive elephant toothpaste, and more. Unleash your inner scientist and experience the wonders of chemistry.

CSI: Crack the Case, Ages 8-12

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Uncover secrets and solve mysteries at our thrilling detective camp! Team up with fellow investigators to examine mysterious liquids, and use fingerprint and footprint clues to crack the case. As the detective, you'll put your skills to the test and utilize an array of forensic tools to solve mysteries.

July 15-19

SciGirls, Ages 8-12

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Get ready for an adventure-packed girls-only science camp at spectrUM! Explore the great outdoors, conduct fun experiments, and get hands-on with citizen science projects. You'll meet and work alongside amazing scientists and role models while developing new STEAM skills. Join us for a week of discovery in this exciting camp!

NASA Camp, Ages 7-10

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Put on your space suit and blast off for a stellar adventure in this NASA-inspired camp! Build moon habitats, engineer and launch water rockets, create cosmic art, and dive into the wonders of the stars. Discover the mysteries of the universe and unleash your inner astronaut in a fun-filled journey through all things astronomy.

July 22-26

STEAM Camp, Ages 6-9

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Gear up for a blast at spectrUM's STEAM Camp, where you can dive into the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Conduct cool experiments, build wild contraptions, and create crazy art. This camp is packed with hands-on adventure that combines all the wonders of STEAM in a fun-filled experience!

Robotics, Ages 8-12 - Full!

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Join the Waitlist.

Join us at Robotics Camp, where you'll design and build robots using LEGO kits, and program them for challenging rescue missions and obstacle courses! Dive into the world of Ozobots and Cubelets as you learn how robots can sense, think, and act. Sharpen your coding and engineering skills while exploring the exciting possibilities of robotics! Whether you're a beginner or experienced with robotics, this camp promises lots of hands-on fun.

July 29 - August 2

Makers Academy, Ages 8-11 - Full!

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Join the Waitlist.

Are you ready to bring your ideas to life? Join this exciting camp for a week of making and tinkering! Design and build your own creations using high-tech tools like a laser cutter, 3D printer, and more. Let your imagination run wild as you explore new skills and create crazy projects.

NASA Camp, Ages 9-12

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Put on your space suit and blast off for a stellar adventure in this NASA-inspired camp! Build moon habitats, engineer and launch water rockets, create cosmic art, and dive into the wonders of the stars. Discover the mysteries of the universe and unleash your inner astronaut in a fun-filled journey through all things astronomy.

August 5-9

Camp Contraption, Ages 8-11

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Attention all engineers, tinkerers, and inventors! This camp is all about building, building, and building some more! You'll create amazing Rube Goldberg devices, flying contraptions, catapults, bridges, and much more. Dive deep into the engineering design process as you construct windmills and earthquake-resistant buildings. Unleash your creativity and problem-solving skills in a camp that's perfect for aspiring creators and innovators!

Get Set To Be A Vet, Ages 6-9 - Full!

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Join the Waitlist.

Join us for an exciting summer camp experience where you'll meet real veterinarians and discover how to take better care of your pets. You'll learn all about animal adaptations and get hands-on practice with valuable skills such as suturing cuts and applying casts to broken bones. Plus, you can enjoy visits from special animal guests and bond with fellow animal lovers!

August 12-16

Makers Academy, Ages 11-14

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Are you ready to bring your ideas to life? Join this exciting camp for a week of making and tinkering! Design and build your own creations using high-tech tools like a laser cutter, 3D printer, and more. Let your imagination run wild as you explore new skills and create crazy projects.

CSI: Crack the Case, Ages 7-10

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Uncover secrets and solve mysteries at our thrilling detective camp! Team up with fellow investigators to examine mysterious liquids, and use fingerprint and footprint clues to crack the case. As the detective, you'll put your skills to the test and utilize an array of forensic tools to solve mysteries.

August 19-23

Best in Show, Ages 6-9

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

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!

Magic of Chemistry, Ages 7-10

9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Register here.

Are you ready for an electrifying camp packed with potions, explosions, and magic?! Dive into the captivating world of chemistry as you extract DNA, craft colorful slime, create explosive elephant toothpaste, and more. Unleash your inner scientist and experience the wonders of chemistry.

Summer Camp Program Details

Summer camps run Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.

No camps will be held the week of July 1st.

Summer camps will take place at spectrUM's location at the Missoula Public Library on 455 East Main Street.

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 enroll online.

Enrollment for members begins on 3/1. Purchase a membership.

Open enrollment begins on 3/8.

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

Review spectrUM's COVID Policy.

For questions about summer camps, call 406-728-7836, or email spectrUM's camp coordinator at rachel.thurman@umconnect.umt.edu

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