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Camp FAQs

Camp FAQs

What does a typical day at camp look like?

Our camps are designed to provide a mix of creative opportunities, scientific exploration, teamwork, and individual activities to cater to different interests, learning styles, and personalities. Each day of camp includes team-building exercises, hands-on learning activities, walking field trips and supervised free play. A typical schedule for a full-day camp for kids in grades K-5 might look like this:

  • 8:45 am - 9:00 am – Drop Off
  • 9:00 am - 9:15 am – Free Play/Icebreaker
  • 9:15 am - 10:45 am – First Activity Period
  • 10:45 am - 11:00 am – First Snack (BYO)
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm – Second Activity Period
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm – Lunch (BYO)/Outdoor Play
  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm – Third Activity Period
  • 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm – Pick Up

How big are MSC camps?

Camps that are hosted here at MSC or in the STEAMlab are limited to 12 participants.

Is there a member discount?

Yes! We offer a 10% discount on our camps with a current membership. Call (406) 522-9087 to get the promo code prior to registration.

Are scholarships available for your camps?

Yes! We have a limited number of half-price scholarships available. Call (406) 522-9087 for more info.

What should my child bring to camp?

Children should bring their snacks and lunch, a water bottle, and play clothes appropriate for our changeable Montana weather.

What is the MSC Summer Camp cancellation policy? Updated 5/11/2020

Cancellation Policy:
Due to COVID-19, our summer camp cancellation policy has been updated.
Summer camp adjustments due to health-safety requirements are being determined on a camp-by-camp basis. MSC will notify parents no later than 14 days prior to the start of camp. All summer camps have been adjusted to being offered as “Camp-At-Home” with all materials, supplies and instructions provided. If an in-person summer camp is NOT cancelled, participants may still choose the opportunity to do “Camp-At-Home” instead.

Cancellation requests are as follows:

  • Within 14 days of start date: fee will not be refunded.
  • Within 14 - 25 days with opt-out of “Camp-At-Home” option: 50% camp fee credit to MSC will be granted*
  • Outside of 25 days with opt-out of “Camp-At-Home” option: camp fee will be refunded in full, less a $75 administration fee.
  • Cancellations made by MSC staff for any reason will be refunded in full, less a $75 administration fee.
  • Pro-ration for partial or incomplete camps is not offered.

Thank you very much for your understanding during this time. As a non-profit, community support is critical for MSC to continue our mission and adapt to the challenges we are faced with. Please consider turning your camp fee into a donation.

*MSC credit for camps can be used on any of the following: MSC admission, MSC STEAMlab Open Lab admission, MSC Memberships, MSC Camps & PIR Days. Request that Credit be used by August 30, 2021.