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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 scholarships available for both memberships and camps. Apply here!

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.

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