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Yellowstone Writing Project's Youth Writing Camp


Dates: July 13-17, 2020
Times: 9am-3pm, Friday Showcase at 1pm
Cost: Early Bird (though June 17): Commuter $225
Regular (after June 17) Commuter $250
Grades: 5-12 (in Fall 2020)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman

Registration is closed.

The Yellowstone Writing Project's Youth Writing Camp is a multi-day "unschooled" writing workshop for youth entering grades 5-12 in Fall 2020. Campers will write in multiple genres and share their writing within a supportive community of peers and licensed educators--the Yellowstone Writing Project teacher consultants.

The program includes walking field trips, writing games, and guidance and feedback throughout the writing process. The camp is led by Yellowstone Writing Project (YWP) Teachers and Jr. Counselors.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yellowstone Writing Project may make alternate plans for the camp in the coming weeks.

Family Science Night

Dates: TBA
Times: 5pm to 7pm
Cost: FREE
Grades: All ages
Location: Strand Union Ballrooms, Montana State University, Bozeman

Come experience Montana State University’s research at MSU Family Science Night (which was started as NanoDays in 2008). MSU faculty and students will showcase their research through educational hands-on activities. Participants can circulate at their own pace through a variety of engaging demonstrations and experiments in a science festival atmosphere.

Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science (EYH)


To protect public health, Expanding Your Horizons 2020 has been cancelled.

We are exploring options to host the event in the fall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

EYH2021 is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021.

EYH is a one-day conference including hands-on workshops in the fields of math and science for girls in grades 6, 7, and 8. The purpose of the program is to encourage young women to participate in these academic areas.

Peaks and Potentials Camp

 Peaks & Potentials Camp

In the interest of protecting public health and safety, Peaks and Potentials 2020 is cancelled.

Peaks and Potentials 2021 is scheduled for June 20-25. Please mark your calendars!

Dates: June 20-25, 2021
Cost: Resident - $TBA; Commuter w/ lunch and dinner - $TBA
Commuter w/ lunch only - $TBA
Grades: 5-7 (in Fall 2021)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Peaks and Potentials summer enrichment camp gives high potential students the opportunity to explore special topics of interest and work with experts in various subject areas. Academic, recreational and social activities offer students a chance to interact with their peers and sample campus life. Students may stay on campus or commute each day.

Yellowstone Writing Project's Rural Journalism Camp

Dates: Summer 2021 (exact dates TBA)
Cost: Free to accepted students
Grades: 9-12 (entering in fall 2021)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rural Journalism Camp is cancelled for the summer of 2020. We apologize for disappointment.

The Rural Journalism Camp, a weeklong, residential experience, immerses rural high school students in the theory and practice of daily journalism. Students will explore relevant issues facing American journalists today and also develop skills of the craft by covering a variety of actual news events throughout the Bozeman area. Upon leaving camp, students will return to their home communities and develop a journalistic piece that sheds light on a significant aspect of life within their communities.

Montana Models

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Dates: TBA
Times: TBA
Cost: Free to accepted applicants 
Grades: Students entering grades 7-12 in Fall 2021
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman

In the interest of protecting public health and safety, Montana Models 2020 is cancelled.

Montana Models is a four-night summer camp where groups of middle and high school youth use mathematical modeling to understand their world and solve problems that are important to them and their communities. Montana Models is for students entering grades 7th to 12th in the fall 2020, and is a collaboration between Montana communities, Montana 4-H, and mathematical sciences faculty from Montana State University, the University of Providence and University of Montana.

MSU Explore: Earth & Space Science Camp

MSU Explore

Dates: July 26-31, 2020
Cost: Free to accepted students
Grades: 6-8 (in Fall 2020)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman

In the interest of protecting public health and safety, MSU Explore 2020 is cancelled.

MSU Explore: Earth & Space Science Camp is a no-cost camp for students entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2020. It is a residential camp where participants will take workshops of their choice. Workshop topics may include black holes, life on Mars, weather and climate, microbes to gases, writing Sci-Fi stories and much more.

Students will also sample life on campus during recreational and social activities.

MSU Explore is for kids who may not have attended a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) camp or had access to an MSU opportunity like this before. Students from low-income families and communities, rural areas, or those who will be first in their family to attend college are highly encouraged to apply.

Students must complete an application and have two (2) adult references.