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Montana State University STEAM Day


Dates: April 15, 2023

This one-day conference will include hands-on workshops in the STEAM fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math for girls in grades 6, 7, and 8. The purpose of the program is to introduce young women to the many different careers available to them.

Formerly known as Expanding Your Horizons, we are now MSU STEAM Day!

Peaks and Potentials Camp

 Peaks & Potentials Camp

Dates: TBA Summer 2023
Cost (in 2022): Commuter with lunch only - $499
Commuter with lunch and dinner - $559
Resident - $699
Grades: 5-7 (in Fall 2023)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman

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.

MSU Explore: Earth & Space Science Camp

MSU Explore

Dates: June 11-16, 2023
Cost: Free to accepted students
Grades: 6-8 (in Fall 2023)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman

MSU Explore: Earth & Space Science Camp is a no-cost camp for students entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2023. 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.

Yellowstone Writing Project's Youth Writing Camp


Dates: July 10-14, 2023
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost (in 2022): Early Bird Commuter (through May 30) - $275
Regular Commuter (after May 30) - $300
Early Bird Resident (through May 30) - $725
Regular Resident (after May 30) - Price $750
Grades: 5-12 (in Fall 2023)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman

The Yellowstone Writing Project's Youth Writing Camp is a multi-day "unschooled" writing workshop for youth entering grades 5-12. 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 writing on the move, writing games, and guidance and feedback throughout the writing process. The camp is led by Yellowstone Writing Project (YWP) teachers and junior counselors.

Yellowstone Writing Project's Young Writer's Camp

Dates: July 11-14, 2023
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost (in 2022): Early Bird Commuter (though May 30) - $225
Regular Commuter (after May 30) - $250
Grades: 3-4 (in Fall 2023)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman

The Yellowstone Writing Project’s Young Writer’s Camp is a four-day writing workshop for kids entering grades 3-4. Campers will be immersed in creativity and will engage in activities to encourage writing across genres, writing in community, and building up writing stamina. Licensed educators (our YWP teacher consultants) will provide feedback and encouragement, as well as a few of their favorite writing tricks! Campers will also have opportunity to publish their work in a group anthology. Camp will close with a writing showcase. 

Montana Models

MT Models logo

Dates: TBA Summer 2023
Cost: Free to accepted applicants
Grades: 7-10 (in Fall 2023)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman

Montana Models is a four-night summer camp for groups of middle and high school youth from rural Montana. They use mathematical modeling to understand their world and solve problems that are important to them and their communities. Montana Models is for teams of youth entering grades 7 through 10 in the fall 2023, and is a collaboration between Montana communities, Montana 4-H, and the mathematical sciences faculty from Montana State University and the University of Montana.

Yellowstone Writing Project's Rural Journalism Camp

Dates: TBA Summer 2024
Cost: Free to accepted students
Grades: 9-12 (in Fall 2024)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman

We will not offer the Rural Journalism Camp in 2023. See you in 2024.

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.

Family Science Day

Dates: TBA 2024
Times: TBA
Cost: FREE
Audience: Invited Schools
Location: Strand Union Ballrooms, Montana State University, Bozeman

Come experience Montana State University’s research at MSU Family Science Day. 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.