Dates and Location

Dates: June 16-21, 2024
Cost: $549-$799
Grades: 5-7 (in Fall 2024)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman
Registration opens: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

How to Register Your Child for Peaks

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We want your child to attend, even if funds are tight. Learn more about scholarships.

About Peaks and Potentials

Peaks and Potentials camp allows high-potential students to come to the MSU campus and explore special topics of interest while working with experts in various subject areas.

Instructors are MSU faculty members, students and experienced professionals from the area. University students and professionals act as directors and counselors throughout the week.

All workshops emphasize personal instruction, small group interaction and a "hands-on" experiential approach. In addition, academic, recreational and social activities offer students a chance to interact with their peers and sample campus life.

Before You Register

To save time when registering, we recommend that you:

  1. Create accounts for yourself and the children you plan to enroll. Learn how to create accounts.
  2. Rank the workshops your child would like to attend in each time slot. How to rank workshops.

Ranking Workshops

When you register, you will rank each workshop in each time slot. There are three (3) time slots (morning, mid-morning and afternoon) with 5 workshops per time slot.

Before you register, we recommend reviewing the workshop schedule and ranking the workshops your child would like to take. 

Each timeslot must have all workshops ranked 1-5, with 1 being the first choice, 2 being the second choice, etc. When we receive your registration, we will do our best to place your child in their highest-ranked workshop choice. We will process all registrations in order according to the day and time they are received. Therefore, the earlier you register your child, the better their chance of receiving their higher-ranked workshops!

We do not guarantee that we can place your children in the same workshops as their friends. Workshop placement is based on availability and registration day/time. There will be opportunities to see each other at lunch, afternoon free time, and evening activities.

View the 2024 Workshop Schedule


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The resident fee includes the cost of housing for one person in a supervised, double occupancy residence hall room for five nights, five breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners in the campus dining hall. It also includes workshop tuition, all group activities and a t-shirt.

Resident plan students should be dropped off on campus between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and picked up by 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

Bear spray clinic at Peaks & Potentials 2021


The commuter plans include workshop tuition, all group activities and a t-shirt.

Lunch only - Includes five lunches $549

Lunch and dinner - Includes five lunches and four dinners $629


Participants will eat lunch on campus. The cost of the camp includes five lunches.


All workshops and activities begin Monday, June 17, 2024.

At this time, we are planning to have residents and commuters check in on the evening of Sunday, June 16. There will be a short orientation to be attended by parents and participants, with possible ice cream social to follow. More information will follow in camp letters.

Information for CommutersInformation for Residents

Deposit and Refund Policy

You may cancel your registration until Friday, June 14, 2024, for a full refund minus the $50 deposit.

If Peaks and Potentials 2024 is canceled due to any issue, full refunds will be processed.

Camp Rules and Expectations

The camp confirmation letter will include documentation regarding Camp Rules and Expectations.


If you or your child are experiencing any symptoms of being ill, please stay home and call the camp director to let us know that your camper won’t be attending camp.

COVID-19 Protocols

MSU Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning makes decisions based on policies and guidelines set by Montana State University, the Montana University System, and the State of Montana.

Interest List

When you add yourself to the interest list, you receive camp news and updates, including information about the opening of registration.

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Camp Sponsors

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Thanks to our 2024 Peaks and Potentials camp sponsors!

Altos Photonics

College of Agriculture, Montana State University

Gianforte School of Computing, Montana State University

Headwaters Academy

Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing, Montana State University

Martel Construction

Montana Parent

Office of Academic Affairs and Provost, Montana State University

Office of Research and Economic Development, Montana State University

For More Information

Tricia Bailey
Continuing & Professional Education Development Manager
Academic Technology & Outreach