Summer Camps and Programs

The University of Montana



Choose your TECH TRACK Summer Camp

J U L Y 2 9 – 3 1
Missoula, Montana.

L E A R N .
See what technology is all about.

The University of Montana Computer Science Department will be hosting a 3 day/2 night Tech Camp for High School Students (enrolled in High School fall 2018).

Campers will choose 1 of 3 tracks. No computer experience is necessary to attend this camp. It is a great way to see what technology is all about!

Mobile App and Game Development
Programming with Python
Learn to Program Visually
Controlling your Surroundings with a
Web Design and Development
Computational Biology
Social Science Simulation with NetLogo
Digital Art
Mystery Video Game Tournament
Introduction to Aeronautics

H A V E F U N .
Experience campus life.

Mobile Application & Game Development High School Camp, Summer 2017

Campers will experience what it is like to be a college student at the University of Montana. Meals will be served by Dining Services. Campers will spend the night in the dorms. Monday afternoon Campus Recreation will take campers on a rafting trip down the

Blackfoot River.

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The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

“In June 2018, Vigilante electric Cooperative will again send a high school student (or students) to Washington, D.C.  Over the past few years, the number of applications received has been pretty small. . . .  This event is educational, fun, and the best part is, the cost is picked up by Vigilante electric.”  If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity you can visit the national website.  The application is below, and if you have any questions you can stop by the counseling office to speak with Corena.

Youth Programs

Youth Tour Application



This program is Girls State. ALA Girls State is a unique and exciting government-Youth Program Brochure Cover Imagein-action learning program in which Auxiliary members guide young women to become patriotic, knowledgeable stewards of freedom and democracy. Please see the attached flyer.

This program will be held from June 10 – June 16th at Carroll College. The cost is $300, however the Helena American Legion can subsidy $100. For students wanting to participate they must complete an application online at Those who participate can apply for the Samsung Scholarship online at

Applications will be accepted January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018. Pick up an application in the Counseling Center.




collage of successful U M honors studentsThis two-week immersive college experience is designed to provide rising sophomores through graduated seniors the opportunity to engage in a 3-credit honors course through the University of Montana. Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit alongside other intellectually curious high school students on campus at the University of Montana’s Davidson Honors College and:

*   engage in a college experience by living on campus in the honors dorm;

*   eat in the FoodZoo dining hall;

*   explore Missoula, Montana;

*   research at the world-renowned Flathead Biological Station and Glacier National Park; and

*   learn in one of three courses taught by award-winning honors faculty.

Participants will also work with UM’s skilled Writing and Public Speaking Center to hone writing skills in preparation for college, practice study skills, and workshop college application essays. This is an opportunity for students to explore what a college campus is like, experience college level work, and engage in what an honors education has to offer, including experiential hands-on learning, small class sizes, and dedicated student support.

Click here for the Application.



YFMP stands for Youth Forest Monitoring Program. This program is available through a partnership between Helena Lewis and Clark National Forest, Lewis & Clark County, Montana Discovery Foundation, and UM Helena College.

YFMP Members:

  • Spend a summer outdoors learning about forest ecology
  • Use GPS/GIS, surveying and field monitoring equipment
  • Work cooperatively in a group of peers
  • Engage in hands-on learning about natural resource management
  • Collect data and present findings to forest scientists, county commissioners, and the public
  • Build experience for future summer employment
  • Explore a variety of natural resource careers

YFMP is comprised of two sections: One paid training week (Mon–Thurs) followed by a six week paid internship (Mon-Thurs)

YFMP Training

Students learn concepts and techniques in natural resource conservation and management. Students will work in classroom and field settings. Outdoor skills will be introduced in preparation for a three-day field monitoring trip into the
backcountry during July.

Dates: June 12-15 (Mon—Thurs)
Location: Students will train at the Montana Learning Center on Canyon Ferry near Helena. Food and lodging is provided in this 5-day, 4-night training.
Requirements: Open to students entering grades 9-12, who are in good academic standing and/or have shown ability and interest in natural
sciences. Students must apply to the program by April 13th, 2018.
Students will be notified by May 10th if they have been accepted to the

YFMP Internship
Students split into teams and apply their training to specific monitoring projects. Teams collect, compile, and interpret monitoring data. Field instructors supervise interns and each monitoring project is sponsored by a designated
Forest Service project contact. Interns consult with their Forest Service contact
periodically throughout the program.

Dates: June 19-July 27 (Mon-Thurs)
Location: Students are split into teams based out of Helena and Lincoln.
Stipend: $37/day received as
a lump sum at end of Program.



It is a five (5) day conference sponsored by Adult Civitan Clubs of the Intermountain States that emphasizes team building and leadership in an exciting, fun, and meaningful format. Our seminar is an opportunity for high school students to learn more about topics relevant to today’s youth through interactive discussion groups led by professionals. We also provide recreational activities including a dance, talent show, and awesome games.

You must be at least 15 years old by June 1, 2018 in order to attend Youth Seminar. Preregistration is simple and required. Just return the attached application with the appropriate registration fee to:
Civitan Youth Seminar
P.O. Box 726
Pocatello, ID 83204
• $50.00 registration
• No registrations will be accepted after June 2, 2018 via mail
Once your application and registration fee have been received and processed, you will be sent an acceptance packet by June 9, 2018. Included in the packet will be a medical release form, campus directions, and other useful Youth Seminar information.

Applications and additional information is available in the counseling center.


What a Blast!! The 2018 Montana Tech Mining Camp
“Recruiting Future Mining Engineers”

Mark your calendars: the 2018 What a Blast! Montana Tech Mining Camp is scheduled for the week of June 17, 2018.

This fun, educational camp will immerse camp participants in the world of mining and teach them about the many benefits of a career in mining engineering, including:

  • Wealth creation
  • Positive impacts on the economy
  • Improving the standard of living in third-world countries
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Sustainability

Apply online at Brochure