• This is a link for all opportunities to visit college campuses, as well as experience summer camps!  It is a link for all ages and experiences.  I will continue to update as we go...If you don't see something you are interested in, please let me know and I will try to find it!


    The MedStart 2020 application is LIVE!

    The application for MedStart 2020 is now available. MedStart is a 5-day summer program aimed at developing the next generation of health care providers. Hosted by the Montana AHEC (Area Health Education Center) and the Montana Hospital Association, MedStart camp immerses students in campus life while providing opportunities to explore a variety of health care careers through simulation activities and job shadows at local facilities. Students also attend college planning sessions to map out their college and career goals. After camp, each regional AHEC office provides support to students that include college resources, financial aid updates, scholarships and connections to further job shadowing within their hometown.

    Past activities have included:
    Dissections; Nursing simulation lab; Dental assisting; Health Information Technology demonstrations; Mock disaster training / EMS; Cadaver lab and X-Ray activities. 

    MedStart is open to current high school sophomores and juniors.

    Scholarships are available for students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, low-income families, rural areas, minorities, or will be first in their family to attend college.



    Montana Wilderness School

    Courses for Students 14-16 years

    • Missouri River Adventure, June 16-27th
    • Alpine Backpacking Adventure, July 30th - August 8th

    Courses for students 15-18 years old

    • Rivers to Roadless Expedition (packrafting and backpacking), June 20th-July 3rd.
    • Backcountry sills for the Aspiring Hunter, July 10th-19th

    Courses for students 16-18 years old

    • Backcountry Ski Adventure, March 14th-18th
    • Mountaineering Expedition, June 21st-July 8th
    • Horsepacking Expedition, August 6th-15th
    • Yellowstone Expedition, August 2nd-August 22nd
    • Wilderness Backpaking + Packrafting Expedition, July 12th-25th


    Schwanke Honors Institute

    Join a two-week summer honors program for high school students and incoming college freshmen to explore University life and academics at the University of Montana’s Davidson Honors College. Learn from award-winning honors faculty, build connections with other curious students, and engage in what an honors education has to offer, including experiential learning and small class sizes. Choose between two environmentally-themed courses and receive three college credits.

    Program Features

    Here are a few of the experiences you will have this summer in the Schwanke Institute coordinated by the Davidson Honors College (DHC):

    • A choice between two 3-credit courses taught by University of Montana faculty:
      • Creative Writing in the Environment
      • Climate Science, Society, and Solutions
    • On-campus housing in the residence halls with fellow pre-college students and current students in the Davidson Honors College, who serve as residential staff and teaching assistants
    • Structured days with morning class sessions, afternoon workshops to prepare for college opportunities, and local field trips to explore course topics
    • Evenings to eat in the dining hall, finish homework in your dorm room, and attend group activities 


    Rising high school sophomores through rising university freshmen are welcome to apply. Students must have completed their freshman year of high school by June 2020. Enrollment in the Institute is limited, so we encourage early applications. Please select the application link below to complete the online application:

    Schwanke Honors Institute Application Coming Soon!
    Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

    Courses will fill on a rolling admissions basis  
    Need-based Scholarships Available

    Montana Conservation Corp Summer Program


    High School Expedition is a 4-week volunteer service experience for Montana teens ages 14 to 17. Expedition Members will spend the majority of their time outdoors, camping, working, and exploring.  Each crew will be led by two Crew Leaders, who are graduates of MCC’s 7-week leadership training. Expedition Crews work, serve, and learn in some of Montana’s wildest places!

    Red Lodge Music Festival

    If you have just finished the seventh grade, are just graduating from high school, or are somewhere in between, you may attend the 57th Annual Red Lodge Music Festival this summer. And when you come to Red Lodge June 6-14, 2020, you will experience a unique blend of music performance and fun. Get your new registration brochure here.

    With the backdrop of the stunning Beartooth Mountains, you will enjoy ball games, talent shows, and other recreational activities. Most of all, you will be involved in musical performances in chamber music and larger groups such as wind ensembles, jazz ensembles, and orchestras. Your teachers will be talented performers from universities, colleges, and symphony orchestras from across the nation. They are selected for their ability to share with you their musical skills which you will hear in five evening recitals. Year after year, students leave the Festival praising the faculty. Be sure to look at our faculty list page.

    Something very special happens as the week progresses and you get together with students and faculty to make music. You will make friends with students and faculty from Montana and other states and develop greater skills in music performance. Your nine days at the Red Lodge Festival will be an experience you will cherish as a happy memory.

    If you want to learn to play great music from professional musicians while staying in a scenic wonderland just an hour from Yellowstone Park, come to Red Lodge Music Festival this summer. Come to Music in the Mountains!


    Montana Learning Center

    Here you’ll find every science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) camp that we offer in 2020. Montana Learning Center provides campers participative science experiments and projects, activity-based math, educational games and simulations, exploration of the intersection of art and science, and thrilling field trips. Our students learn how to ask questions and wonder out loud.

    All students entering grades 1-12 are welcome to JOIN US! Most camps take place at Canyon Ferry Lake where campers have fun fishing, kayaking, boating and swimming.


    Out of State Programs:

    ASSE International Student Exchange 

    A Year Abroad

    You have probably felt the urge to do something different. To chart your own path. Life isn’t only about what you see and do in your own country, hometown or school, or even with your friends. What is beyond? You need to challenge yourself, to take a chance. For a school year (or even for a few weeks) you can dare to be different!


    What makes an exchange student different? When someone leaves the familiar behind and plunges into the unknown, he or she is showing a commitment to understanding other people, to learning about the world in a way that textbooks and school assignments never reveal. A year spent abroad is a year that will redefine your world.

    You’ll discover that every moment, every conversation and experience, challenges the way you look at the world. You’ll see differences as well as similarities in people and their actions, in their beliefs and values. You’ll experience the intricately structured social code of the Japanese, or the egalitarian beliefs of the Scandinavians, considered the most socially progressive Europeans. Suddenly you’ll realize what it means to belong to a certain country and culture. You’ll learn about yourself as you learn about others.




    Gifted Summer Programs at Northwestern

    Life-changing residential and commuter programs providing challenging enrichment, honors and Advanced Placement® courses taught in a highly supportive environment. From early childhood through elementary, middle and high school, Center for Talent Development (CTD) gifted summer programs encourage gifted kids to explore academic areas of interest and connect with a community of peers.  Grades: Pre-K-12


    Davidson THINK Summer Institute

    Davidson THINK Summer Institute (THINK) is a three-week-residential program for exceptionally gifted students, ages 13 to 16. Located on the University of Nevada, Reno, THINK offers students the opportunity to take two college courses taught by university faculty for college credit