2017 PIR Day Camps

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Thursday, April 6th

Grades K-2; 9am-3pm
$55 (10% off for members)

Get ready for a fun day learning about maps, navigation, and nature survival. Apply your new skills in a mini-scavenger hunt! Click here to sign up.


Thursday, April 6th

Grades 3-5; 9am-3pm
$75 (10% off for members)

Bring your vision to life frame-by-frame! Join us in the STEAMlab for a day of stop-motion movie-making with found objects and robots. Cool! Click here to sign up.


Friday, April 7th

Grades K-2; 9am-12pm
$30 (10% off for members)

Explore the wild world of Maurice Sendack’s Where the Wild Things Are through art and science projects. Click here to sign up.


Friday, April 7th

Grades 3-5; 9am-3pm
$75 (10% off for members)

Get ready to dig deep and explore Minecraft’s infinite possibilities. Code, create, and work together! Click here to sign up.

2017 Spring Break Camps: Citizen Scientists

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Monday, March 13th

Grades K-3; 9am-3pm
$55 (10% discount for members)

How do water level, quality, and temperature affect life in our community’s waterways? Sign up here.


Tuesday, March 14th

Grades K-3; 9am-3pm
$55 (10% discount for members)

Create a Bozeman Plant Guide, and learn about why and how we should care for our urban forest. Sign up here.


Wednesday, March 15th

Grades K-3; 9am-3pm
$55 (10% discount for members)

Collect data for a national Citizen Science project and learn about what we can do to share the outdoors with our animal friends. Sign up here.


Thursday, March 16th

Grades K-3; 9am-3pm
$55 (10% discount for members)

What is “conservation?” And how can it help us make smart choices? We’ll create and use scientific methods to measure our environmental impact. Sign up here.

Week-Long Summer Camps

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June 12 – 16

All New Curriculum: Launch!
Monday – Friday
9am – 3:30pm; $235
For kids entering Grades 1 – 6
Serving 60 kids; hosted at Hawthorne

Are you ready for rockets, spy gadgets, space labs and duct tape? We sure hope so, because all of this and more is included in Camp Invention: Launch! Your kids will have a blast!

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August 14 – 18

Build the City of the Future!
Monday – Friday
9am – 3:30pm; $235
For Grades 3 – 6
Serving 36 kids; hosted at Hawthorne

The year is 3000. Household robots. Flying cars. A monorail to Yellowstone. What will Bozeman look like in 10, 100, 1,000 years? We’re teaming up with professional architects and planners to imagine, design and prototype the City of the Future. See you there!

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STEAMlab Summer Mini-Camps

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June 27 – 29

Tuesday – Thursday
9am – 3pm; $175
For Grades 3 – 5

Minecraft is a powerful tool used by design professionals. If you can think it, you can build it! Sign up here.


July 11 – 12

Tuesday – Wednesday
9am – 3pm; $125
For Grades 3 – 5

Learn the basics of robotics programming and test your robot in our massive maze! Sign up here.


July 24 – 25

Monday – Tuesday
9am – 3pm; $125
For Grades 3 – 5

We’re making movies the old fashioned way: one frame at a time. Simple methods, endless opportunities! Sign up here.

Camps F.A.Q.s

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Q. What does a typical day at camp look like?
A. Our camps are designed to provide a mix of creative opportunities, scientific exploration, teamwork, and individual activities to cater to different interests, learning styles, and personalities. Each day of camp includes includes team-building exercises, hands-on learning activities, walking field trips, and supervised free play. A typical schedule for a full-day camp for kids in grades K-5 might look like this:

8:45-9:00 – Drop Off
9:00-9:15 – Free Play/Icebreaker
9:15-10:45 – First Activity Period
10:45-11:00 – First Snack (BYO)
11:00-12:30 – Second Activity Period
12:30-1:30 – Lunch (BYO)/Outdoor Play
1:30-3:00 – Third Activity Period
3:00-3:15 – Pick Up

Q. How big are CMB camps?
A. Once a summer, we host Camp Invention, which takes place at the Whittier School and is open to as many as 60 campers. Camps that are hosted here at CMB or in the STEAMlab are limited to 12 participants.

Q. What should my child bring to camp?
A. Children should bring their snacks and lunch, a water bottle, and play clothes appropriate for our changeable Montana weather.

Q. What is the CMB Summer Camp cancellation policy?
A. Cancellations made within 10 days of the camp start date will not be refunded. Cancellations made between 11 and 29 days prior to camp will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to camp will be refunded in full, less a $25 administration fee. Proration for partial or incompleted camps is not offered.