Spring Break Camp 2022

School’s OUT, Science Is IN

This year, the Montana Natural History Center and spectrUM Discovery Area are joining forces to provide a spring break camp to the Missoula community, based out of our Center at 120 Hickory Street. Join us for a week of fun at our School’s Out Naturalists Camp. Each day of camp features high-quality hands-on learning experiences about the environment, field trips to local natural areas and spectrUM Discovery Area, time for free play and exploration, and a chance to connect to nature and enjoy spring in Montana. Over the week we will discover different native flora and fauna, conduct scientific experiments, have fun with dissections and DNA extraction, and loads of other STEM activities.

Grades: This camp will be offered to 1st and 2nd graders.

Dates: March 21-25, Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Before and after camp care is provided for those who need it from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $250

SPRING BREAK CAMP IS FULL! Thank you to our wonderful community and supporters! 

Spring Break Camp Instructors

McKenna Akane

McKenna Akane

McKenna is a Missoula transplant who moved from Boise, Idaho, in 2016 and is currently living in Bonner with her husband, son, and 2 dogs. McKenna’s family has a long heritage in Montana and she has grown up fly fishing the Madison River and West Yellowstone areas. She is a preservice teacher finishing her degree for K-8 education at the University of Montana and is also employed at the spectrUM science center at the Missoula Public Library, where she facilitates field trips, camps, and birthday parties. Her favorite color is yellow, and she will talk with you extensively about houseplants if you let her.

Keri Geiser

Keri Geiser

Keri grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania, where she spent much of her childhood outdoors, searching for salamanders and crayfish during the summer months and following animal tracks in the snow during winter months. She enjoys the endless possibilities of exploration, and has a strong passion for sharing this with kids – especially through camps!

Stephanie Parker

Stephanie Parker

Stephanie’s greatest joy is fostering curiosity about our natural world with the young minds in our community. She loves the fun of camp: messy science experiments and outdoor adventures. Her favorite part of camp is exploring along trails and stopping to observe and wonder.