Montana Tech Hosting Exciting Summer Camps

Montana Tech Hosting Exciting Summer Camps


campers standing in bucket of mining loader

February 19, 2015

This year, Montana Tech will offer a series of camps for high school students entering their sophomore or junior year in fall 2015. 

June 21st – June 26th will mark two of the camps, both of which will be offered for the 2nd time at Montana Tech. MINES (Making Innovations in Engineering and Sciences) – Summer Camp for Young Women and What a Blast! – Mining Camp are both excellent camps for high school students that focus on interactive educational trips and fun evening activities.

What a Blast!

What a Blast! – Mining Camp will launch Sunday, June 21st. This fun, educational camp will immerse participants in the world of mining and teach them about the many benefits of a career in mining engineering. Participants will visit the World Museum of Mining, Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, Imerys Yellowstone Talc Mine, Stillwater East Bolder Mine and Fairmont Hot Springs. Mining engineers are nearly 100% career placed and their average starting salary is $72,000. Mining Engineering is an exciting and fulfilling career! The deadline to apply is April 10th. For more information, please contact Paul Conrad at

View the complete camp schedule.

MINES Summer Camp for Young Women

campers at mine overlooking mountains

Thanks to a generous BP sponsorship, MINES – Summer Camp for Young Women will also begin on Sunday, June 21st. This is a camp for young women who show talent in Math and Sciences and would like to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers; including engineering, healthcare, mathematics, and biology. Focusing on mentorship, nearly all of the sessions are taught by professional women in STEM. This camp is limited to 30 participants and is expected to fill. The application deadline is April 10th. For more information, please contact Stephanie Crowe at Additional information can also be found on the website,

MedStart Summer Camp

Montana Tech will also be a host campus to MedStart Summer Camp July 19th – 23rd. MedStart is brought to Montana Tech by the South Central Area Health Education Center. This camp provides students a chance to further explore a vast variety of health care careers. It has included sheep heart dissection, blood typing and job shadowing. The week also includes college support sessions such as financial aid, and hearing from current health care students. The camp is offered throughout the summer at numerous college campuses, but this is the first time Montana Tech has hosted MedStart.

All of these camps are overnight programs that are fully chaperoned. Not only do selected participants get to enjoy the educational sessions, but they also get to experience life on a college campus. Montana Tech is very excited to offer these summer programs.