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PIR

Camps

2021 MOSS PIR Day Camps

  • Open to grades K-5

  • $65 per day

  • $250 - Spring Break Camp (5 days)

  • NEW MOSS School's Out Camps are held at the MOSS Campus (the Bozeman Fish Technology Center) from 9am to 3pm

  • Your child will be engaged in 100% outdoor, hands-on learning though we have two available outdoor heated shelters if needed

  • All curriculum is aligned with Montana State standards and Next Generation Science Standards

  • Gear list found here

  • For program and registration questions, please contact our Education Director, Molly, at mward@outdoorscience.org

Monday, January 18th - Powerful Winter Predators

Montana is home to some of the most powerful animals found in North America. Who are these creatures and what are their secrets to surviving and hunting in the snow? We’ll spend the day exploring bears, wolves, mountain lions, and also some of the lesser-known predators of Montana. We’ll also practice these predator adaptations on our own in the snow.

Monday, February 15th - Frozen Phenomena

We’ll prove that snow is more than just cold and wet during this program! Kids will delve into the properties of snow in order to conclude what makes the best snowballs. We’ll also tap into our artistic side as we observe snow crystals and make our own and who can forget all of the experiments we’ll participate in to discover how snow is even formed. Who knows, we might even create our own Olaf or learn a bit about Sven and his caribou family!

Spring Break, March 15th-19th - Grossology

Explore the sticky, stinky, slimy, yucky side of nature! Dissect an owl’s vomit, observe what poop can tell us about an animal, and find out what is really in pond scum. Each day we will explore a different facet of nature’s funkiest phenomena! DISCLAIMER: Kids are guaranteed to come home with dirtier hands and clothes than when they were dropped off.

Thursday & Friday, April 8th-9th* - Creepy Crawly Academy *register for one or both days

Do tarantulas make you tremble? Do cockroaches make you cower? No matter, this camp is for any kiddos curious about the creepy crawly creatures of our world. Arthropods make up the largest group of creatures in the animal kingdom and include insects, arachnids, myriapods (such as centipedes), and crustaceans. We will have the exciting chance to observe and handle live creatures and discover what makes them so important to all of us!


Be Prepared

Your camper will have the best experience if they're prepared for everything the day brings. Our gear list can be found here. Feel free to contact us with any questions about necessary gear.

Program Expectations

On the first day of MOSS camp, instructors lead students in understanding expectations for safety and respect. If a student's behavior presents a concern for their safety or the safety and enjoyment of others, they may be removed from all or part of camp. In such cases, no refunds are issued and the student may be precluded from participating in future MOSS programs.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

We realize that the situation is constantly evolving and that we will need to adjust programming as that happens. Our goal is to offer a flexible cancellation policy in case your family’s situation changes as well.

Cancellations made two weeks prior to the program start date will be refunded, though our registration software charges a non-refundable $4.95 fee on all cancellations. Cancellations made less than two weeks from program start date will not receive a refund unless your spot can be filled from our waitlist. No refunds will be issued for "no shows." 

If your child is showing any symptoms of illness, you may NOT send them to MOSS programming. Because we want families to take this seriously, you will receive a prorated refund for days missed if you must pull your student from programming due to symptoms.

If MOSS must cancel a program due to unforeseen circumstances, school district schedule changes, or any other reason, refunds will be issued to all registrants.


Additional questions?

Email our Education Director, Molly, at mward@outdoorscience.org