Wildlife Explorer's Summer Camp

July 26-29, 2016

Campers will join experienced staff as they investigate the area’s abundant wetlands to identify their aquatic life, read animal tracks to reveal the hidden life of the forest, monitor elusive wildlife with game cameras, scout streams for native fish, and more. Camp revolves around active outdoor exploration, making new friends and enjoying supervised recreation time. We emphasize wildlife science and ethics as well as outdoor skills and fun.

Our camp staff have years of experience leading groups outdoors and using the Swan Valley as a unique natural classroom. We limit camp enrollment to 15. Camper:staff ratio is no more than 5:1 and all staff are certified as Wilderness First Responders. Several afternoons we will head to Holland Lake for swimming; all campers will have to pass a swim test before hitting the water, and all swimmers will be actively supervised by camp staff. If you’d like more information, please contact Andrea Stephens at 406.203.6408 or at andrea@svconnections.org.

Pick-up and Drop-off

Drop-off time is from 8:30-9:00 each morning at Swan Valley Connections (Condon Work Center). Pick-up time is from 4:00-4:30 each afternoon.

Registration and Payment Information

Camp fee is $150. Sibling discounts are available: if you enroll more than one child, the fee for each additional camper is $100. We offer a limited number of partial tuition scholarships to campers who live in the Swan Valley. CLICK HERE for more information on how to apply for assistance or contact us if you are able to offer assistance.

Camp spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be held without full payment. You can register for camp in two ways:

1. Submit your registration and tuition payment online by visiting our registration page.


2. You can fill out registration and health & safety paperwork and pay in person at Swan Valley Connections or mail your registration form and check to our business office at the following address: Swan Valley Connections, 6887 Montana Highway 83, Condon, MT 59826-9005.

Download a PDF of the REGISTRATION and HEALTH & SAFETY paperwork here.

If you need assistance in registering, please contact Leanna Grubaugh at 406.754.3137 or leanna@svconnections.org.

Essential Camp Gear

All campers need to arrive prepared with the following items each day:

•    Sturdy shoes that can get wet (Please NO CROCS or Flip flops – we need to protect feet and toes)
•    School backpack to carry lunch and water and everything else on this list
•    Lunch, water bottle(s), and two hearty snacks
•    Rain Jacket
•    Sun hat and/or sunglasses
•    Small container of sunscreen and bug spray
•    Bathing suit
•    Towel
•    Plastic bag for bringing home wet swimsuit or socks