Montana State University

Peaks and Potentials Camp

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A fun, interactive and educational camp

For high-potential kids entering grades 5, 6, and 7

When: June 21–26, 2015
Location: Montana State University in Bozeman
Registration: Sorry, closed.


  • Resident (lodging, all meals, activities): $634
  • Commuter (5 lunches, 4 dinners, activities): $463
  • Commuter (5 lunches, activities): $428


For more than 30 years, Peaks and Potentials has given high-ability/high-potential students entering grades 5-7 (in Fall 2015) the opportunity to explore special topics of interest and work with experts in various subject areas.

Instructors are MSU faculty, graduate students and experienced professionals from the area. University students and professionals act as director and counselors throughout the week.

Students have the option of staying on campus or commuting each day. All classes emphasize personal instruction and small group interaction as well as a "hands-on" approach. Academic, recreational and social activities offer students a chance to interact with their peers and sample campus life.


Peaks & Potentials is June 2126, 2015. Check-in, orientation (mandatory for all participants and first-year parents), and an ice cream social are Sunday, June 21, and all workshops and activities begin Monday, June 22. Resident students will need to be dropped off between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday and picked up by 4 p.m. on Friday.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $389

The tuition and activity fee includes workshop tuition, all group and evening activities, Sunday ice cream social and a Peaks & Potentials t-shirt.

Meal Plan

Resident Fee: $245

The resident fee includes cost of housing for one person in a double occupancy dorm room for five nights and dorm supervision. The fee also includes five breakfasts, five lunches and four dinners in the residence hall cafeteria.

Commuter Meals: $39 (5 lunches) or $74 (5 lunches + 4 dinners)

Students who are not staying in the residence halls choose one commuter meal plan: either five lunches, or five lunches and four dinners. Breakfasts and individual dinners can be purchased each day on-site (cash only!): $6.75 per breakfast; $8.75 per dinner. If local students leave campus for dinner, they are strongly encouraged to return for evening activities. There will be no refunds for students who do not participate in these activities.


See full workshop descriptions in the Peaks brochure (PDF).

Workshop Maximum/Minimum Enrollments

All workshops have a maximum enrollment of 16 and a minimum enrollment of 12; every effort will be made to place participants in their first choices, but all workshops fill on a first-come, first-served basis. If minimum enrollments are not met, the workshop will be canceled and participants will be placed in one of their subsequent choices.

Dorms and Meals

Students will be housed in the Langford Residence Hall on the MSU campus and will eat all meals at the Harrison Dining Hall on campus.

Deposit and Refund Policy

A non-refundable deposit of $50 per participant is required to reserve a spot. The balance is due May 29. Cancellations prior to that date will receive a refund minus the $50 deposit. No refunds will be given after May 29. A social security number is required to process a refund.


Sorry, registration is closed. Peaks 2015 is full.

For more information

E-mail or call (406) 994-6683 or (866) 540-5660 (toll free).

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