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MOLLI Summer Adventures 2013

-Pilot Program-

Summer adventures for kids and their 50+ grandparents

July 9 and 10, 2013

The MOLLI summer camp for grandparents and grandchildren has been an enjoyable experience for many over the years. This year we introduced a pilot program for the 2013 camp, focusing on science education with two community partners. MOLLI has been partnering with spectrUM at the University of Montana since the inception of the summer camp program; spectrUM hosted two sessions on Neuroscience in their new downtown location. In addition, this year we partnered with the Montana Natural History Center, who hosted one session on Exploring the Natural World of Birds at their Fort Missoula classroom location. Camp sessions with both spectrUM and the Montana Natural History Center were over a two-day period and included both classroom and field experiences. 

Please join us in thanking spectrUM and the Montana Natural History Center for a fabulous summer camp this year! Check back next spring for information on the upcoming MOLLI Summer Adventures 2014.



Registration will be available in the spring through the MOLLI office. Adult participants must be MOLLI members. Learning pairs consist of one 50-plus adult and one child, with grandparent and grandchild relationship optional.

To register: please call the MOLLI office at 406.243.2905 or visit us in the School of Extended & Lifelong Learning, Todd Building, on The University of Montana campus.  Registration is not available through any of the MOLLI summer camp partners.

Cost of Camp

The cost of each two-day camp session is $100 per pair, plus the non-refundable 2014-2015 annual $20 MOLLI membership fee.   

Confirmation Letters

Upon receipt of registration and payment, the MOLLI office will mail a confirmation letter to the adult participant detailing the following:

  • Tentative camp schedule
  • Map to camp location (camp sessions will no longer be held on the University of Montana campus)
  • Information on what to bring and what will be provided
  • Adult Permission consent form
  • Child Permission consent form
  • Return address envelope

All forms must be completed and returned to the MOLLI office by the established deadline to ensure full participation.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Space is limited so please contact the MOLLI office as early as possible if you need to cancel participation in a camp. If you do not attend an event and fail to cancel within the time periods set forth, you will not receive any refund. MOLLI memberships are not refundable, but the $20 membership you purchase to participate in the camp will be valid July 1, 2014 and will not expire until June 30, 2015.

MOLLI Summer Adventures 2013 Camp Descriptions

Curious what the MOLLI Summer Adventures 2013 day camps were like? Please see our summer camp descriptions below:

Brain Squad - hosted by spectrUM

Location:  spectrUM downtown
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 6-9

Grandparents, bring your grandchildren to join the brain squad! Test your reflexes and explore the sensory system. Through hands-on, exciting activities, you will discover the different lobes of your brain and find out what they do. Led by neuroscience researchers and spectrUM educators, participants will dissect brains, have fun with EEGs and more. Learn what it takes to be a neuroscientist at spectrUM’s new BrainLab and BrainZone. This camp will take place at the new spectrUM Downtown location.  Register through the MOLLI office.

Neurostorm Science - hosted by spectrUM

Location:  spectrUM downtown
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ages 10-13

What is the hippocampus and what does it do? Find out as we explore the brain through fun, hands-on activities at spectrUM’s new BrainLab and BrainZone. Led by neuroscience researchers and educators, participants will learn how neurons fire and record action potentials. Compare the speed of your brain with a computer. Grandparents and grandchildren pairs will perform a brain dissection, explore how EEGs work, and assist with real neuroscience research! This camp will take place at the new spectrUM Downtown location.  Register through the MOLLI office.

Exploring the Natural World of Birds - hosted by the Montana Natural History Center

Location:  Fort Missoula classroom
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Ages 7-10

Come learn about and explore the natural world with MOLLI and the Montana Natural History Center this summer! Our two day camp program includes field trips to local natural areas, exploration, an introduction to real life science careers, and fun! During these two days, grandparents and grandchildren will observe osprey being banded, learn about mark-recapture techniques through a fun activity involving crickets, participate in a point count and enter our data into the Cornell database, and learn about radio tracking and try it out in the field! Participants should be able to walk ¼ of a mile on flat ground. Participants pack and provide their own lunch both days of the camp. Snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, and extra water will be provided. Register through the MOLLI office.

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