Bike, Canoe, Hike, Rock Climb, Whitewater Raft
Silver Park, Missoula
Missoula Outdoor Learning Adventures (MOLA) has been providing exceptional programs for students since 2000, under the guidance of founder, Porter Hammitt. In the fall of 2022, Porter passed the MOLA torch to Tom and Catherine Holland, owners and directors of Wilderness Adventures! Read more about this business transfer here.
The MOLA Team is excited to announce another summer of adventure ahead. Unlike any other summer camp in Missoula, MOLA is action-packed and dedicated to daily outdoor adventures. During their time at MOLA, campers will advance their leadership and outdoor skills, grow their self-confidence, enhance their sense of teamwork, and deepen their appreciation for the natural world, all while making new friends and having plenty of fun!
Our campers will be split into groups based on their 2022/23 school grade:
Otters: Pre-k and Kindergarteners
Badgers: 1st and 2nd Graders
Wolves: 3rd and 4th Graders
Falcons: 5th and 6th Graders
Bison: 7th and 8th Graders
Counselor-In-Training (CITs): 9th and 10th Graders
Tuition and Fees
CIT Tuition: $250/week
*Week 5 (4-day week, no camp on Tuesday, July 4th): $230
A $100 deposit is due for each week that your camper signs up for during the application process. To request financial assistance for MOLA please complete the MOLA Financial Aid Form.
Each week, MOLA campers have the opportunity to experience a wide-range of exciting outdoor activities. Each day is dedicated to a different activity (or activities) giving campers a unique adventure every day! With destinations changing weekly, campers can attend MOLA for multiple weeks and likely never visit the same location twice. Sign up for one week or all eleven!
14-16 year olds
Counselor in Training Program
Join our Counselor in Training program and learn the skills needed to become an incredible camp counselor! Help lead our young campers to become great community members – teach them team-building skills, guide them as they embrace new activities, and help them grow during their MOLA experience.
This position requires candidates who are responsible, coachable, and have enthusiasm and fun energy all day long. This program provides a great opportunity for young people to gain valuable leadership skills and start building their resume.
CITs are placed with a younger group for the whole week, working as an assistant leader.
A Day at MOLA
MOLA runs Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm. Scheduled activities happen between the hours of 9am – 4:00pm, with time allotted in the morning for drop off and flexible time after 4pm for pick-up.
Each morning, MOLA campers will meet at Silver Park (next to the baseball stadium) and then head out on their day’s adventure! The entire camp stays together for Monday activities, allowing lots of fun to bond together and have some large group activities, while the rest of the week’s activities will vary by age group (activity and location).
MOLA does provide early drop off and late pick up (7:45am-8:30am – 5:00pm-5:45pm) for an additional cost of $30 per day (or $15 per day if a camper only needs to utilize early drop off or late pick up, not both).
Details & Resources
**The week before your camper joins MOLA, families will receive a schedule for their camper including specific activity locations!**
Hike + Swim Day – campers will explore different local hikes and enjoy a visit to a swimming hole.
Bike Day – campers will need to bring a bike and a helmet. Bikes and helmets are available to rent for $10/day. Training wheels are ok!
Raft Day – plan to spend the day in and out of the water!
Climb Day – athletic clothes and normal shoes are needed for this day of adventure
Campout – There will be several opportunities throughout the summer for campers to sign-up for an overnight car camping experience, called Campout! More information will be available about this special opportunity in the spring.
Daily swim needs – swimsuit, swim shirt, towel, water shoes. Note that on hot days campers may swim after the main activity on occasion. On cold and rainy days hot springs may be utilized.
What to Bring
Swim needs (see above)
One Big Circle with Everybody in It
It is the MOLA way! If your camper is not feeling well, we kindly request that they stay home from camp that day. If a camper exhibits signs of illness while at camp, we will reach out to you and have you come to pick them up immediately. We work diligently to maintain an illness free environment at MOLA and we appreciate your support in this effort!
The Ultimate Summer
The Ultimate Summer: If your child is finishing 5th – 12th grade, you have the unique opportunity to take advantage of our Ultimate Summer! By participating in only (but not limited to) one week of MOLA, you will receive 10% off one of our Wilderness Adventures adventures for that same year! These adventures take place all around the world and even right here in Montana. These trips provide the perfect launch pad to confident outdoor adventuring for years to come!
Trip Price Includes
- All MOLA activities
- 1 MOLA t-shirt
- Lunch + 2 snacks
- Personal Gear
- Bike + Helmet provided for an additional cost