Personal tools

Return to Top
DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Questions? Email us

Summer Camps

sunset image of boy on fenceif you're looking for a great way to spend some time during the summer learning about and experiencing the outdoors, check out these camps and events.

Montana Range Days: June 21-23, 2021 - Beaverhead Co. Fairgrounds, Dillon, MT

Montana Range Days is an annual event that celebrates the importance of rangelands in Montana! This three-day competition welcomes people of all ages allowing fun for the entire family. The event rotates across the state every two years. The competition is separated by divisions: Buckaroos (4-8 years); Super Starters (9-11 years); Wranglers (12-13 years); Youth (14-19 years old and have not graduated from high school); and, Adult; Open Adult; Rancher Division (contest optional); and, Management Tour Group (no contest).



Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp: July 18-23, 2021 - Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Greenough MT

Campers attending the Montana Extension Service Natural Resources Youth Camp spend one week at the Lubrecht State Forest east of Missoula learning about forestry, water, soils, geology, range, wildlife, recreation and having a lot of fun. The camp is open to all youth entering grades 10-12. Camp fee includes meals, supplies, and lodging. Sponsorship may be available through your local conservation district.



CANCELLED - 2021 Montana Youth Range Camp: July 26-29

The 2021 Montana Youth Range Camp has been cancelled this year due to lack of registrations.

Contact: , Lewis & Clark Conservation District, 406.449.500, ext. 5.

Montana Youth Range Camp is a four-day program co-sponsored by the Rangeland Resources Program and a local conservation district. The camp is open to all students entering grades 7-12. 

The camp provides an excellent opportunity for youth of varying backgrounds to become more aware of the value and potential of Montana’s rangeland. This well-organized, balanced, educational program brings together range professionals and interested students to learn in the great outdoors.

Registration fee includes meals, lodging, and supplies. Scholarship to attend may be available. Contact your local conservation district.


Montana Envirothon: April 19-20, 2021 - Fergus Co. Fairgrounds, Lewistown, MT

The Montana Envirothon assists high-school age students learn more about five different natural resource areas. This program is sponsored by the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) and cooperating agencies. The Envirothon offers hands-on instruction and problem solving for environmentally concerned students. Five-member teams made up of students from the same school enrolled in grades 9-12 compete locally and regionally with the winning team advancing to the state competition. Sponsorship is available through your local conservation district. The state competition for the Envirothon is held in Lewistown.



State Coordinator



Named in honor of Aldo Leopold, Sand County Foundation’s Leopold Conservation Award makes an impact by publicly recognizing extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners representing millions of acres, and influences the general public’s understanding of the importance of private working land in conservation.

The award is presented by the Sand County Foundation in partnership with Governor Greg Gianforte's Office and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Rangeland Resources Committee.

Annual finalists receive $10,000 cash and a commemorative crystal award.


Barney Creek Livestock

2022 Award Watch Video

Barney Creek Livestock | Livingston, MT 


 Hidden Hollow Guest Ranch Pic

2021 Award | Watch Video

Hidden Hollow Hideaway Cattle and Guest Ranch | Townsend, MT 


2020 Award Watch Video

C Lazy J Livestock | Malta, MT 


2019 LCA Milton Ranch

2019 Award Watch Video

Milton Ranch | Roundup, MT