Carroll Adventure & Mountaineering Program
Carroll Adventure and Mountaineering Program (CAMP)
Some of the most powerful moments shared here happen as part of the Carroll Adventure and Mountaineering Program (CAMP). Open to all students, CAMP provides opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure that most schools simply cannot match.
Our location in Helena puts you just minutes from a seemingly endless range of offerings through CAMP, from trail running, to fly-fishing in the Missouri River, to mountain biking on the South Hills trails, to backpacking trips, hikes to Crow Creek Falls, snowshoeing in the Helena National Forest, and much more. You’ll find more than 75 miles of hiking and biking trails just minutes from campus
In the Region
With Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park just a few hours away, you’ll have easy access to two of the most impressive outdoor areas in the entire world. You may also find yourself skiing at the Great Divide Ski Area, rafting in the Alberton Gorge, or swimming at Canyon Ferry Lake.
Across the Country
Students in CAMP can take advantage of exciting trips to different parts of the country to experience a diversity of outdoor settings. Our recent Spring Break trip to Moab, Utah, took students through some of the most breathtaking canyons anywhere in the world.
As a Carroll student involved in CAMP, you’ll also qualify for many discounts that significantly reduce costs associated with the activities you’re interested in. For example, you can get your license to hunt deer, elk, and upland game birds at a discount of more than $800. Learn more by calling Fish, Wildlife, and Parks at (406) 444-2950.
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Outdoor Adventure Stands Out
Situated in the west, central Montana, and surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and Lewis and Clark National Forest, Helena is a world-class outdoor recreation destination. National Geographic ranks Helena in the Top 20 Mountain Biking Town, Great Values College places Carroll at #33 in their Great Affordable Colleges for Outdoor Enthusiasts list, Outside Magazine calls Helena "Montana’s mountain biking paradise," and Livibility ranks Helena #27 on their Top 100 Best Places to Live survey.