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Help Strengthen Connections to the Natural World for Years & Generations to Come

The Glacier Institute exists to provide top-notch education and inspire critical thinking using the best classrooms around: Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest. Your support helps us make our youth hiking and summer programs accessible to those in need of financial assistance. We have never turned away a student because people like you who contribute and make it all possible for Glacier Park to be enjoyed by everyone!


Make a Donation

Your contribution enables us to provide innovative outdoor educational programs and field-based experiences to children and adults in Montana. Your donations help provide our community with educational hikes, youth camps, and activities that wouldn't otherwise be possible.

Individual and Family

Learn about our individual and family memberships and all the great benefits included with membership. Enjoy discounts on hikes and clothing, and take advantage of free members-only educational programs.

Corporate & Business

You and your entire team will enjoy the benefits of corporate and business memberships, including personalized hikes, edicational programs, and special discounts on Glacier Institute hikes and closing, and gear. Your organization's logo will also be featured on our website.

Big Creek Kids' Camp
Restoration Project

Help us Restore & Preserve Big Creek Kids Camp!

Help save this historic camp for future generations. Make a donation today and help us raise $1.7 million dollars for much needed renovations.

$1.3 Million Out of $1.7 Million Raised So Far!

Don't Miss Our First Annual Lumberjack Ball!

Come for Live Music, Great Food, Drinks, and a Darn Good Cause!

Thursday, September 21st - 5:00-8:00pm.

Le Grizz Ultra Marathon and Relay

Since its origination in 1982, the Le Grizz 50-mile Ultramarathon has commenced every autumn on the second Saturday of October. From 1982 to 2014, runners made the long trek around Hungry Horse Reservoir in the Spotted Bear Ranger Station. From 2015-2022, the race was owned by the Polebridge Mercantile, where runners and their crew can take advantage of a toasty fire, fresh baked goods and hot coffee before heading out on the North Fork Road. In 2021, the Glacier Institute became the new owner of this historic race.

The course is an undulating gravel road and in 2023, it will start and end at the Glacier Institute's Big Creek Outdoor Education Center, and for the first time will feature a 10k and 5k option to get more runners in on the fun.