Our summer camp FOSSILS: The Path of the Paleontologist is now full! If you have registered you will need to pay the $50 registration fee to lock in your spot at camp.
 If you missed the chance to sign-up don't worry; we are opening a second session!

Session 2:
Coordinated by Dr. Clint Boyd
Date: July 6-11, 2014
Cost: $975
Minimum enrollment of 12 students must be met. This session also has a max capacity of 16 students.

Session 1: FULL
Coordinated by Dr. Clint Boyd
Date: June 15-20, 2014
Cost: $975

Fossils . . . Molding . . . Casting . . . OH MY!

If you are into paleontology enough to work in the field alongside professors and graduate students, and roll up your sleeves as you prep, collect, mold, and cast fossils for examination in the lab, then this camp is for you!


The resources of the brand-new state-of-the-art James E. Martin Paleontology Research Laboratory makes offering this unique camp possible. You will live on campus and, literally, walk the path of paleontologists in the Black Hills and Badlands, including an overnight camping trip! The curriculum is designed and taught by full-time engineering and science faculty members. Senior-level students and graduate students will live and work with you all week. You will discuss science and engineering careers with School of Mines faculty members and alumni, and visit work sites where you might use your expertise should you decide to take your studies further.

New for 2014, students will get a chance to camp overnight in the field, assisting School of Mines faculty in fossil collection. Campers' discoveries will be credited and stored in the SDSM&T collections indefinitely- your very own documented contribution to the study of paleontology!

 Read about last year's camp here.

New Discounts for 2014!

  • Register before April 1 and get $25 off of tuition.
  • Register with a friend and you each get $50 off of tuition.
  • "Fossils" Session 1 will be held June 15-20, 2014 and Session 2 will be held July 6-11, 2014.
    Enrollment is limited to 16 students; Register soon!
    Grades 9-12
    Registration Fee: $975** (Includes camp, activities, supplies, room and board)

    *Minimum enrollment must be met. 
    **Register before April 1 and get $25 off of tuition. Register with a friend and you each get $50 off of tuition.

    ***Note: If registering for more than one camp, please click here to register for 2nd or 3rd camp.

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    For the latest information, please contact Youth Programs at:
    (605) 394-2693
    youthprograms@sdsmt.edu

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    (July 20-25, 2014)
    Geology Rocks! Youth Field Camp in the Black Hills
    (June 8-13, 2014)
    Fossils: The Path of the Paleontologist
    (June 15-20, 2014)
    Mining and Explosives Engineering Institute
    (June 22-27)
    Power Camp: Electronics and Computers in your Hands
    (July 6-11, 2014)
    ASM Materials, Metallurgy, and Forensics Institute
    (July 13-18, 2014)
    Chemical and Biological Engineering Institute
    (July 20-25, 2014)
    Robotics Camp
    (July 27 - August 1, 2014)
    Ask about other dates
    (605) 394-2693