It's Rocket Science Camp Physics

It Is Rocket Science Camp

We've all heard the phrase, "it's not rocket science," but in our case, IT IS!

Join our Physics department as they work to discover the secrets of the time-space continuum (and more)...

Physics is the foundation of science. Every other field builds upon its concepts and principles. If you know physics, you know how to model and predict a system. If you can predict a system, you can control it. In other words, physics teaches you how to control the universe!!! Muhahahah.... "ahem", uh, as I was saying;

In this day camp we'll explore some of the many fields of physics, from Newtonian mechanics and the physics of weather systems; to particle physics, neutrinos and the search for dark matter; to astrophysics. We will visit state-of-the art research laboratories, conduct our own experiments, and use what you learn to construct and launch your own rocket!


All prospective campers must complete the following items before their summer camp application will be complete. 

  1. Submit the online registration
  2. Make full payment. Camper’s spot will only be held for two weeks by registration unless payment is made 
  3. Submit waivers 

Cancellation Policy:

To receive a refund, notice must be given to Brittani Webb at or 605-394-6144 with the cancelation 30 days before camp

Camp Interest Form

Fill out a Camp Interest Form and be one of the first to know when camp registration opens and hear about our new camps! Summer Camp Interest Form

Cost $300
 2022-2023 Grades: 7th-12th
June 12-15, 2023
July 24-27, 2023

  • Day Camp 9 AM- 4:30 PM
  • Lunch is provided
  • Registration 8:30 AM Monday June 12
  • Parent Reception Thursday 1:00 PM

For more information

Contact Admissions
(605) 394-6144

It's Rocket Science Camp Physics

Brought to you by - Professor Michael Dowding

Dowding, Michael

It's Rocket Science is brought to you by Professor Michael Dowding, an educator in our prestigious Physics department. 

The Department of Physics is a leader in physics research in the state of South Dakota. Our high-quality baccalaureate program maintains a low student-per-faculty ratio, enabling faculty to provide their students with comprehensive courses and a depth of knowledge beyond what many physics programs offer.

Learn more about what physicists do.

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