SD Mines Summer Camps 

We are gearing up for a great summer camp season and are so excited for you to be a part of it! Camp registration for 2020 will open on September 15.

 

Join us on the SD Mines campus for our STEM summer camps! At SD Mines, our summer campers participate in hands-on, STEM education throughout the day and explore  Rapid City and the Black Hills in the evenings. These pre-college experiences are designed to expose students to the fascinating and hi-tech world of science and engineering.

Camps are hosted under our high-quality academic departments and boast a faculty director whose expertise exposes campers to the same content being taught in our undergraduate programs and beyond. Learn more about our different schedule options and camp topics below – click on an individual camp page to learn even more.

Residential Camps: Experience life of a college students, living and learning on the SD Mines campus! Residential campers stay in an on-campus residence hall, supervised by camp counselors who are current SD Mines students. All meals are provided through our campus dining facilities. Residential camp cost includes room/board throughout the week as well as all daily camp activities and  evening excursions. A $300 deposit is due upon registration. This deposit is applied to the total camp cost upon acceptance. Please note that the $300 deposit is non-refundable after a camper has been accepted to the program.

Day Camps: Campers participate in on-campus activities and field trips throughout the day, but do not stay on campus throughout the evenings and overnights. Campers/parents are responsible for transportation to and from the camp each day. Lunch is included for campers each day of camp. The cost of our day camps vary, with some FREE options available.

Summer Camp Scholarships: Visit our scholarship information page to learn more about needs-based scholarships for our summer camps. The priority deadline for scholarships vary with the earliest on March 15.

Make a family vacation out of it!: Have a camper joining us for a residential or day camp? Bring the whole family to Rapid City and make a  vacation out of it.  Visit Rapid City is a great resource to see all the recreational activities, dining, and lodging options available near our campus.

Already enrolled in a camp? Visit the Camper Information Page.

Have Financial Need? Apply for a scholarship!002

2020 Summer Camps

2020 camp registration will open on September 15! Visit each individual camp page to learn more, register, and explore information on the enrollment process. Please note that acceptance into the program is not guaranteed. Campers will receive acceptance information after all application items have been received and reviewed. Please note that grade refers to the student's grade during the 2020-2021 school year.

Day Camps: 

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Mining and Explosives

Mining Engineering Camp
June 15-18, 2020
Grades: 9th-12th

Camp BioMed  

Camp BioMed

Biomedical Engineering Camp
July 15-17, 2020
Grades: 9th-12th

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Materials, Metallurgy & Forensics

Metallurgy Engineering Camp
June 22-26, 2020
Grades: 9th-12th

Residential Camps:

Physics Labratory  

Robotics and Automated Manufacturing

Mechanical Engineering Camp
June 7-12, 2020
Grades 9th-12th

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Wild Weather

Atmospheric Sciences Camp
June 7-12, 2020
Grades 9th-12th

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STEM Exploration

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Camp
June 14-19, 2020
Grades 7th-10th

Physics Labratory  

It's Rocket Science

Physics Camp
June 14-19, 2020
Grades 9th-12th

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Geology Rocks!

Geology Camp
July 12-17, 2020
Grades 9th-12th

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Fossils

Paleontology Camp
July 12-17, 2020
Grades 9th-12th

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CBE Summer Institute

Chem/Bio Engineering Camp
July 5-10, 2020
Grades 9th-12th  

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Green Chemistry

Chemistry Camp
July 5-10, 2020
Grades 9th-12th

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3D and Beyond

3D Printing and Design Camp  
July 5-10, 2020
Grades 9th-12th


Have Questions?

Email: Youth.Programs@sdsmt.edu  
  

Already Enrolled in a Camp?

Find more information here
 

Have Financial Need?

Apply for Scholarships   
 

 

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2020 Summer Camps

Robotics and Automated Manufacturing
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
June 7-12, 2020 
What's With the Wild Weather?
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
June 7-12, 2020
STEM Exploration
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH
June 14-19, 2020 
It's Rocket Science
PHYSICS
June 14-19, 2020 
Mining and Explosives
MINING ENGINEERING
June 15-18, 2020
Camp Construct
CIVIL ENGINEERING
June 16-21, 2019
Material, Metallurgy and Forensics
MATERIALS AND METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING
June 22-26, 2020
CBE Institute
CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
July 5-10, 2020
Green Chemistry
CHEMISTRY
July 5-10, 2020
3D and Beyond!
3D PRINTING AND DESIGN
July 5-10, 2020
Fossils
PALEONTOLOGY CAMP
July 12-17, 2020
Geology Rocks!
GEOLOGY/GEO.ENGINEERING
July 12-17, 2020
Biomedical Engineering Camp
Camp BioMed
July 15-17, 2020

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