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Dakota Dreams SDSU Summer Camp

Career Exploration Summer Camp, July 24-28, 2022

SDSU invites 7th and 8th grade students to join us, along with our partner Lake Area Technical College, for an exciting week on our campus in Brookings.

This camp will be host to 50 participants. The deadline to apply is May 1. Availability is limited.  

Students will be notified of acceptance via email the week of May 16. 

To learn more about the Dakota Dreams Career Exploration Summer Camps and apply at

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The Dakota Dreams Career Exploration Summer Camp is a partnership of the South Dakota Board of Regents, South Dakota technical colleges, South Dakota businesses and industry, and the South Dakota Department of Education.

The opportunity is funded with federal dollars available to DOE through the American Rescue Plan Act.

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Camp participants will have the opportunity for hands-on learning in the areas of:

  • Agriculture
  • Aviation, includes flight simulation
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Health sciences, which includes nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory science and respiratory care
  • Natural sciences, which includes biology and chemistry
  • Teacher education

This unique opportunity will include a day trip to Lake Area Technical College to explore nursing and engineering-related programs, tours of local industries and farms as well as experiencing life on the SDSU Campus.

More detailed information will be added when available.