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Youth Camps and Fitness Programs

Strive Sports Performance Training

At the South Dakota State University Wellness Center, we believe it's crucial to maximize an athlete's potential sport abilities. We target our athletes' areas for improvement and work with them accordingly. Through the background and passion of our coaches, we will do whatever it takes to help you reach the next level. Using education, commitment, and discipline, STRIVE provides the environment for athletes   to achieve their goals and full potential. Our programs are specific to the individual, but derive a sense of team.   

Registered Dietitian

Every athlete has the opportunity to meet with our registered dietitian and receive nutritional information to complete their program. Our dietitian is a former SDSU athlete and understands the demands of the body and how to best fuel it.  

Wellness Center Membership

In addition to these sessions, athletes will have full access to the Wellness Center during the STRIVE program. Membership includes the track, weights, courts, pool, and group exercise classes. 

Jr. Fitness Program

At the Wellness Center, we want to make sure everyone is safe as possible while using our equipment and facility, while still having fun! The Jr. Fitness Program teaches youth how to exercise properly. This program is complete with two training sessions and one testing session. Our trainers use age appropriate resistance and cardiovascular training that will teach safety, comfort, and basic knowledge of our exercise equipment.


Justin Colf

Fitness Coordinator

Phone: 605-688-4534


Healthy Jacks® Camp

The South Dakota State University Wellness Center is proud to offer the Healthy Jacks® Camp, which promotes a wellness focused environment that encourages healthy lifestyle choices, social interaction, and enhances the camper experience through educational activity participation.

Camp sessions are five days in length and structured similar to a normal day of regular school. Campers will move through the facility participating in different programs. The camps  will emphasize core values of our department: Teamwork Communication Sportsmanship FUN! 



Jerrell Kelley

IM, Sport Club, & Summer Camp Coordinator




Rock Rabbits

Rock Rabbits - Climbing experience for children ages 3-10 years of age. Trained staff members teach participants bouldering basics, climbing commands, play games, and much more! Cost is $25 for Wellness Center members and $35 for non-members. (class includes 4 hour-long sessions) 


Shari Landmark

Director of Recreation and Fitness

Phone: 605-688-5386