STEM Summer Camps at South Dakota Mines

We are gearing up for a great summer camp season and are so excited for you to be a part of it!

Join us on the South Dakota Mines campus for our STEM summer camps! Our summer camps offer a fun intro to science and engineering. These pre-college experiences are designed to expose students to how science works in the real world by providing exciting hands-on experiences. Day camps are hosted by some of our prestigious faculty whose expertise gives campers a glimpse into STEM careers and gets them excited about their education. Campers participate in on-campus activities and field trips throughout the day. From out of town? Take this opportunity to have a fun family vacation in the Black Hills. Black Hills & Badlands and Visit Rapid City are great planning resources. We offer limited on-campus lodging you can find more information here, use this link to request lodging. 

Also note, that grade refers to the student's grade during the 2023-2024 school year. In addition, students over the age of 19 do not qualify to attend these summer camps. Students that are 19 must have just graduated high school during the 2023-2024 school year. 

Have Financial Need? Apply for 2024 Scholarships

Day Camps

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Musical Electronics

Electrical Engineering Camp
June 3 - 6, 2024
Grades 9th-12th
FREE

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Mining and Explosives

Mining Engineering Camp
June 10 - 13, 2024
Grades: 10th-12th
FREE

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Programming the ideal Smart Home: Coding with Snakes and Sensors

Computer Science Camp
July 8 - 11, 2024
Grades: 8th-12th
Cost: $300

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Camp BioMed

Biomedical Engineering Camp - FULL (WAITLIST FULL)
July 15 - 18, 2024
Grades: 8th-12th
Cost: $300

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It's Rocket Science

Physics Camp - FULL (WAITLIST FULL)
July 22 - 25, 2024
Grades 8th-12th
Cost: $300

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The Science of Pottery and Glass

Art and Engineering Camp
June 10 - 13, 2024
Grades 9th-12th 
FREE with $100 refundable deposit

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Materials, Metallurgy & Forensics

Metallurgy Engineering Camp - FULL (WAITLIST FULL)
June 17 - 21, 2024
Grades 9th-12th
FREE with $100 refundable deposit

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The Chemical Engineering Institute

Chemical Engineering Camp - FULL
July 8 - 11, 2024
Grades 8th-12th 
Cost $300

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Green Chemistry

Chemistry Camp
June 24-27, 2024
Grades 9th-12th
Cost: $300

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Robotics for Beginners

Computer Science Camp - FULL (WAITLIST FULL)
July 22 - 25, 2024
Grades 9th-12th
$300

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STEM Exploration

Science & Engineering Camp
July 15 - 18, 2024
Grades 8th-12th
FREE

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Science of Swords

Metallurgy Engineering Camp - FULL (NO WAITLIST AVAILABLE) 
June 24 - 28, 2024
Grades: 9th-12th
FREE with $100 refundable deposit

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Pre-Med @ Mines

Pre-Professional Health Camp - FULL
June 3 -6, 2024
Grades 9th-12th
Cost: $300

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Geo-Engineering the Planet

Geological Engineering Camp
June 17 - 20, 2024
Grades: 9th-12th
$300

Overnight Camps

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National Summer Transportation Institute

Industrial Engineering Camp
June 9 - 14, 2024
Grades: 9th-12th
FREE

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Overnight Geology Rocks!

Geology Camp
June 10 - 14, 2024
Grades: 9th-12th
Cost: $650

Virtual Camps

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Virtual Mining & Explosives

Mining Engineering Camp
July 15 - 17, 2024
Grades: 8th-12th
FREE

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Virtual Mining & Explosives

Mining Engineering Camp
July 15 - 17, 2024
Grades: 5th-7th
FREE

Teacher Education Workshops


Summer Camp Scholarships

Visit our Scholarship Information page to learn more about needs-based scholarships.

Already Enrolled in Camp?

Visit the Camper Information page.

Make it a Family Vacation!

Do you have a camper joining us? Make it a vacation and bring the whole family! Black Hills & Badlands and Visit Rapid City are great planning resources.

Questions?

Email: Youth.Programs@sdsmt.edu

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