The campus of Black Hills State University is a wonderful choice to hold your upcoming camp or conference. Located in beautiful Black Hills the campus is within reasonable driving distance from many area attractions such as Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, and Devils Tower. A variety of services provide our guests flexibility at reasonable prices. University housing, classrooms, meeting areas, dining service, recreation facility, and other services are available for use during the summer. We are confident that you will find our campus services to be high quality and very responsive to your needs.
If you are interested in bringing a conference to the BHSU Campus and would like to discuss our services in more detail, please contact the Summer Camps & Conferences Coordinator, Hollianna Barber at:
1200 University St., Unit 9100
Spearfish, SD 57799-9100
The Office of Summer Conferences provides high-quality, innovative facilities and services to internal departments of the University and external organizations at the local, regional, and national levels. BHSU hosts a wide range of education-based conferences and sport camps for universities, high-schools, civic or charitable organizations, government agencies, tribal and state agencies, non-profit organizations, as well as private-sector entities to promote life-long learning. Under special circumstances, conference services may be provided for non-educational purposes in order to serve University and/or community needs. The Office is the single point of contact for all conference needs. We are committed to the following goals:
Black Hills State University has a capacity to house 800 people. Our five residence halls and campus apartments provide housing options for unique and different needs. The residence halls vary in size but each offers the following comfort items:
Black Hills State is well equipped to meet a variety of conference needs through the effective use of university resources.
The BHSU Dining Service is a full service dining facility that accommodates groups large and small. Whether it is an eloquent banquet, cafeteria-style dining, a sack lunch, an informal lawn BBQ, or a pack-out complete with iced coolers, Dining Services is ready and willing to fill your needs.
Dining offers 3 meals a day 7 days a week. Meals are ’all-you-can-eat’ buffet style with a selection of hot and cold entries. Groups residing on campus are required to have at least two (2) meals a day provided by Dining Services. Exceptions to this policy may be made if your group is not on campus during scheduled meal hours.
Outside food is not allowed on campus because of food sanitary and service quality concerns. Special orders, such as pack-outs, are welcome; just let us know in advance.
Not interested in hauling and cleaning your own linens? Why not let our summer staff do it for you? Simplify your conference by ordering linen sets for your group. Linen sets include two flat sheets, a blanket, a pillow and pillow case, towel and wash cloth and clean linen exchanges.
Meeting Room Options
When you plan your summer meeting or event at BHSU, you’ll have access to a wide range of high-quality facilities. We can accommodate groups up to 350 people. We offer small meeting rooms, classrooms, conference rooms, a theater, a world-class recital hall and other function space options. We will tailor our versatile offerings to meet your specific needs.
Audiovisual services and equipment, including TV/VCR/DVD, slide projectors, overhead projectors, LCD panels, public address systems and satellite downlink are available.
Donald E. Young Center
The Donald E. Young Center at BHSU offers more than exceptional fitness facilities. Along with the largest collection of exercise equipment in the region, a field house with a walking track, and an Aquatic Center with lap lanes, the Young Center provides personal exercise prescriptions with a certified trainer and classes taught by wellness students.
The Donald E. Young Center houses:
Mail (including packages, certified or registered mail) is delivered to your group sponsor Monday through Friday, excluding federal and state holidays. You should have mail sent to you at the following address:
c/o Your Group/Conference Name
1200 University Unit 9503
Spearfish, SD 57799-9503
Repairs and Maintenance
Please contact the Residence Hall Staff Member On-Call to request/report any maintenance needs.
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