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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, Nancy Shuck at Nancy.Shuck@BHSU.edu 

Nancy Shuck

1200 University St. Unit 9200 

Spearfish, SD 57799-9200

Telephone: (605)642-6908 

Fax: (605)642-6024

Services Offered

Black Hills State is well equipped to meet a variety of conference needs through the effective use of university resources.

Dining Service

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 bagged lunches 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 three (3) 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 bagged lunches, are welcome; just let us know in advance.

Linen Service

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:

  • 8,000 sq. ft. fitness center

  • 18,000 sq. ft. gymnasium with 2 college size basketball courts, 6 baskets and 3 college size volleyball courts with 3,800 seating capacity

  • 58,000 sq. ft. field house with a 200 meter 6-lane track (8 laps = 1 mile), bat/golf cage and 3 tennis courts, and 6 basketball backstops

  • Aquatic center with a 6-lane, 25 meter pool and a separate therapeutic pool

  • Athletic fitness room, athletic training room, varsity and community locker rooms

  • Dance floor, student health services, concessions

  • ROTC headquarters

  • Academic classrooms with audio and video capability and the Hall of Fame meeting room

  • Wireless Hot Spots

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