Summer Academic Camps

BHSU Summer Academic Camps:

Camp Invention
June 10-14, 2019 | 9AM - 3:30PM
For students entering grades K-6.

Black Hills State University is hosting Camp Invention at their Spearfish campus! This is a week-long summer academic program that provides children hands-on opportunities to explore, create, and invent in relevant ways that prepare them to change the world. In partnership with more than 1,500 schools nationwide, the Camp Invention program:

  • -Encourages children’s creative problem-solving with STEM-focused activities
  • -Inspires girls and minority children to imagine themselves as engineers and innovators
  • -Develops children’s critical thinking and communication skills
  • -Blends entrepreneurship with collaboration skills necessary for success in the global workforce
  • -Integrates expertise and challenges from the National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees
  • -Instills the value of Intellectual Property and the roles that patents, trademarks and copyrights play in the landscape of invention and innovation
  • -Is backed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Discover The New 2019 Camp Invention Program!

Each year, our education team collaborates with National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductees to develop a new, action-packed Camp Invention experience for your child. With our 2019 program, Supercharged™, campers will take on four exciting challenges, meet innovative superheroes and bring home a newfound confidence. 

Read more about the K-6 program.

Watch the program in action.

Cost is $230 per Student.

Scholarships Provided by John T. Vucurevich Foundation, Spearfish Zonta club, & Spearfish Area Community Foundation.
Contact Janet Briggs: for information about the scholarships or if you have general questions about Camp Invention.

Campers will be provided with lunch at A'viands and a free T-shirt.

Registration closed. Please email Janet Briggs for information about possible openings.