Academic Summer Camps and Offerings for 2021

Camp Invention Recharge 2021

Dates: June 21-25, 2021

Registration Deadline: May 24th 

Cost - $195 per kit. Each kit includes all of the materials needed for the 4 Modules during Camp Invention outlined below and 1 t-shirt.

Grades: Students entering grades K-5.

Black Hills State University is excited to offer Camp Invention Recharge 2021 for summer learning. Developed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention is a STEM enrichment program that provides children with hands-on/minds-on opportunities to explore, create, and invent in relevant ways that will help prepare them to one day change the world!

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The Joy of Learning: A Festival of Talks from June 14-17 

20 lectures will be provided by various faculty members at the Joy Center located on the campus of BHSU. These talks are open to the community.

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AGES: High school
DATES: June 21-24, 2021 (9:00-9:30am)
COST: $250
INSTRUCTOR: Skott Chandler, BHSU photography professor

This camp will give participants the opportunity to experience a variety of photography processes. This course will start with pinhole cameras then move into 35mm film and basic darkroom. The final day the students will use digital cameras and get to make photos in the state-of-the-art BHSU photography studio.  

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Creative Writing

AGES: 10 to 17  
DATES: July 13-16, 2021
COST: $250
INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Karl Lehman, English faculty member, and Mr. Matt Bauman, Director of the Writing Assistance Center 

The BHSU Creative Writing Summer Camp is four days of fun for the budding young Shakespeare or blossoming Emily Dickinson. Bring a notebook and learn to daydream like a pro, brainstorm a bestseller, answer the riddle of What if?, and chase your muse across page after page as we pen poetry, scribble scripts, and tell tall tales to explore the secrets of the writing craft.

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AGES: 14 yrs - 18 yrs 
DATES: July 6-9, 2021
INSTRUCTOR: Brian Rupert
COST: $250

The camp will run from 9:00am to 3:30 pm, July 6-9. YEP is a 4-day youth entrepreneurship day camp that will immerse High Schoolers in the world of entrepreneurship, making ideas real, and solving problems. Students will share ideas, figure out who their customers are, create a prototype, figure out how to make money, and create a final pitch to show off their work. Mentors will be involved throughout the week to guide students, challenge them, and bring out their best.

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