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The Romance and Reality of Deadwood

May 30 - 31, 2013

Ages: High school or middle school students who have completed 7th grade and their parents
Cost: $100.00
Registration Deadline: TBD

Do you want to know the real Deadwood? Have you ever wondered how this mining camp became so famous? Deadwood, SD has had a long and fascinating history - one that you can discover at this day camp! As we explore different sites throughout the Black Hills, you will learn about the people and events that made Deadwood famous, the challenges of historic preservation, and different ways you can get involved in the history of the Black Hills! Here are just a few examples of what you will do:

  • Hike Mt. Roosevelt
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Deadwood
  • Explore other mining towns in the Black Hills
  • See gold mine operations of past and present
  • Visit the Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center

Involves moderate physical activity. Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes.

*Camps will run if minimum enrollment is met. Enrollment is limited, however, so register early!

The University has put together a wonderful lineup of faculty to teach the camp. Meet the faculty behind the program.


Please note that some activities may change in case of inclement weather and be prepared for moderate physical activity by wearing comfortable walking shoes. Lunch and Snacks will be provided.

May 30

8:00 Meet at Days of 76 Parking Lot in Deadwood
8:00 - 12:00 Walking tour of Deadwood and Mt. Moriah Cemetery
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch at Park
1:30 - 3:30 Travel and hike Mt. Roosevelt
4:00 Back at Days of 76 Parking Lot

May 31

8:00 Meet at Days of 76 Parking Lot in Deadwood
8:00 - 12:00 Driving Tour of Central City, Lead, and Pluma
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch at Park
1:00 - 4:00 Presentations at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center
4:00 Back at Days of 76 Parking Lot


Registration is closed.

Note: Emails will periodically be sent to this address with updates.
Cancellation/Refund Policy

If you register for a program and are unable to attend, a refund of registration fees will be issued if written notice of cancellation is postmarked no later than two weeks before the first day of class. Cancellation/refund email: Hasina.Ahmad@bhsu.edu

Black Hills State University reserves the right to cancel camps/classes with low enrollment. In the event of low enrollment cancellation, you will be contacted at least one week in advance of the camp or class.

Questions? Call Hasina Ahmad at 642-6427

Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University
Educational Outreach
1200 University St. Unit 9508
Spearfish, SD 57799-9508