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Summer Exploration Institute

Ages 7 - 10: July 7 - 11, 9 AM - 12 PM
Ages 11 - 16: June 16 - 20, 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Cost: Ages 7 - 10: $40.00, Ages 11 - 16: $60.00 (includes all Institute materials)
Registration Deadline: One week before camp

*Registration is currently full, however, if you would like to be contacted for any potential openings, please contact Mary Jones at Mary.Jones@bhsu.edu or 605.642.6833.

BHSU education students and graduates will keep you busy exploring the past and predicting the future, examining challenging problems to solve, and explaining your perspective on things you see and don´t see! Every day you will explore, examine, and explain what you are experiencing.

The Summer Exploration Institute is designed to encourage creative and critical thinking skills in the familiar context of living in the Black Hills. The historical and contemporary links establish the importance of growth and expansion in reference to people, places and animals. Through discussions, hands on activities and field trips, participants will view the Black Hills through a new perspective. The registration fee covers all materials, an SEI t-shirt, and transportation from BHSU to the exploration sites.

*Camps will run if minimum enrollment is met.

SEI is directed by Dr. Mary Jones and staffed by students, teachers, and volunteers completing their gifted education endorsement for South Dakota.


Please note that no meal will be provided by the Institute. Participants may bring their own meal (snacks and lunch).

Schedule TBD.


Registration is now closed.

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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