6th-11th Grade students:  If you're interested in attending the SD Governor's Camp at USD, in Vermiillion, this summer, please see Mrs. Peacock for an application.  The 7th-9th gr (for those in 6th-8th right now) camp is July 27-Aug. 1 and the 10th-12th gr (for those in 9th-11th right now) camp runs from July 21-Aug. 1.  A VARIETY of activities and creative learning opportunities are offered as well as recreational fun.  The camps are $550 for the younger campers and $700 for the HS campers.  However, there are scholarships that can pay for the camp expense.  But, you would have to arrange and pay for transportation to and from USD.  The deadline to apply is April 28th.  Check it out at www.usd.edu/education/gifted-camp.

    If you're interested in traveling/studying in other countries, while in high school, please see Mrs. Peacock for some information from Asse International Student Exchange.  There are programs from 4 weeks to full school year programs for students ages 15-18.  To look into it further on your own, their website is www.asse.com, their number is 1-800-736-1760, and their email is AsseUSAmidwest@asse.com.

    Seniors:  If you're interested in being a Page in Pierre during the 2014 Legislative Session, please let Mrs. Peacock know.  There are five sessions to pick from between Jan. 6th and March 8th and each session, with the exception of the last one which is only a week, is  10-12 days long to be in Pierre.  Applications must be submitted by Nov. 15th and a signature of a legislator is required for submission. 

    Juniors:  The Youth Business Adventure camp will be offered again this summer.  Juniors who are interested in business are encouraged to attend.  It will be held June 2-7 at BHSU and June 16-21 at USD in Vermillion.  The cost is $250.  However, there are business that will sponsor interetested students.  In addition, students can earn 2 college credits while they attend!!  The website is www.yba-sd.org and Mrs. Peacock has more info as well since she was a volunteer teacher at it years ago.

    10th and 11th Grade Girls:  If you're interested in spending part of your summer at an Ivy League College, like Cornell or Harvard, check into the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholar program at www.joyceivyfoundation.org.  Summer Scholars are typically in the top 10% of their class and scholarships are available for exceptional students.  Applications are due by Feb 24, 2014.

    Juniors:  If you're interested in getting to attend a summer program at an Ivy League college, on a full scholarship, getting expense paid trips to visit colleges, and a free laptop, visit www.questbridge.org and apply for their College Prep Scholarship program.  The deadline is March 27th.

    Juniors:  If you're interested in learning more about and possibly attending either SD Boys State or SD Girls State this coming summer, please see Mrs. Peacock.  SD Boys State will be held May 27-May 31 at NSU in Aberdeen and SD Girls State will be held May 27-June 1 in Vermillion at USD.

    8th-10th Grade Students:  If you're interested in being a youth advocate, being on a council for the state to share what you are thinking/look out for children/promote positive policy changes, etc., please see Mrs. Peacock about applying to be on the SD VOICES for Children Youth Advisory Council.  If you are chosen, you MUST attend a two day workshop in Pierre in June and a meeting every three months.  The deadline to apply is March 22nd.

    Juniors and Seniors:  Mitchell Technical Institute is holding camps for those interested in the Culinary Arts (baking/cooking), Engineering, and Welding.  They are FREE and lunch is even included!  They will be held May 26-28th in Mitchell from 9-3:30 each day.  The deadline to register is May 8th.

    SD Farmers Union Camp for 7th-12th Grade students.  It will be held June 2-7, 2013.  The cost is $190 for members of the Farmers Union and $230 for non members.  The fee includes food and lodging at camp, a t-shirt, and transportation to and from camp.  For more information, call 1-888-734-8136 ext. 125 or visit www.sdfu.org.

    The SDSM&T high school summer camps are designed for students going into the 9th through 12thgrades this coming fall. However, they will not be holding elementary and middle school summer camps this year because they are focusing on creating a full array of new high-quality residential summer camps. On a more positive note, next year they will return to offering middle and elementary school summer programs. The website is: www.sdsmt.edu/learn. Please check it out for more details on each of the camps.
    They are scholarship forms. For the students to qualify, they need to have a 3.0 or above grade point average or qualify for the food program at school. If interested, please email to: karen.vanderbroek@sdsmt.edu, fax: (605) 394-6078, or mail to: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, McLaury 202, 501 E. Saint Joseph St., Rapid City, SD 57701. They're not offering full scholarships this year. The amount given to each student has not been decided yet since they're still receiving donations. If your students are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please have them sign up for camp before sending in the completed scholarship form. If you have any questions please contact:  Karen Vander Broek---Office: 605-394-2693----Email: karen.vanderbroek@sdsmt.edu

    Seniors:  If you're interested in applying to work at the Crazy Horse Memorial in the summer, the applications are due by March 31st.  During the 8 week program, you can earn 12 college credits of generals AND get paid for an itereship at $8.50/hour.  There is housing and tutoring.  The schol., worth about $7000 covers courses and 1/2 of room and board.  You do not ahve to pay for anything up front.  They selected 18 people last year....


    10th and 11th Grade:  If you're interested in career in accounting/business, USD in Vermillion is holding a Summer Accounting Institute/Camp July 10-14, 2016.  You learn, have fun, AND earn a FREE college credit while there.  You do NOT have to be in an accounting class and you do not have to have taken an accounting course already.  You should be interested in business.  The cost is $75 and if you're in the top 10% of your class that fee is waived and you can go for free to the camp.  If interested, please see Mrs. Peacock.  The deadline to apply is May 15th.

    Juniors/Seniors:  If you're interested law enforcement as a potential career, consider applying to attend the SD  Youth Trooper Academy to be held in Pierre June 22-26, 2015.  The deadline to apply is March 23, 2015.

    Juniors:  Twelve juniors nationwide will be selected to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO June 25-July 1, 2016.  It is a week of mtgs with successful scholars, global leaders, thinkers, entrepreneurs, etc. from around the work...and FUN!  The trip is all-expense paid.  The deadline to apply is Feb. 16th.  If you're interested, go to www.BezosFamilyFoundation.org/Scholars or email Nicole Hanson at nhanson@bezosfamilyfoundaation.org.

    The Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute is taking nominations for high school students, grades 10-12, with a demonstrated interest in the visual arts and American Indian culture.  The Institute, which runs June 8-20, 2014, provides FREE art workshops for a group of 20 talented high school art students. Applications are due March 1, 2014 and can be found at http://www.usd.edu/fine-arts/art/summer-art-institute.cfm.

    8th-11th Gr.  There will be a Natural Resource Camp at Astoria, SD (22 miles from Brookings) and they will cover bird capturing, radio telmetry, fish sampling, ecology, prairie plant diversity, reptile capture, ETC!  The cost is $250 and you need to register by May 15th.  If you're interested go to:  http://www.sdstate.edu/nrm/sdsu-natural-resource-camp.cfm or email leslie.bilbrey@sdstate.edu or call 605-688-5602.

    The application deadline for the College Horizons program for Native American students is February 4th.  The six day college admissions workshop is for 10th and 11th grade students.  Their website with the application and more info is:  http://www.collegehorizons.org/ 



    10th-11th grade students:  SDSU in Brookings will be holding a Health Professions Career Camp July 12-15, 2016.  If you're interested in the health professions, you would probably enjoy this camp a great deal and the price is very reasonable as it is only $100 to attend and that includes your room/food/activities.  For more info, please see Mrs. Peacock or go to www.sdstate.edu/nurs/outreach/health-camp. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2014.

    HS Students:  DSU is offering a computer camp, focusing on cyber security, this summer and it's FREE!  Find out more at:  http://www.dsu.edu/news/2013/Cyber-Camp-0827.aspx