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Best South Dakota Summer Camps 2018 Directory

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Over 7 South Dakota Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


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Winter & Winter Break Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in South Dakota are Starting in December, 2017

Many of our South Dakota Camps offer Winter & Winter Break Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in December, 2017.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Camp you're interested in a call to check on Winter & Winter Break dates, times and availability.

Winter & Winter Break 2018 Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Camps will be hosting Winter & Winter Break Reunions for their previous campers, and Winter & Winter Break Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for December, 2017.

Looking for South Dakota Special Interest Camps or Programs?

Like Gymnastics Camps, Science Camps, or Martial Arts Camps? There is a complete list of our current Special Interest Camp Directories a little farther down this page, and in the black bar at the very bottom of this page.

Best South Dakota Winter & Winter Break Day Camps Starting in December, 2017

Looking for a Great South Dakota Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best South Dakota Day Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best South Dakota Year-Round
Camps, Classes & Programs

Many of our Best South Dakota Summer Camps also offer Year Round Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Programs, too.

Best South Dakota Winter & Winter Break Camp Jobs

Searching for South Dakota Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Camps are now listing their 2018 Winter & Winter Break Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Winter & Winter Break Employment Opportunities" pages.

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FEATURED CAMP

Alpengirl Girls Summer Adventure Camp
Locations: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, & Oregon
406-570-6312

Ages: 11-16 . All Girl Campers. Overnight Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our traveling adventure camps for girls take place in wilderness areas near: Seattle, Washington; Bellingham, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Bozeman, Montana; Jackson, Wyoming; and Boise, Idaho. Alpengirl is a multi-adventure camp, we offer a variety of adventure activities in each session. Alpengirl Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and has a staff to camper ratio of 1:4 or 1:6.

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Camp Pillsbury
Owatonna, Minnesota
507-214-2200

Ages: 6-17 . Coed Campers. Overnight Camp. Day Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Pillsbury is a premier summer for boys and girls ages 6 to 17. Strong offerings in Theater, Circus, Music, Dance, Sports, Magic, Technology, and more. More than 100 activities! Campers choose their activities daily, making each day special for each individual camper. Five, 2 WEEK sleepaway sessions begin June 12th to August 21th. Enroll now at: CampPillsbury.com.

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Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research Molecular Medicine Summer/Winter/Spring Science Camps
South Dakota Location(s)

Visit Our Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research Molecular Medicine Summer/Winter/Spring Science Camps Website
888-412-7284
info[AT]rosettainstitute.org
5941 Optical Court
San Jose, CA 95138

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
California (UCSD & UC Berkeley)
Day Camps offered in Berkeley and San Jose, California
Texas (TCU)

CAMPER AGES: 14-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Residential and Commuter option.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We offer advanced day/overnight science camps for high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as pharmacy or biomedical research. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn about normal molecular and cellular biology, and then learn how these normal processes are distorted during the development of cancer, neurological disease and autoimmunity/infectious disease. In addition, we also offer winter and spring break day camps on Medical and Translational Bioinformatics (please inquire) and a late summer, laboratory-intensive day camp on Biomedical Research.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Science, Technology, Academics, and more. Biology, Research, College-prep, Medicine.

CAMP LOCATION: Camps are held on the campuses of world-renowned universities, including the University of California, Berkeley near San Francisco/Silicon Valley and University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, California. In addition, we offer day camps in Berkeley California, San Jose California and at Texas Christian University in Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas.

CAMP FACILITIES: Students in the overnight camps will be housed in university undergraduate housing, eat in undergraduate cafeterias and have access to university recreational facilities. Commuter students are also welcome at the overnight camps.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: An advanced class for high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as pharmacy, nursing, biomedical research or drug development. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn about normal molecular and cellular biology from PhD-level instructors, and then learn how these normal processes are distorted to cause the development of cancer. A similar style is used to teach Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology and Molecular Biology of Development and Aging. To conclude the workshop, students use what they have learned to create an original research project on a gene of their choice. Free time includes planned activities such as sports and field trips.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Two full scholarships (not including travel) are available on a competitive basis to students who would not normally be able to afford the program. Please inquire.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Former students are eligible for year-round research opportunities on a competitive basis.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Why take the class? Why: 1. Cancer, neuroscience and immunology are fascinating 2. Get a feel for college living and college curriculum in a low stress, safe environment 3. Meet new people from around the world 4. Sharpen your academic skills and learn to think using the scientific method 5. Gain valuable job experience

Camp Directors: Ryan G. Holzer, M.S., PhD - Ryan has 17 years of medical research experience, working on cancer and type 2 diabetes. He has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, San Diego and he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic.

Ha B. Nguyen, PharmD - Ha is a professional pharmacist who also has laboratory experience working on antibacterial immunology. She has a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego and a PharmD from Midwestern University.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer 2018 Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology and Molecular Biology of Development and Aging science camps will be held at the University of California, Berkeley (6/3-6/16, 6/17-6/30), and University of California, San Diego (7/8-7/21).

In addition, we are holding a day camp on Medical and Translational Bioinformatics during Winter Break 2017 in Berkeley, California and from 3/12-3/15 at TCU in Dallas/Ft. Worth and 4/2-4/5 in Berkeley, California. We also offer a laboratory-intensive camp on Biomedical Research during late summer 2018.

Check our website for more information at: This Website Link.

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Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research Molecular Medicine SummerWinterSpring Science Camps

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South Dakota Summer Camps

Please note that our list of 2018 South Dakota Summer Camps also includes information on South Dakota Summer Camp Scholarships, Financial Aid, and other 'Campership' or Financial Assistance. Look within each camp's description for the CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE heading.


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Brain Chase: Summer Learning Challenge
South Dakota Location(s)

Visit Our Brain Chase: Summer Learning Challenge Website
435-901-2734
ivy.portwood[AT]gmail.com
info[AT]brainchase.com
Online Summer Program
Texas

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Brain Chase is an online camp available to students in grades 2-8 across the US. Participants in the following states are eligible to win the buried treasure grand prize: AL, AK, AR, CA, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI and WY.

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Brain Chase: Summer Learning Challenge Video

CAMPER AGES: Grades 2-8

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Computers, Math, Technology, Academics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Brain Chase is online - the participant that guesses the coordinates of the buried treasure first will be flown with one parent to dig up the treasure.

CAMP FACILITIES: NA - Camp is online

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Founded in 2014 by Austin parents Allan and Heather Staker, Brain Chase is the product of his filmmaking/tech background and her online education expertise. They are both Harvard-educated and their 5 children were the inspiration behind the creation of this revolutionary new summer program

Brain Chase is a 6-week summer learning challenge disguised as a massive global treasure hunt for 2nd−8th graders. A golden globe has been buried somewhere on earth – and it contains the key to a safe deposit box holding a $10,000 college scholarship fund. Participants who complete an hour of online summer learning activities each day will unlock secret animated webisodes that hold the clues to the globe’s whereabouts. Guess the treasure’s location first, and you’ll be the one on a plane to dig it up.

Enrollment is limited to the first 5,000 entrants.
Kickoff is June 30. Last registration July 18.

- See more at: This Website Link

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Additional children from same household are half off for each registration.

OTHER CAMP INFO: You spend 10 months of every year in school, but much of that hard work likely vanishes during summer break. Who wants to do boring worksheets when school’s out? Brain Chase is a summer enrichment program that’s FUN. Action-packed animations, mysterious packages in the mail, and the hunt for buried treasure turn learning into an adventure. It’s FLEXIBLE. You’ll do the challenge when you want, where you want, and at your own pace. And it’s CUSTOMIZED. You get to work at your own level. - See more at: This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For complete info please visit: This Website Link

Registration: This Website Link

Kickoff is June 30, 2014.

Last chance to register is July 18, 2014.

$199 for first child, $100 for each additional child from the same household.

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Brain ChaseSummer Learning Challenge

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South Dakota Day Camps
Offer Extended Day Options

Some South Dakota Summer Camps offer Extended Hours, for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick-Up. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours of any Extended Camp Day Options.

If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.



University of South Dakota Summer Music Camp
Vermillion, South Dakota

Visit Our University of South Dakota Summer Music Camp Website
605-677-5274
John.LaCognata[AT]usd.edu
University of South Dakota Summer Music Camp
414 E. Clark St
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069

Find the Best Summer Camp in Vermillion, South Dakota

CAMPER AGES: 11 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Overnight or Commuter.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The University of South Dakota Summer Music Camp is a six-day experience of learning and music-making open to students who have completed grades 5–12. Activities include vocal and instrumental large ensembles, as well as a variety of other musical activities. Opportunities for private lessons in a specific instrument or voice are also available.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, and more. Vocal & Instrumental Large Ensembles, Piano Workshops & Master Classes, Chamber Music Opportunities, World Drumming, Jazz Band, Show Choir, Opera, Guitar Class, Rock & Roll Appreciation, & More.

University of South Dakota Summer Music Camp is a Top Summer Camp located in Vermillion South Dakota offering many fun and educational camp activities, including: Music/Band and more. University of South Dakota Summer Music Camp is a top camp for ages: 11 - 18.
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CAMP LOCATION: The USD Summer Music Camp takes place on the campus of the University of South Dakota. We utilize the fine arts building and other campus venues, including final concerts in beautiful Aalfs Auditorium.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The USD Summer Music Camp is a six-day experience of learning and music-making open to students who have completed grades 5-12. Activities include vocal and instrumental large ensembles, piano workshops and master classes, chamber music opportunities, as well as a variety of other musical activities, including world drumming, jazz band, show choir, opera, guitar class, rock and roll appreciation, and more. Opportunities for private lessons in a specific instrument or voice are also available.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available for students who qualify. All scholarships require a letter of recommendation from the student’s current music teacher. Types of scholarships include: Students who receive either Division I ratings on contest solos, or who are selected for any All-State ensemble qualify for a $50 scholarship. Students may not receive more than one $50 scholarship. Applicable to ratings received during the 2017-2018 school year only.

Students who attended camp last year (2017), will receive a $25 scholarship for each registered new student (up to 10) who has never attended the University of South Dakota Summer Music Camp in the past. This scholarship is worth up to $250. A new student may only be attached to one returning student.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
July 8-13, 2018 Residential Camper $425 Commuter with meals $350 Commuter $275 After June 26: Residential $450 Commuter with meals $375 Commuter $300 Lessons are $25 for one half hour and $50 for one full hour of instruction. For more information please visit: This Website Link

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University of South Dakota Summer Music Camp

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Teen Summer Camps in South Dakota

South Dakota Summer Camps for Teens sometimes include more 'intense' or immersive special interest activities, and can be much more rigorous and competitive. Teen Special Interest Camps in South Dakota tend to have more focus on skills development, sometimes involving professional training standards, with age-appropriate activities and special camp events designed for teens.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


Breakthrough Basketball Camps
South Dakota Location(s)

Visit Our Breakthrough Basketball Camps Website
866-846-7892 x 1
camps[AT]breakthroughbasketball.com
Various Cities Across the US and Canada
Various, Florida

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
WEST: Alaska. California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

SOUTHWEST: Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

MIDWEST: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

SOUTHEAST: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

NORTHEAST: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont

CANADA: Alberta, Ontario

OTHER: Scotland

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
5001 1st Ave. SE, Ste 105 #254, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

CAMPER AGES: 4th - 12th grades

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, and more.

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Breakthrough Basketball Camps

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Find South Dakota Online Summer Camps, eCamps & Online Summer Recreation & Learning Programs

New Online Summer Camps, eCamps, & Online Summer Recreation & Learning Programs for Kids and Teens of all ages are now being offered here in South Dakota, and in states all across the US and Canada.

To find these eCamps, you can do a search using the keywords "online camp" in the search box at the bottom of any directory page.


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Complete List of South Dakota Special Interest Camps

Click on any of the links below to visit that special interest camp directory. You can return here to continue searching our directory of ALL South Dakota Summer Camps.

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Camp Pillsbury


Google's Maker Camp
Available Online

Visit Our Google's Maker Camp Website
press[AT]google.com
Online Camp
Available Online

CAMPER AGES: 13-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Computers, Science, Technology, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: The Google Makers Camp is entirely online.

The following participating locations are providing internet access for free as well:

Rhode island
Warwick Public Library

New Hampshire
Keene Public Library
Boys & Girls Club of Nashua

Massachusetts
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston: Jordan Boys and Girls Club
Boston Museum of Science
Duxbury Free Library
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica
Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: A FREE summer camp for building, tinkering and exploring. Online and in your neighborhood!

Register here at This Website Link

Each weekday morning, Maker will post a new project or activity on their Google+ page—30 things to make over six weeks. Each weekday afternoon at 2 PM, tune in to a live Google+ Hangout On Air to meet expert makers who create amazing things.

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Googles Maker Camp

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International Summer Camps in South Dakota

Some of our South Dakota Summer Camps accept International Campers from all around the world. Some camps could offer special Summer International Programs, scholarships, or other incentives to international campers.

International Campers and Parents: Be sure to contact each South Dakota Summer Camp you are interested in to see if they accept campers from other Countries, if they hire any international staff, or if they offer any Special Summer Programs for International Campers.


US Sports/Nike Camps
South Dakota Location(s)

Visit Our US Sports/Nike Camps Website
1-800-NIKE-CAMP
800-645-3226 (Nike Camps)
800-433-6060 (All other camps)
800-406-3926 (NBC Camps)
877-308-7325 (Peak Performance Swim Camps)
888-780-2267 (Vogelsinger Soccer Academy)

webmaster[AT]ussportscamps.com
Over 700 Camp Locations Across the US & Canada

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, CANADA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
US Sports Camps, Inc.
1010 B Street, Suite 450
San Rafael, CA 94901

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our US Sports/Nike Camps Video

CAMPER AGES: Most junior camps accept participants between the ages of 10-18, however some of our day camps will accept those as young as 5. Adult programs offered, too. See our camp specific web pages to find out exact ages for each program.

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Weekend programs available in some areas. International campers welcome.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Now celebrating over 40 years of camp! We offer camps across a variety of sports which run for one, two or three consecutive sessions across the US and Canada. USSC partners with the country's best coaches to direct our camps at top-rated, professionally-equipped training facilities. International programs offered, too.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, and more. Other Camps: Crew, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, MultiSport, Rugby, Running, Ultimate, Waterpolo, Gymnastics, Hockey, & Yoga.

CAMP LOCATION: Over 700 Locations throughout the US and Canada. International locations, too. Please visit our website for a complete list of camps offered near you, at This Website Link.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our camps are offered at top-rated, professionally equipped sports training facilities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Sports are FUN, but they are more fun when you get better! Our professional, passionate, and positive coaches will help your child become a better player and a more inspired athlete. Camp provides the perfect opportunity to improve skills, make new friends, laugh hard, and smile a lot. Our Mission is to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement while consistently exceeding the expectations of our customers!

During the summer of 2014 more than 70,000 US and international campers attended a US Sports Camps program. US Sports Camps currently offers 24 programs in 15 different sports.

Our summer sports camps include: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Multi-Sport, Rugby, Running, Soccer, Softball, Swim, Tennis, Ultimate, Volleyball, Waterpolo, and Yoga. We also offer several International sports camps around the world. Our sports camps continue to grow thanks to an outstanding community of Camp Directors and the dedication of the entire USSC staff. We expect 2015, our 41st year in business, to be our best year ever. We look forward to seeing you at camp!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Many of our sports camps offer sessions and special weekend clinics year-round. Please contact us for details.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For complete information regarding summer camp sessions and fees, please visit our website at: This Website Link.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Each camp director is responsible for hiring their own staff and typically hire in late winter and early spring. If you are interested in applying for a position, please email the appropriate sport mailbox at This Website Link and we will forward on your information to any director looking for additional staff.

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US SportsNike Camps

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Find South Dakota Special Interest Summer Camps

South Dakota offers a great selection of Special Interest & Specialty Camps and Summer Programs. Check the black bar at the bottom of this page for a complete list of our Special Interest Camp Directories.


Rushmore Music Festival
Spearfish, South Dakota

Visit Our Rushmore Music Festival Website
605-646-3146
rushmoremusicfestival[AT]gmail.com
1200 University St
Spearfish, South Dakota 57799

Find the Best Summer Camp in Spearfish, South Dakota

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1267 Range View Circle
Rapid City, SD
57701

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Rushmore Music Festival Video

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Dates and times vary with program

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The MUSIC ACADEMY offers intermediate and advanced students in violin, viola, cello, and piano a comprehensive, holistic musical experience in a two-week residential program. Students improve their individual instrumental skills through daily monitored practice time, build communication and leadership skills through student-led rehearsals, and develop their performance skills through studio classes and student recitals. The Music Academy takes place from July 1 - July 15, 2017 and is open to students ages 12-20. More info below.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the beautiful campus of Black Hills State University. All lessons and classes take place in Meier Hall.

CAMP FACILITIES: The program takes place in the Meier Hall at Black Hills State University. With individual practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, and a world-class concert hall, students have an ideal environment to take their playing to the next level.

Overnight students have access to the state-of-the-art residence halls on campus as well as campus dining and laundry services.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: MUSIC ACADEMY
The Music Academy program offers an all-inclusive intensive musical experience for intermediate/advanced students ages 12 and up. Each student will receive weekly private lessons, chamber music coachings, and have an opportunity to participate in technique/orchestra audition classes and masterclasses held by our faculty. Students will have designated individual practice time as well as student-run group rehearsal time to ensure the most progress is made throughout the program.

Throughout the two weeks, each student group will be learning a new work, covering topics such as ensemble building skills, interpersonal communication skills, rehearsal and practice techniques, meaningful and successful expression of ideas, understanding the uniqueness of individual parts, leadership within the ensemble, stylistic integrity, performance and connecting with your audience, among others. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their progress in two student performances at Black Hills State University's Meier Hall where all parents, friends, and the community are invited to attend.

PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
The Violin/Viola/Cello Performance Programs are open to students ages 8-12 at the beginner and early intermediate level. Through this program, students will improve their musical ability on their instruments, learn effective methods of practicing and collaboration with others in a group setting, and most importantly, meet new friends in a nurturing, fun, learning environment. As faculty at Rushmore Music Festival, we hope that after having participated in the Performance Program, each student will leave with a higher proficiency on their instrument as well as a more thorough, creative way of listening to and understanding music, and the ability to communicate expressively and effectively. Students will receive a daily class in technique, music theory, and eurhythmics, as well as participate in masterclass-style lessons, group classes, and creative listening activities. A final student performance will be held on the last day of the program where all students will have an opportunity to perform their prepared solo and group selections.

COMPOSITION FELLOWSHIP
Rushmore Music Festival's Composition Fellowship is an intensive two-week program intended for students ages 13 and up who have an interest in composition. Although some prior composition experience is necessary, this program is suitable for both beginning and advanced composers. Directed by Nathan Hudson, Composition Fellowship students will learn about important topics for modern composers:

• how to begin a new work
• collaborate and rehearse with an ensemble
• work while on a schedule
• engraving considerations in the music
• practical considerations for the professional composer

Each student will receive private instruction as well as daily presentations and discussions on current, relevant issues in composition. There will be open time every afternoon for rehearsal with fellow students and faculty members on their pieces — composed before or during the program.

Throughout the two weeks, students will be actively listening and thinking about current music across the world. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work during the festival with performances at Black Hills State University's Meier Hall (which will be recorded for the students), where all parents, friends, and the community are invited to attend.

FACULTY
To learn more about our faculty please visit: This Website Link

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Please note that a limited amount of financial assistance in the form of merit scholarship and financial aid is available for Summer 2017 Student Programs. It is recommended that a student selects a piece learned within the past year and plays it at their highest level, rather than choosing the newest piece. Students may receive full or partial aid to help cover tuition of their program (please note that registration fee is required for all applicants). Please note that priority will be given to those students requesting financial need. Room and board is not eligible for coverage through financial assistance or merit scholarship. Requests for financial assistance after the financial aid application deadline -- March 1st, 2017 may not be considered.

All students granted merit scholarship or financial aid will be required assist with the operations of the Festival, with the amount of responsibility proportional to the awarded amount. Students may be asked to assist in areas such as stage crew, clean-up, ushering, or other minor tasks.

IRS forms are not needed to apply for financial aid. Students that arrive late, depart early or attend for a partial session are NOT eligible for financial assistance through the Festival. Please consider using the resources of your local community (religious groups, schools, arts or civic organizations, and private donors) for alternate sources of financial aid.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For complete information please visit: This Website Link

Dates:
Performance Program: June 26 - 30, 2017 9 AM - 12:30 PM

Music Academy and Composition Fellowship: July 1 - 15 9AM - 5:30 PM

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Rushmore Music Festival

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South Dakota Boy Scouts Camps
Summer Camps in South Dakota

http://www.siouxbsa.org/
Sioux Council
800 N. West Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605)361-2697
Sioux.Council[AT]scouting.org

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South Dakota Girl Scouts Camps
Summer Camps in South Dakota

http://gsdakotahorizons.org/
Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons
1101 S. Marion Road
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3466
605.336.2978
800.666.2141

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South Dakota YMCA Camps
YMCA Camps in South Dakota

Sioux Falls Family YMCA
http://www.siouxfallsymca.org/
230 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605.336.3190

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MORE SOUTH DAKOTA SUMMER CAMPS ARE COMING SOON. YOU CAN CHOOSE ANOTHER STATE FROM THE LIST BELOW.

SOUTH DAKOTA CAMP PARENTS & CAMPERS: If you are looking to find a summer camp to attend this summer, please check out our 2018 GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST SUMMER CAMP for some great camp research tips and lots of important summer camp info, and come back again soon when our new 2018 Best South Dakota Camps Directory is complete.

In addition to our 2018 South Dakota Summer Camps Directory we have also created quite a few SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORIES, and have included brief descriptions of these and links to their dedicated websites on the 2018 CAMP GUIDE page.

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