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That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Dakota Dreams DSU Summer Camp

Dakota Dreams Summer CampDSU welcomes 7th and 8th-grade students to join us for an exciting week on our campus in Madison.

The Dakota Dreams Career Exploration Summer Camp is a partnership of the South Dakota Board of Regents, South Dakota technical colleges, South Dakota businesses and industry, and the South Dakota Department of Education.

The opportunity is funded with federal dollars available to DOE through the American Rescue Plan Act.

Camp participants will have the opportunity for hands-on learning in the areas of:

  • Business: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing
  • Computer Game design
  • Computer Information Systems/Project Management
  • Cyber Operations/Computer Science
  • Digital Arts
  • Digital Content Creation
  • English
  • Health Information Management
  • Natural Science
  • Teacher Education

This unique opportunity will include a day trip to Mitchell Technical College to explore nursing and engineering-related programs, tours of local industries and farms, and experience life on the DSU Campus.


Sunday, July 14 to Thursday, July 18; 5 days/4 nights


DSU Main Campus (Madison, SD) with an Industry Visit to Mitchell Technical College. Students will overnight in an on-campus residence hall and eat on-campus.  

More detailed information will be added when available.

What to pack

 Personal Care Items (medication, glasses/contacts, personal assistance items, etc.) Toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.) Bedding (sleeping bag and/or blankets, sheets, and pillow. No bedding will be provided) Towels/washcloth. Clothing including: light jackets/sweaters, closed-toed shoes (may be required in business tours), socks, undergarments, athletic wear including shoes for recreational activities, swimwear and towel, and nightwear.


Applications Closed for Summer 2024 Camp