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Summer  Camps

Summertime.  Its the perfect time to be at Bemidji State University.  Music camps. Sports camps. Mind-expanding camps.  All on our lakeside campus.  It's a place to make new friends, while developing new skills.  Apply today!


  • BSU Sports Camps

    2014 Boy's Basketball Camps

    • Beaver Buddies Evening Skills Sessions: June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 1, 8
    • Collegiate Exposure Camp: June 17
    • Team Challenge: June 13, 27

Contact Ryan Montgomery, Camp Director, 218-755-2323

2014 Girl's Basketball Camps 

  • High School Camp, day and overnight (grades 7 - 12), July 20-23, 2014

Contact: Mark Bagaason, Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, 218-755-2324

2014 Soccer Camps 

  • BSU Developmental Camp 6/16-6/19 (Boys & Girls ages 7-13)
  • College Bound Academy 7/25 –7/27 (Boys & Girls entering 9th grade – 12th grade)
  • Varsity Prep Camp 8/4-8/7 (Boys & Girls entering grade 9-12)

Contact Andy Janssen, Director, 605-254-4521 or visit:

2014 Volleyball Camps 

  • Middle School All-Skills Camp, July 7 - 8
  • High School All-Skills Camp, July 10 -12

Contact Wayne Chadwick, Director, 218-407-7386

2014 Northern Plains Vision of Sport Camp

Visually impaired and blind children from through MN participate in an annual sport and recreation camp, from July 13-18.

Contact Dr. James Mastro,  218-755-3772

Academic Camps

2014 Upward Bound: Summer Residential Program

For students in grades 8 - 10 (ages 13 - 19), June 8- July 11. Contact Steve Berard, Academic Coordinator, 218-755-2108.

2014 Scrubs

June 17 & 18

Scrubs Camp offers middle school and high school students exciting opportunities to explore healthcare careers by participating in hands-on sessions and experiencing college life. This is a great opportunity to learn about the many careers in health care available in the Bemidji area! One camp for students entering grades 8-10 will be offered. WHERE & COST: Bemidji State University, School of Nursing/Northwest Technical College Scrubs Camp (residential camp June 17 & 18, 2014, Bemidji State University/$100). A limited number of scholarships are available. REGISTRATION, SCHOLARSHIP & CONTACT: Joan Tronson, NW MN Area Health Education Center, 323 S. Minnesota Street, Crookston, MN 56716. Phone: 218-281-9216, E-mail: Click here for Registration Information.

2014 Summer of Learning in Minnesota, July 21-August 8 - Canceled


2014 Robotics Camp

July 13-18

The Dream !t Do !t VEX Robotics Overnight Camp will be held at BSU. 

This camp is designed for students entering grades 6-12, especially those who have a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math.  Each day will consist of a different challenge used to create a robot. Campers will design and build a robot, learn autonomous programming, and how to program their robot using sensor inputs and quadrapture encoders. The camp will conclude with a mini-challenge on Friday that family members are invited to attend. Campers will also have a chance to learn the new game for the 2014-2015 VEX Robotics competitions.  Camp size is limited.  The camp fee is $300. This includes lodging, food, and all activities planned by the camp staff.  Contact Jessica Gehrke,, 218-755-2209.  Click here for brochure.

2014 Storm Chasers

July 28-August 1

Camp participants will participate in a variety of activities that align with Academic Standards in Science – Strand 3: Earth and Space Science, and NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE) topics.  Learning activities throughout the week will include earth systems, weather and climate, global versus local weather patterns, observation and prediction, and human and natural influences on weather and climate. 

Participants will begin the week with an introduction to common weather terminology and an introduction to observations and predictions.  Participants will also set-up a working weather station and create personal weather observation journals.  Participants will spend time outside during the week observing and identifying cloud types, reading weather maps and using satellite images to identify weather features on earth and other planets, such as Jupiter.  Participants will also discuss weather events, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and typhoons.  One day may include a field trip to a local weather station to meet with a meteorologist and learn about the profession.  At the end of the week, participants will have an opportunity to assist in the launch of a high-altitude balloon and will be able to define climate and weather, and demonstrate awareness of climate change, global warming, and basic meteorological practices.  Participants will also be able to interpret weather, radar, and satellite weather maps, identify cloud types, and make weather predictions based on weather data.

Day camp will take place at Bemidji State University.  Program offered in conjunction with Headwaters Science Center.  Cost is $200.  For scholarship information, please contact Susan Joy at at 218-444-4472.  Click here to register.

2014 MusiCamp

July 20-26

In 2014, the Bemidji MusiCamp will celebrate its 64th Anniversary.  Held on the beautiful shores of Lake Bemidji, music students in grades 7 through 12 attend this perennial favorite for individual instruction in piano and instrumental music as well as experience in ensemble music-making.

Participating students are offered opportunities in concert band, jazz band, piano small ensembles and solo/ensemble activities.  Boasting an enthusiastic and caring faculty, the Bemidji MusiCamp offers students a unique opportunity for musical and social growth.

Bemidji MusiCamp is overseen and staffed by regional music educators with a passion for providing positive musical experiences beyond the classroom.  Camp fee $100 (postmarked by June 1) or $125 after June 1.  Private Lessons $20.  Room and Board $150.  Optional cd from finale concert $20.  For more information visit: 

2014 Ojibwe Niibinishi Gabeshi for High School Students

July 14-25 (Weekends Off)

Bemidji State University’s Niibinishi Gabeshi (Summer Camp) is a program for sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school who have a desire to learn more about the first people of Minnesota. Students will capture the essence of Ojibwe culture with an intensive language program. They also will read books, attend workshops and discuss shared assumptions about culture and communication.  Daily activities may include: storytelling, canoeing, campfire, fishing, cooking and visiting a reservation. Evening programs may include campfires, scavenger hunts and Native American films.

Program fee is $1000 for 10 day, overnight camp includes room, board, equivalence of 5 academic credit hours of instruction, extra curricular activities, and staffing. However, Bemidji State is offering full scholarships to students of American Indian heritage who have a financial need.  Click here for registration information.

2014 Girl Scouts College Sampler

August 4-August 6

Increase your odds of college success by attending the three-day College Sampler Aug. 4 to Aug. 6 at Bemidji State University’s campus on the lake.  College Prep: Hear from the experts about financial aid, scholarships and goal-setting. Take a campus tour and find out what you can do NOW that will help you get into the college of your dreams. 2014 College Challenge will consist of international student cultural exchange, tour of academic departments, an activity with college students, a financial aid workshop, a movie, swimming, and yoga. 2014 College Fun will consist of: campfire with s’mores, movie night, recycled art project, a meeting with the humane society, a scavenger hunt, yoga and swimming.  Adult supervision is provided to girls attending without an adult. Girls sleep at BSU’s Tamarack Hall. Cost $85 for girls or $50 for adults.  All meals, program supplies, University pin and custom T-shirt are provided. For more information, contact the Bemidji Girl Scout office at 218-308-8879 or 8880 or 800-955-6031 ext. 8879 or 8880.  For additional program options visit