Summer Programs, K-12

BSU offers a variety of programs to enrich youth through athletic camps, music academies, Pre-College programs, and more.

Scrubs Camp for High School Students
June 7-11, 2020


This four-day Scrubs Camp starts Sunday, June 7, 2020 with check-in between 3-4 pm and ends Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 12 pm. Pick up and drop off will be at Bemidji State University’s campus at Birch Hall.

Scrubs Camp is a program for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school. Students who have a desire to learn more about health care careers and educational pathways, particularly those in the greater Bemidji region are encouraged to attend. Activities will be hands-on, dynamic, and fast-paced. Students will explore the dental lab at Northwest Technical College and participate in a site visit at Sanford Health located in Bemidji, MN. There will be many opportunities to network with faculty and health care professionals in the area.

Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College students will serve as camp counselors, chaperoning participants to daily activities and facilitating evening programs. The $425 program fee includes: instructional costs, overnight accommodations, transportation to off-site facilities during the camp, all meals, scrubs, and lifelong memories.

Scrubs Camp is offering a limited number of scholarships made possible by Sanford Health. Students interested in scholarships must provide responses to a few questions describing their interest.  In addition, scholarship applicants may attach an optional letter of recommendation to their application.

Click here to register as a full pay Scrubs camper.
Click here to apply for a Scrubs camp scholarship.

For photos of last year’s camp visit: #bemidjiscrubbers.  For a video featuring the 2019 camp, please click here.
For more information contact: Angie Clark, or 218-755-2851.

Kick Camp: 2019

June 16-18, 2019

2-Day Specialists Training Camp (Check-in Sunday & Check-out Tuesday) for Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers (All skill sets welcome!)

*All – Inclusive Camp*
Limited Spots (40 spots)
All Skill sets welcome

$350 Camp Investment includes:

  • Credible Professional Kicking and Snapping Coaches
  • Detailed Instruction, competition, mental training, on-the-spot video review.
  • 2 nights lodging (dorms)
  • 10 hours of field training
  • All meals at BSU cafeteria. All you can eat meals!
  • Yoga Session
  • Weightroom Sessions
  • Pool Workouts
  • Classroom Film Study
  • Commeraderie and friendships built
  • Campers have access extra curricular activities on campus
  • Have fun while you learn!
  • And more…

Check In on June 16, 5:30-7 pm
Check Out on June 18, 7-7:30 pm

Coaching Staff:
Chris Husby- Kicking & Snapping Coach- Special Teams Football Academy (Trains in Midwest)
Ken Becka- Kicking Coach- BSU Graduate & Minor League FB Kicker
Kyle Fodness- Kicking Coach- U of Minnesota & BSU Kicker
Ryan Coleman- Snapping Coach- U of Minnesota 3 Year Starter

Trainings are all conducted at Bemidji State University’s facilities: Stadium Football Field, Athletic Building Classroom (Film Study).
24 hour supervision.
Campers are housed on the Bemidji State University campus at Hall TBA.

If you have any questions, please contact: Chris Husby, 651-353-2660,

Ojibwemowin Niibinishi Gabeshi for High School Students
July 13-19, 2019


Bemidji State University’s Ojibwemowin Niibinishi Gabeshi (Ojibwe Summer Camp) is a program for freshmen, 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. Bemidji State University students and Camp Alums will serve as camp counselors, chaperoning students to daily activities and facilitating evening programs.

Check-in will take place between 12-1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at Birch Hall.  Families are invited to the closing ceremony on Friday, July 19 at 3:30 p.m.  Students will check-out of Birch Hall immediately following the ceremony at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Bemidji State is offering a limited number of full scholarships to students who have a financial need.  If interested in the scholarship, please provide a statement attached to the application describing your interest.  This camp is expected to fill this summer, register now to secure your spot.  The program includes: overnight accommodations, meals, instructional costs, materials/books, recreational activities, camp t-shirt, and lifelong memories valued at $700/week.

Parent Materials

The following items must be completed and returned prior to the start of camp:


Ojiwbemowin Niibinishi Gabeshi wins Creative and Innovative Award from the North American Association of Summer Sessions click here for story.
For photos of the 2015 camp visit:
For a short video recap, please visit: Ojibwemowin Niibinishi Gabeshi.
Interested in learning more about opportunities avaialble visit: Ojibwe Language Resources.
For more information contact: Angie Clark, or 218-755-2851.

Scuba Science Camp, Ages 12-14
July 22-26, 2019

Learn to scuba dive and the physics, chemistry, biology and environmental sciences behind it.  Camp meets daily between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Bemidji State University for classroom and pool.  Open Water dives July 27 & 28 at Bad Medicine Lake. $450 for the week -cost includes lifetime Junior Open Water Scuba certification.  Participants must have swimming ability.  Parents must complete medical form, liability release, acknowledgement form (available at the Dive Depot).  Sponsored by The Dive Depot, Bemidji State University, and Headwaters Science Center.  To register, call or stop by The Dive Depot, 1615 Fern St. NW, Bemidji, MN or 218-444-3467. Min. 4 and Max. 12 campers.  Limited scholarships are available based on financial need, click here for scholarship application.  Deadline is June 30th. Click here fore more information.

Northern Minnesota Youth Entrepreneurial Academy
July 8-12, 2019

The Northern Minnesota Entrepreneurs Academy (NMEA) is a week-long program that teaches area high school students how to start and run their own REAL businesses. The purpose of the Entrepreneur Academy is to help students discover their entrepreneurial skills, provide opportunities to connect with area entrepreneurs, network with other northern Minnesota students, and encourage students to return to northern Minnesota to pursue careers.

NMEA was developed by the Headwaters Regional Development Commission with the support of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Bemidji State University, the Lauchpad Bemidji, and the Hubbard County Economic Development Commission. The Entrepreneurial Academy consists of several components including an evening orientation and a 5 day academy in which you focus on the development of skills, knowledge, and attitudes of entrepreneurship. NMEA will guide area high school students through the process of starting and running a legitimate business or social movement. Over the course of the program, students will:

  • Brainstorm business ideas
  • Write a business plan
  • Network with likeminded peers
  • Pitch their business plan to potential “investors” (think Shark Tank)
  • Learn how to obtain startup funding & legally register a business
  • Actually launch their own businesses or social movements
  • Have the chance to win seed $ to launch their own businesses!

Cost is $275 and includes overnight accommodations, meals, field trips, and more.  Click here to register.

Bemidji MusiCamp All LevelsBemidji MusiCamp Logo

July 21-27, 2019

Bemidji MusiCamp is a summer music program led by music educators.  It is one of the oldest camps in the country having been in existence since 1948.  Our mission is to:

– Provide young musicians with positive and accessible musical opportunities.
– Honor tradition & history as one of the longest running music camps in the USA.
– Remain committed to ongoing development and innovation.
– Inspire lifelong music participation.

Held on the beautiful shores of Lake Bemidji, camp includes individual instrumental instruction, chamber ensembles, and large group experiences.  In addition to performance opportunities, students will participate in classes that cover a wide range of topics, including music theory, electronic instruments, conducting, and music technology. Boasting an enthusiastic and caring faculty, Bemidji MusiCamp offers students a unique opportunity for musical and social growth.  The camp is overseen and staffed by regional music educators with a passion for providing positive musical experiences beyond the classroom.

Bemidji MusiCamp is open to students who have completed their first year of band, through students who have finished 12th grade.  It is one of the most affordable music camps in the United States.  For just $310, a student can attend camp and have all activities, meals, and lodging covered.  For  more information please visit:

Bemidji State University Athletic Camps

header_logoAre you interested in excelling in a particular athletic discipline?  Bemidji State University offers a variety of athletic camps to help you refine skills and develop leadership while socializing among peers.  In the past, we have offered women’s soccer, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, football, hockey, and men’s basketball.  For details on these opportunities, please visit

Canadian Professional Goalie School

July 28-August 1, 2019


Join Steve Briere, NHL Goalie Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs and owner of Canadian Professional Goalie Schools at his annual ELITE GOALIE CAMP at BSU from July 28th – August 1st, 2019. The Canadian Professional Goalie Schools Elite camp is designed for ELITE goaltenders, 15 years of age and up, from around the world. It provides the opportunity to interact with other goaltenders throughout this 5 day overnight camp.

The CPGS elite camps were created with three goals in mind:
1) Allow top level goaltenders to showcase their talents to coaches and scouts throughout this 5 day camp.
2) Put goaltenders through an intense, unique and innovative 5 day training program to prepare them for their upcoming season.
3) Have a great time!

To register, click here.

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