News Release

Black Hills State University

Camp Invention, a week-long summer academic program will be hosted on the Black Hills State University campus in Spearfish June 10-14. Children entering grades K-6 are encouraged to participate and registration is now open.

Camp Invention will provide students hands-on opportunities to explore, create, and invent in relevant ways that prepare them to change the world. The cost is $230 and campers will be provided with lunch and a free T-shirt. Fundraising for scholarships is ongoing. Keep an eye on the webpage for updates.

Assistant professor of science education at BHSU, Dr. Janet Briggs is directing the camp. During Camp Invention, BHSU elementary education majors will be working with small groups of participating students using the materials and curriculum provided by the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

“Camp Invention is perfect for those students who like to invent and create using science, math, engineering, and technology. It provides a safe environment to experience new things through the process of invention,” Briggs says.

Participation in this camp has proven to build confidence and develop creative problem-solving skills in entertaining ways, according to Briggs.

For more information visit or contact Briggs at or 605-642-6698.