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South Dakota Governor's Camp

31st Annual South Dakota Governor's Camp

July 27 - August 1, 2014

"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice" 
Ernest Hemmingway

Dr. Trudi Nelson, Director
Dr. Bruce Milne & Dr. Carole Kasen, Founders

The mission of the South Dakota Governor's Camp is to provide an optimum learning experience for gifted children in a safe and supportive environment.

  • A summer adventure for gifted students, grades 7, 8, 9 as of the fall of 2014
  • Academic experiences with USD faculty and trained staff
  • Enrichment experiences under trained leadership
  • Recreational programs using campus facilities
  • Full schedule of challenging experiences with other gifted students
  1. Food and dormitory lodging
  2. Team building activities
  3. Educational exploratory sessions
  4. Primary focus follow-up project sessions
  5. Evening elective activities
  6. Competitive team festival
  7. 26th Annual Ambassadors of Excellence Performance
  8. Camper showcase:  culminating demonstration and performance events
  9. Camp closing ceremonies and awards 

SD Governor's Camp brochure

SD Governor's Camp Application

Recommendation Letter for School Official

Team Leader Application