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USD Summer Camps and Conferences Canceled, Moved Online

Seal o the University of South Dakota The University of South Dakota announced that USD-hosted camps and conferences scheduled for May, June and July have been canceled due to COVID-19.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota announced today that USD-hosted camps and conferences scheduled for May, June and July have been canceled or moved online due to COVID-19.

The announcement to cancel in-person conferences and camps supports continuing statewide efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. While the pandemic remains fluid, USD anticipates a return to a normal fall schedule and is actively preparing for students to return.

“We are disappointed we won’t be able to gather together at a camp or conference this summer, however our top concern is the well-being of our communities,” said USD President Sheila K. Gestring. “We are grateful to everyone who has put in several hours planning these events and look forward to next summer’s programming.”

Below is a list of camps and conferences that have been canceled or moved to an online format. Please contact the event organizer for more information.

  • 2020 Healthcare Careers Summer Camp
  • 2020 South Dakota High School All-Star Week
  • 2020 Summer Accounting Institute (has been moved online)
  • 30th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
  • All-Girl Work Week
  • Band Directors Institute (has been moved online )
  • Choral Directors Institute (has been moved online)
  • CSD Speech Camp
  • He Sapa Health Careers Summer Camp (Rapid City)
  • Lawrence Brothers Science Camp
  • Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute
  • Partners in the Parks
  • REU Program Chemistry
  • Rushmore Cup Soccer Tournament
  • South Dakota Girls State 2020
  • South Dakota Governor's Camp
  • South Dakota Special Olympics Summer Games
  • Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Addiction (SPURA)
  • Upward Bound Summer Program
  • USD Robotics Camp
  • USD Soccer Residential Team/Individual Camp
  • USD Summer Music Camp
  • USD Swim Camp
  • USD Volleyball Summer Camps
  • Vermillion High School All School Reunion
  • Women’s Basketball Elite Camp
  • Women’s Basketball Junior High Camp


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News