American Indian Summer Camp

AIA Camp Group

Welcome to the American Indian Affairs Summer Camp!

The Summer Camp was first established in 2013 as a cooperative effort between American Indian Affairs and the Four Dakota communities of Minnesota. The reason for starting was to give American Indian high school students a chance to visit and experience a university campus, so they may begin envisioning themselves attending. In 2017, just over half of American Indian high school students in Minnesota graduated in four years. Research shows that attending culturally-centered summer camps increases college attendance outcomes for American Indian students. Since then, the camp has opened to any American Indian student entering 9th - 12th grade, and has consistently filled its 40 spots!

Sign up has closed for this year's camp! If you have questions, contact Megan at

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We’re excited to be back in person for our 2022 American Indian Summer Camp!

Check in will be on Monday June 13th from 9:00 – 11:00am in Crawford Hall.

The camp is free for students and includes housing, meals and other materials. Some activities include: Dakota or Ojibwe language learning, college informational sessions, mock college classes, time in our Rec Center and the Maverick Bullpen!

Check out is on Thursday June 16th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm after the end of the Family and Closing Ceremony

See the tentative schedule of events for all activities!

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Megan Heutmaker at or 507-389-5230.