American Indian Summer Camp


Welcome to the American Indian Summer Camp!

The American Indian 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!

To apply to attend the 2024 American Indian Summer Camp, click here!

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We’re excited to continue our annual 2024 American Indian Summer Camp!

Check in will be on Monday June 24th from 9:00 – 11:00am

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 27th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm or after the conclusion of the Family and Closing Ceremony.

A tentative schedule of events will be posted soon!

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