Submitted by Elissa Dickey on Wed, 03/29/2023 - 13:58
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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host a free Tech and Entrepreneurship Camp for area teens this summer—and Northern is hiring peer mentors to work with youth at the camp.

The Tech and Entrepreneurship Camp, open to students entering grades 9-12 in fall 2023, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The camp will run for five weeks, starting May 30 and running through June 27, on the NSU campus.

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of classroom and outdoor activities centered around technology, coding and entrepreneurship. Each day will be themed, such as "Tech in Science," “The Future of AI,” "Digital Media and Video Production" and "Athletics and Modern Tech," to provide a well-rounded, diverse experience for all participants.

The Tech and Entrepreneurship Camp is sponsored by the NSU Office of Innovator Empowerment. Students can register for the camp here.

Peer Mentors Needed

Northern will also be hiring Summer Camp Peer Mentors for the Tech and Entrepreneurship Camp. Working with Northern employees, peer mentors will assist and participate in classroom activities and guide camp participants in all aspects of the program including in the classroom, around campus, in dining facilities, during social activities, and on field trips.  

Learn More and Register

For more information about the peer mentor positions, visit NSU Summer Camp Peer Mentors, or contact Director of Innovator Empowerment Joshua Citrak at 605-626-2108 or To learn more about the camp, visit NSU Tech and Entrepreneurship Summer Camp or register online here.

About Northern State University  

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.