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Make Your Story EPIC Series

Explore dozens of career fields at Lake Area Tech College’s day-long camps and Tech Days. Each event provides students with hands-on learning experiences. Registration is free and lunch is provided. Lake Area Tech’s camps are a great way to get to know the campus, meet instructors, and discover potential career fields!


EPIC Camps

Drone Camp

September 16, 2022
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Open to students in grades 9-12

This one-day camp will provide hands-on learning in the areas of drones, coding, circuitry, 3D printing, robotics and more. Faculty and industry partners will be active in sharing knowledge, hands-on experiences and career advice. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Lake Area Tech simulated drone racing league as well as receive The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) certificate. Lunch will be provided. Limited enrollment.

NESD Scrubs Camp

September 22, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Open to students in grades 9-12

Scrubs Camp is an opportunity for high school students to learn more about health careers available in South Dakota through creative and interactive activities. It’s an opportunity for students to experience first-hand the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of health careers — all while learning about the skills and education required to become a health professional. Click below for the printable registration form. Complete the form, print it, and mail/email it to our Scrubs coordinator.

AGC Construction Camp

October 20, 2022
8:30 Check-In; Event is 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Open to students in grades 9-12

Dig in and learn what the construction industry is all about with the Associated General Contractors of South Dakota and Lake Area Tech! Six different exploration stations will give students hands-on experience in Heavy Equipment, Welding, Carpentry, Concrete, and more. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required for safety purposes.

Weld-Off

December 6, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Open to students in grades 10-12

The event includes a welding competition, a written test, an Industry Roundtable, lunch, and awards. Students will also tour LATC’s Welding Technology, Precision Machining, and Robotics/Electronics programs. There are two levels of competition: beginner and advanced.

Equity Camp

February 22, 2023
Session 1: 8:30 AM – Noon

Session 2: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Open to students in grade 10

Equity Camp is a unique and fun day where students have the chance to explore careers in a “nontraditional” field. Both males and females in 10th grade have the opportunity to experience hands-on activities in fields that are traditionally gender-specific. (Equity pre-education at the participating high schools is required and delivered by the Lake Area Tech Equity Coordinator). Students who attend Equity Day are also given a post-education seminar for educational purposes.

STEM Camp – Women in Science/Men in Science

March 13, 2023
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Open to students in grade 8

This event is for students who have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers. We connect them with successful role models who are working in STEM-related professions. The day consists of education, interesting presentations and fun, hands-on activities.

Robot Games/STEM Day

April 26 & 28, 2023
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Open to students in grade 6-12

Robot Games are for students who have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Robot Games is a Capstone project for the senior Robotics/Electronic Systems Technology students in which the skills acquired over the course of their two years are put to the test. A free lunch will be provided (pizza) for all guests, as well as a tour and hands-on activities in STEM programs. Regional industry partners will be in attendance to talk with students interested in entering the STEM careers.

Youth Drone & Code Camp

May 31, 2023
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Open to students in grade 3-8

This one-day camp will provide hands-on learning in the areas of drones, coding, circuitry, 3D printing, robotics, and more. Faculty and industry partners will be active in sharing knowledge and there will be plenty of hands-on fun and career advice. Lunch will be provided. Limited enrollment.

EPIC Campus Visit Days

Senior Tech Days

November 2, 2022 or February 1, 2023
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Open to high school seniors

Lake Area Tech hosts two Senior Tech Days. These visitation days are fun-filled, information-packed, and help high school seniors decide the direction of their future. The day starts by allowing the students to fill the shoes of a Lake Area Tech student (we promise – no exams). Students find out what it’s like to attend class by getting into some great discussions with instructors and current students, working in the labs, and meeting new friends. Visitors then eat a free lunch and absorb information on the admissions process, applying for financial aid and scholarships, locating housing, and more! Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.

Junior Tech Day

April 12, 2023
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Open to high school juniors

Junior Tech Day is a fun-filled, information-packed day that will help high school juniors jump-start their decision process and provide direction for their future. Students find out what a day in the life of a Lake Area Tech student is like by meeting instructors and current students, working in the labs, doing hands-on activities, and meeting new friends. Career exploration is the focus. Visitors then eat a free lunch and absorb some basic information on the admissions process, applying for financial aid and scholarships, locating housing, and more! Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.