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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! For more information contact Camp Coordinators: Katie Paulson or Megan Reiffenberger at 605-882-5284.


EPIC Camps

Robot Games/STEM Day

April 27 & 29, 2022
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Robot Games are for students who may 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. The event runs from 9:30 am-2:00 pm and is open to grades 6-12.

Youth Drone & Code Camp

June 1, 2022
9 AM – 4 PM

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 fun, and career advice.  The camp is open to students in grades 3-8. Maximum of 80 participants.

Registration deadline: May 2 or until the 80 slots are filled. This camp is full, however we are taking names for a waiting list.

Dakota Dreams Summer Exploration Camp

July 24-28, 2022
Middle school students will have an opportunity to participate in FREE, five-day career exploration camps this summer. Hosted on three South Dakota college campuses, the camps will allow incoming 7th and 8th grade students to experience at least 10 different career paths. Lake Area Tech and South Dakota State University will host students July 24-28. Throughout the week, students will spend time on university and technical college campuses and visit area businesses and industry. By week’s end, campers will have a better understanding of themselves, their career interests, and how their K-12 education prepares them for professions. Read more/register for this or one of the other Dakota Dreams camps.


EPIC Campus Visit Days

Senior Tech Days

Lake Area Tech hosts two Senior Tech Days, one in the fall and one in the spring semester. The events have taken place for the 2021-22 school year. Watch this page for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 event dates.

Junior Tech Day

Junior Tech Day is a fun-filled, information-packed day that will help 11th grade students jump-start their decision process and provide direction for their future.  The event is held in the spring of each year. Watch this page for the 2023 date.