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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

Drone Camp

December 3, 2021
9 AM – 2 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. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Lake Area Tech simulated drone racing league as well as receive their The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) certificate. Lunch will  be provided. Limited enrollment. Open to students in grades 9-12.

Weld-Off

December 7, 2021
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
The event includes a welding competition, written test, a tour of LATC’s Welding Technology, Precision Machining and Robotics/Electronics programs, an Industry Roundtable, lunch, and awards.  There are two levels of competition: 0 – 1 year of experience and more than one year of experience.  Open to students in grades 10-12.  
Registration deadline is November 12.

NESD SCRUBS Camp

February 8, 2022
9 AM – 2 PM

Designed to increase awareness, interest and understanding of health careers. Students will experience first-hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health careers through hands-on activities and discussions.  Open to students in grades 9-12.

Registration opening soon.

Equity Camp

February 24, 2022
Session 1: 8:30 AM – Noon

Session 2: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
A unique and fun day where students have the chance to explore careers in a “non-traditional” 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. Open to students in grade 10.

Registration opening soon.

EPIC Trek Camp

March 2, 2022
9 AM – 2 PM

Experience and explore the thousands of opportunities in technical education. Hands-on activities, career exploration and a lot of fun in a camp-like atmosphere.  Open to students in grades 10-12.

Women in Science/Men in Science STEM Camp

March 14, 2022
9 AM – 2 PM

This event is for students who may have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers by connecting them with successful role models already working in STEM related professions. The day consists of education, interesting presentations and fun hands-on activities. Open to students in grade 8.

Registration opening soon.

Robot Games/STEM Day

April 27 & 29, 2022
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 3-12.

Registration opening soon.

Youth Drone & Code Camp

June 1, 2022
9 AM – 2 PM

Designed to increase awareness, interest and understanding of health careers. Students will experience first-hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health careers through hands-on activities and discussions.  Open to students in grades 9-12.

Registration opening soon.


EPIC Campus Visit Days

Senior Tech Days

November 3, 2021 – Registration: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Tech Day begins at 9:45.
February 2, 2022 – Registration: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Tech Day begins at 9:45.
Lake Area Tech hosts two Senior Tech Days. These visitation days are fun-filled, information-packed and help students 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/guardians are encouraged to attend.  Open to students in grade 12.

Junior Tech Day

April 6, 2022 – Registration: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Tech Day begins at 9:45.
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 day starts by allowing 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. Career exploration will be 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/guardians are encouraged to attend.  Open to students in grade 11.