Youth Programs

Southwest Regional Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is the nation's premier science event challenging students on 6400 teams in 50 states to leverage their science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) abilities in a variety of cooperative and competitive events. Bismarck State College has hosted the competition locally since 1985, helping hundreds of ND STEAM Science Olympians gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve great things.

Scrub Camp

The BSC Scrub Camp helps children age 7 to 12 learn about the profession of nursing.

Children participate in nursing activities and games with members of the BSC Student Nurses Organization. They learn about the body, listen to the heart and lungs, check blood pressure and care for wounds. Each child receives a free scrub top and lunch.

Scrub Camp for Kids is held at the BSC Allied Health Campus, 500 E. Front Ave., downtown Bismarck. Pre-registration is required.

Summer Ag Academy

The Bismarck State College Agriculture Program hosts a two-day Ag Academy in July each year for high-school students. Students get to spend two days on the BSC campus and in the field learning about exciting career opportunities in agronomy. Get hands-on experience in a learning environment and learn if agronomy is the career for you! There is no cost to attend and meals and snacks are provided. Registration is required. 

Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development and offered by Bismarck State College, Continuing Education, Training & Innovation.

Visit the reading programs and enroll today!


Tech Camp

Bismarck State College holds a one-day Tech Camp during the summer months at the BSC Technical Center. The camp is for middle and high school students in grades 7 to 11.

Tech camp offers students an opportunity to work on technical projects and explore careers in the technology industry - networking, web development, computer programming, computer hardware, Geographic Information Systems, engineering technology, and databases.

Tech Camp is geared towards beginners, but all levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required and the camp is limited to 30 participants.

Know Your State

North Dakota is a beautiful state with a variety of topographic features, interesting political agendas, a leading producer of agricultural products, an abundant energy base, great educational opportunities, and a rich cultural heritage. The Know Your State contest has been designed with the intent to encourage North Dakota students to gain a greater interest in North Dakota and through this knowledge become a better education citizen, voter and leader for the state.