Summer 2022 Opportunities

  • Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades 

    This is a two-week experience for youth ages 15+ to learn through hands-on tasks related to the construction industry.

    This year’s camp runs from June 6-10 and June 13-17. Students aged 15+ are eligible to attend the camp. Camp starts at 8:00am each morning and is typically done around 4:00pm. Camp will mainly be at the M-State Moorhead campus this year.

    Students are able to apply for three college credits and have scholarship opporutnities.

    Learn more here: 


    NDSU's Summer Teen Creative Writing Camp

    NDSU Department of English is hosting a summer writing camp.  All students entering grades 7-12 may participate, regardless of skill level. Graduated seniors may participate as well. Daily sessions include fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, song writing, and cartooning. Study with professional writers and educators from North Dakota State University, North Dakota State College of Science and the University of North Dakota. The camp will culminate in a public reading.

    Additional information and the link to register can be found here:

    Sanford Health and BSC Continuing Education are again sponsoring the MedAdventure Camp this summer in Bismarck, June 13-15, 9a-3p!!

    Cost is $99 per camper and registration is found at:

    Have you ever wondered how the food you eat gives you energy? How do your bones hold you up? How do “bugs” make you sick? And, how does your body heal when you have a cut or scrape? Join us for a week to experience a wide variety of health careers and the connection to wellness, science, skills, and knowledge! Each day will feature a different topic--from muscles and bones to the brain and nervous system. Try a simple (vegetable) surgery, learn to make a cast with plaster, make fake blood and chyme, and do many more hands-on activities. Meet nurses, dietitians, exercise physiologists, paramedics, music therapists, child life specialists, and many more real-life people in the health care neighborhood! This camp is for kids ages 8-12.

    If you have any questions, contact:

    Linae Enockson, BS, MA, CPCC

    Senior Career Development Consultant—Bismarck Region

    Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) Center

    Phone: 701-323-2911 | Fax: 701-323-2775


    ND Boys State - June 12-17, 2022

    North Dakota StateCollege of Science Wahpeton campus.

    North Dakota Boys State is where young men become leaders and leaders develop even greater potential. Through a learn-by-doing government simulation, attendees run for office, form their own state government, and assume the roles of disaster managers, legislators, and serve as the voice of North Dakota’s youth. North Dakota Boys State alumni include state leaders in business, law, medicine, former and current Members of Congress, not to mention former governor and United States Senator John Hoeven, former Governor and United States Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer, and legendary championship Chicago Bulls and L.A. Lakers coach Phil Jackson.  For more information and an application click here  

     ND Girls State - June 12-17, 2022

    University of North Dakota campus.

    Many 17-year-olds would say that learning about government is dull and boring; past participants would tell you that ALA Girls State is one place that learning about government is anything but boring. Here’s why: Instead of sitting through lengthy lectures “citizen” learn about city, county and state government by actually running for offices, holding elections, writing ordinances/laws, and various other activities.  Citizen don’t just hear about the government process- they are the process.  For more information click here  

    Athletic, Culinary, and STEM Summer Programs available at NDSCS!

    Visit to learn more!

    Work and play in Medora! Hiring for the summer of 2022!

     The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) offers a wide variety of jobs in a friendly and diverse work environment.

    • Internships: TRMF is excited to offer paid internships – and summer work – in several areas including: theatre, equine sciences, hospitality, accounting, marketing, non-profit management, culinary, golf management, and more.
    • Scholarships: Each year approximately 25 scholarships (ranging from $1,000 to $1,500) are awarded to seasonal employees who have demonstrated outstanding work qualities, leadership and good character.
    • Life Skills Center: When you join the TRMF, you join a family. A family that works together and plays together. The Life Skills Center is our family’s headquarters. It’s fully equipped with an employee lounge / video game room, cafeteria, workout facility, and music rooms.

    Get more information and apply HERE or call 1-800-MEDORA-1.

    2022 Grief Classes

    The Hospice of the Red River Valley grief support department is offering monthly, virtual grief classes for community members, including youth. Sessions for youth will help kids who are coping with the death of someone close to them. If you have students who you feel could benefit from these classes, please consider sharing the information about the classes below. I also attached flyers. All classes are free; registration is required. To register for the class, go online HERE or call (800) 237-4629 and ask for the grief support department.

    North Dakota Governer's School 

    North Dakota Governor's Schools is a six-week residential program for scholastically motivated North Dakota high school sophomores and juniors.  Students live, work, and have fun on NDSU's campus.  Governor's Schools academic programs offer high-quality, concentrated instruction from NDSU faculty through classroom experiences, discussion groups, labs, field trips, and other activities. Visit for more information or e-mail Ryan Niemann at Applications can be found HERE.

    North Dakota Leadership Seminar (NDLS) 

    University of Jamestown

    Open to current Sophomores and is FREE! (Free room and board, food and activities). This seminar encourages volunteerism, leadership skills, and building confidence in yourself. Deadline to apply is April 1st. Register online at – click on the “Registration” tab, then “Register for Seminar”. Please visit the Counseling Center with questions! 

    Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) 

    The North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck

    HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. Students explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. Visit for the registration kit, and to learn more!


    Code Blue EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Camp 

    Do you know someone considering working as an EMT or paramedic with an ambulance service or in a hospital? Or are they simply interested in exploring more about what EMS is all about? This ands-on summer activity will teach many components of the MES system and what it’s like to take care of people as a paramedic or EMT.

    • Open to students in grades 9-12. Meals and housing are provided!
    • Dates: TBA
    • Location: NDSCS Whapeton – 800 6th St N
    • Cost: $50 per person (non-refundable)
    • Registration & More Information: Click HERE

    Camp RYLA

    U of M Crookston

    Click here for the application and additional information!

    Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is open to current sophomores and juniors. Students who want to apply should be looking to develop leadership skills, they should be involved in school activities, they should have volunteer and/or work experience, and they should have good academic records. 

Community Opportunities

  • JA Inspire Virtual Career Expo

    JA Inspire Virtual Career Expo is an online career fair for middle and high school students made possible through a collaboration of educators, industry leaders from our local and regional communities, and Junior Achievement.  Registration is now open for this FREE event!

    JA Inspire Virtual Career Expo Registration Form

    Contact Sharon Severson at with any questons. 

    Prudential Spirit of Community Award

    This award was created to recognize students grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Awards are presented annually on the local, state, and national level. If you feel you have made or are currently making a difference in the community through volunteerism, visit  or and start your application today! 

    Cass County Youth Commission 

    Apply if you are interested in...

    • Strengthening your leadership skills
    • Exploring county government
    • Taking an active role in the community
    • Speaking up for youth in Cass County

    Find more information online HERE.

    Drone Pilot Ground School and Scholarship Opportunity

    Available to students age 16 and older - this is an opportunity to learn how to fly a drone commercially! Any student can go online to Drone Pilot Ground School and take an in-depth test prep course for the FAA's certification exam to be a commercial drone pilot. Students can also apply for the scholarship, which will waive the $299 test prep fee! Also, the first 100 scholarship recipients will receive the FAA exam for free - usual cost of $150. If you are interested in this course, and would like to apply for the scholarship, you can go directly to the scholarship page to learn more and to apply! 

     Cass County Electric Cooperative Youth Tour 

    Each summer, Cass County Electric sends local high school sophomores or juniors to Washington, D.C. for the Youth Tour. . Students and their parent(s)/guardians must be Cass County Electric Cooperative members to be eligible. Students must write a 700-1,000 word essay.