American Indian Summer Camp

AIA Camp Group

Welcome to the American Indian Affairs Summer Camp!

The Summer Camp was first established in 2013 as a cooperative effort between American Indian Affairs and the Four Dakota communities of Minnesota. The reason for starting was to give American Indian high school students a chance to visit and experience a university campus, so they may begin envisioning themselves attending. In 2017, just over half of American Indian high school students in Minnesota graduated in four years. Research shows that attending culturally-centered summer camps increases college attendance outcomes for American Indian students. Since then, the camp has opened to any American Indian student entering 9th - 12th grade, and has consistently filled its 40 spots!

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Even though we aren't able to offer an in-person summer camp again this year, we are SO excited to be able to offer our adaptive version to include both indigenous languages in Minnesota! You can choose to learn either Dakota or Ojibwe for the 4 days of the virtual summer camp.

The dates and times are as follows:
Monday, June 14 from 9:00am - 11:30am
Tuesday, June 15 from 9:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday, June 16 from 9:00am - 11:30am
Thursday, June 17 from 9:00am - 11:30am

Attendance at all 4 sessions is highly encouraged to enhance your learning and experience with the camp!

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Megan Heutmaker at or 507-389-5230.