Information for Freshman and Sophmores

Scrubs Camp:

Scrubs Camp is a one-day, hands-on experience where you rub elbows with pros who actually DO healthcare for a living. Learn what it’s like to arrive at the scene of an emergency. See some of the cool gadgets used to make people better. And a whole lot more. Pretty cool stuff, don’t you think?

If you’re in 9th through 12th grade and think you’re interested in a health career, Scrubs Camp is a must do. There’s NO CHARGE to attend and lunch and snacks are provided. Scrubs camps are located throughout the state but there are camps in Watertown and Aberdeen.

SCRUBS Website



At HOBY, high school sophomores explore their leadership potential through our inspiring leadership development programs. State Leadership Seminars are three-to-four day residential programs, typically held on a college or university campus. The leadership seminars are held in early June. HOBY Leadership Seminars are highly interactive programs, following our leadership development curriculum which allows students to discover leadership from a personal, group and socially responsible perspective.

HOBY Website

Why be in HOBY?

HOBY by the numbers



PreACT® assessments offers 10th graders an early experience with ACT test items, provides a predicted ACT test score, and offers a wealth of information to help students get the start they need to be college ready.  Anchored on the ACT college and career readiness standards, PreACT assessments help educators, students, and parents, identify areas of academic strength and opportunity. 

6 Ways Pre-ACT Helps You

Pre-ACT Overview

Pre-ACT leads to Higher ACT Test Scores

Video on understanding your Pre-ACt scores


Equity Days:

Equity Days is held at Lake Area Tech in Watertown. It is 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. Equity Days is held in February.

Camp Information


EPIC Trek Camp: 

EPIC Trek camps are held at Lake Area Tech in Watertown. 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 9-12.


Experience career exploration of thousands of opportunities in the Agriculture and Construction world. Hands-on activities in Agriculture (Agri-Business, Agri-Production, Dairy, Commodity Merchandising, Livestock Production and Management, Precision Technology), Building Trades Technology, Environmental Technology, and Heavy Equipment Operator.


Experience, in a unique way, what Lake Area Tech has to offer in the fast-growing world of business and service careers. Hands-on activities in Business Associate/Financial Services, Community Healthcare Worker, Computer Information Systems, Cosmetology and Human Services Technician.


Explore the vast careers in the energy and manufacturing fields. Hands-on experience in Electronic Systems Technology/Robotics, Energy Operations/Energy Technology, Precision Machining and Welding Technology.


Discover the many opportunities in the medical industry. Hands-on activities in Dental Assisting, Medical Lab Technician, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant.


Career exploration of countless opportunities in the nursing and public safety industry. Hands-on activities in Nursing, Med/Fire Rescue, Medical Assisting and Law Enforcement.


Encounter thousands of opportunities in the transportation industry. Hands-on activities in Aviation Maintenance Technology/Professional Fixed Wing Pilot, Automotive Technology, Custom Paint & Fabrication, Diesel Technology, and High Performance Engine Machining.

Camp Website


Lake Region Electric Youth Leadership Experience:

Attention high school students! If your parent or guardian is an active member-owner of Lake Region Electric Association, you have a chance to take an all-expenses-paid trip to the beautiful Black Hills this summer for a youth leadership event If chosen, you will travel with other students from electric cooperatives throughout the state and take part in South Dakota’s Connect Con: A Youth Leadership Experience.

Participants will stay on campus at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD., on July 26-29, and have the opportunity to sightsee, meet new friends and gain valuable leadership skills while taking part in our youth leadership activities. They will also be able to tour a local electric co-op and learn about "The Story Behind the Switch"and see how electricity is directed into their homes.

Program Website

Lake Region Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC:

Attention all area high school students and whose parents or guardians are members of Lake Region Electric Association, Inc.

Here is your chance of a lifetime to experience an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

What makes electric cooperatives different from other utilities is that “giving something back to the community” is part of their business plan. Why do electric cooperatives bring high school students to Washington?Because it is important to learn about the political process to interact with your government. The student who wins this trip will walk away from this week as a better leader and a sense that they can make a difference. The Rural Electric Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C., every June since the late 1950s. Students compete for slots for this unique opportunity and are selected for this program by their local electric cooperative.

The featured speakers during National Youth Day provide insight to the important roles electric cooperatives play in their community. Students gain a personal under-standing of American history and their role as a citizen by meeting their representa-tive and senators and explore the sights around the nation’s capitol. 

During the trip, you’ll see tons of sites, meet teens from across the country and gain perspective on community and cooperatives.

Program Website