North Dakota Boys State


The 75th session of North Dakota Boys State will be held June 11th-16th, 2017, in Wahpeton, ND on the campus of the North Dakota State College of Science.

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.

Simply put- North Dakota Boys State is a stomping ground for North Dakota’s leaders, past, present, and future.