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Summer Camp Directory 2016

Feb 22, 2016 04:39PM ● By Hood Magazine

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Name of Organization: Apple Tree Children’s Center


Name of Camp: Apple Tree

Date(s) &Time(s): May-August, 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Ages: 5-12

Price: $160/week (discount for multiple children)

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: Apple Tree East – 605-339-9571, Apple Tree West 605-361-9875, Apple Tree North 605-332-5581, Apple Tree Valhalla 605-361-7746

Description of Camp: Our focus is making out of school time fun and enriching for your child. We offer a summer full of outdoor activities, field trips and hands-on projects that will stimulate your child’s imagination while maintaining their educational focus. Some of our camp themes last year included: Pirates of the Caribbean, Down the Rabbit Hole, Fear is Not a Factor and Walk Like an Egyptian. All of these themes included math, science, and problem solving.

Name of Organization: A-Team Training


Name of Camp: Champ Camp

Date(s) & Time(s): TBD

Ages: 7-18

Price: TBD

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-484-1264

Description of Camp:  A-Team Training empowers children and young adults to develop body control, teaches basic nutrition concepts and forms a foundation for healthy habits both physically and mentally. Camp will include fun workouts, nutrition education, strength and conditioning, speed and agility along with goal setting and character building.

Name of Organization: Augustana College


Name of Camp: Augustana Summer Music Camp

Date(s) &Time(s):  June 6 - 11  

Ages: 7th – 12th grade

Price: $410 (resident) $300 (commuters) - Before April 15

Location: Sioux Falls, SD             

Phone Number: 605-274-5458 

Description of Camp: Join your friends (both old and ones you'll soon make) at the Augustana Summer Music Camp, you'll find the finest in musical instruction, performance opportunities and fun for six days. Make one of our residence halls your home for the week, enjoy dining in our Morrison Commons, swim in our pool, dance in our hallways, dabble with an instrument you've always wanted to play, and make beautiful music while creating lasting memories!

Name of Organization: Avera Health


Name of Camp: Avera Family Life Education Super Sitter Program

Date(s) &Time(s): June 7 & 28, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Ages: 10-13

Price: $45

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-322-3663

Description of Camp: Boys and girls can learn about the basics of babysitting in this one day class. You MUST be at least 10 years old on the day of class to attend. Topics include: basic safety and first aid, child development, healthy snacks, homemade toys and games, poison prevention, and more. A certificate of participation will be given at the class.


Name of Organization: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire


Name of Camp: The Club

Date(s) &Time(s): Year round, Summer hours 12:30 p.m. –7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 -18

Price: $25 annually

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-275-1009

Description of Camp: The Boys & Girls Club serves children first grade through age 18 with quality programming and activities. Programming is based on five core areas: Character and Leadership, Career and Education, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Fitness and Education. In addition, all members are able to receive music education at the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy. Summer lunch program available.

Name of Organization: Brennan Rock & Roll Academy


Name of Camp: Brennan Rock & Roll Academy Summer Camps

Date(s) &Time(s): Varies

Ages: 6-18

Price: Varies

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-274-7625

Description of Camp: Head to camp this summer at the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy. We have camps for beginners, intermediate and advanced musicians. Go to our website for camp dates, descriptions and to download your application today!

Name of Organization: Camp High Hopes


Name of Camp: Camp High Hopes

Date(s) &Time(s): Varies

Ages: 6+

Price: $598

Location: Sioux City, IA

Phone Number: 712-224-2267

Description of Camp: Camp High Hopes provides fun, safe, and adaptive recreational experiences for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. From canoeing to archery to arts & crafts to climbing, Camp High Hopes focuses on the needs of each camper to provide universal access to all activities in an environment that is safe and camper focused. Camp High Hopes is truly a place where smiles happen and challenges are overcome.

Name of Organization: Catfish Bay Water Ski Park


Name of Camp: Camp OnAqua

Date(s) & Time(s): June 20 – 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-13

Price: $335

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-339-0911
Description of Camp: The camp gives kids the opportunity to experience water recreation in a fun and safe learning environment. Includes water skiing, fishing, canoeing, tubing, swimming and more.

Name of Organization: Central Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten 


Name of Camp: Summer Fun

Date(s) &Time(s): Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ages: 3-6

Price: $101/session, Registration: $35/session
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Phone Number: 605-336-2303
Description of Camp: Our summer fun sessions are filled exploring and learning about all sorts of summer-related subjects, such as the beach, fishing, bugs, camping, and water fun! Children will also enjoy the exciting learning centers, sing-along time and Bible lessons. Each session offers a different variety. Children must be potty trained.

Name of Organization: Children’s Museum of South Dakota


Name of Camp: Varies

Date(s) & Time(s): Varies

Ages: 2-12

Price: Varies 

Location: Brookings, SD

Phone Number: 605-692-6700 x0

Description of Camp:  The Children’s Museum of South Dakota empowers children by nurturing critical thinking, fostering creativity, cultivating curiosity and instilling a love of learning. We have something for everyone including hands-on: STEM, art, and cultural experiences.

Name of Organization: Dance Gallery of SD


Name of Camp: Dance Gallery Dance Camps

Date(s) &Time(s): Varies

Ages: 3-Adult

Price: Varies

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-338-3740

Description of Camp: Disney Princess’s Camp-Dress as your favorite princess! Disney Villains Camp-Dress as your favorite Villain. I Love Dance Camp-Try different styles of dance. Seussical the Musical Jr, Music Theater Camp, Cecchetti Ballet Intensive.

Name of Organization: EmBe


Name of Camp: Em-BeAwesome this summer!

Dates & Times: May 23 - September 2, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 3 ½ – 8th grade/ School Age Camp K-5th 

Price: Multiple rates based on camps. Child discounts and scholarship rates are available.
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Phone Number: 605-336-3660 or 605-362-9438
Description of Camp: 13 weeks of school age summer care
camp – pick one week or all 13 weeks; or a variety of shorter camps to choose from. EmBe Summer Care offers weekly themes, swimming, field trips and many other fun stops. Camp CEO is for middle-school aged girls to learn leadership and goal-setting. The Babysitting Bootcamp offers classroom learning as well as on-site practice in the EmBe Childcare Center.


Name of Organization: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church


Name of Camp: Vacation Bible School

Date(s) &Time(s): August 1 - August 5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                                    

Ages: Completed 3 Year Old Preschool - 1st Grade

Price: $25, $5 for each additional sibling

Location: Sioux Falls, SD  

Phone Number: 605-371-3737

Description of Camp: Vacation Bible School is a Christ centered week filled with contagious music, story time, crafts, games and snacks that are centered on the theme of Group's VBS Cave Quest!

Name of Organization: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church


Name of Camp: Day Camp

Date(s) &Time(s): July 25 - July 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                                 

Ages: Completed grades Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Price: $45

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-371-3737

Description of Camp: Lutheran Outdoors NeSoDak staff come to Gloria Dei for the week.  NeSoDak staff is equipped to serve our community.  Youth will engage in Bible Study, worship, songs, arts and crafts, service projects and games.  A Thursday night program will be presented for family and guests.  

Name of Organization: Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History


Name of Camp: ZooCamp

Date(s) &Time(s): June-August

Ages: 4-11
Price: Varies

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-367-7003 x233
Description of Camp:
Get ready for a summer camp experience your child will never forget. With half-day and full-day themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for everyone! Each camp is customized, but all include games, songs, crafts, snacks, train or carrousel rides, tours of the zoo and animal encounters. Kids also receive a free t-shirt.

Name of Organization: Here4Youth


Name of Camp: Learning is Fun for Everyone!

Date(s) &Time(s): Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 3 - 21

Price: $195/week, requires annual $125 field trip fee. Family Support and Childcare Assistance accepted. Part-time options are available.

Phone Number: 605-271-6327

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Description of Camp: Here4Youth Summer is for all children while specializing in quality services to those with disabilities. With a 1:5 staff to student ratio, LSS is able to meet the needs of students ages 3 to 21 that may not be successful in other settings. Here4Youth offers a large recreational room, outdoor play, sensory room and many classrooms. Our exciting summer program with weekly themes offers students fun and enriching experiences, pool visits and exciting field trips.

Name of Organization: Inspiration Hills Camp & Retreat Center


Name of Camp: Inspiration Hills Summer Camps

Date(s) & Time(s): June 6 – July 29

Ages: 1st grade-Grandparent

Price: $175- $450

Location: Inwood, IA

Phone Number: 712-986-5193

Description of Camp: Experience the best week of your summer with Christian camping in a variety of settings. Air Conditioned Lodge Camps, Roughing it Wilderness Camps, Saddle Up Horse Camps, Cross Country Sport Camp, Take Me Fishing Camp, High School Leadership camp, Day Camps, Grandparent/Grandchild Camp, and so much more!

Name of Organization: Invent Now, Inc.


Name of Camp: Camp Invention

Date(s) &Time(s): Varies per location

Ages: 1st – 6th grades

Price: $220

Location: Sioux Falls, SD and surrounding area
Phone Number: 800-968-4332
Description of Camp: Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for 1st-6th graders. Boys and girls will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat and taking apart electronics to assemble something new. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.

Name of Organization: LifeScape


Name of Camp: LifeScape Summer Camps

Date(s) &Time(s): TBA

Ages: Varies

Price: Varies, some medical-based camps are covered by insurance

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-444-9700

Description of Camp: Our skill-building camps give kids of all abilities a boost with handwriting, speech and language, and social skills. We also offer medical-based camps that may be covered by insurance: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Camp, for children with limited verbal ability; Power Mobility, for kids exploring the use of power wheelchairs; and Helping Hands, for children with limited use of one arm.

Name of Organization: LSS Childcare & Education Services


Name of Camp: Learning is Fun!

Date(s) &Time(s): Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

Ages: 5-12

Price: Varies by location. Financial assistance is available. Flexible options are available.

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-371-8770

Description of Camp: Our unique and exciting summer program offers school age students fun and enriching experiences. Children keep learning and preparing for the next school year in ways that are hands-on and child-friendly. Weekly themes, exciting field trips and trips to the pool make learning fun. Come tour one of our six convenient locations.

Name of Organization: Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota


Name of Camp: Joy Ranch, NeSoDak, Klein Ranch and Outlaw Ranch

Date(s) &Time(s): June 12 - August 12

Ages: All

Price: $400+

Location: Watertown, Waubay, Isabel and Custer, SD

Phone Number: 800-888-1464

Description of Camp: Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota (LO) is dedicated to quality Christian camping for youth and adults. Camp allows each person to explore and play in a nurturing environment, which in turn leads them to build a stronger faith foundation, discover personal gifts, develop new skills, as well as gain life-long friends and mentors. LO camps provide opportunities with horseback riding, waterfront adventures, service, and family camps that highlight the geographic features of the area.

Name of Organization:  Mathnasium of Sioux Falls


Name of Camp:  Mathnasium Summer Sessions

Date(s) &Time(s):  All summer. Weekly or monthly packages available. 

Ages:  1st to 12th Grade

Price:  Starting at $27/session

Location:  Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number:  605-334-6284

Description of Camp: Most children lose about two months of knowledge in mathematical computation skills during the summer months.  Mathnasium of Sioux Falls summer math programs can prevent learning loss and help students catch up or get ahead. Flexible 10-week packages available with no scheduling required within instruction hours.  Contact us for more information.

Name of Organization: Museum of Visual Materials        


Name of Camp: Museum of Visual Materials Summer Camp

Date(s) & Time(s): June – August, Monday- Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages: 5-17

Price: $10 - $45

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-271-9500

Description of Camp: Join the fun at the Museum of Visual Materials this summer! Scheduling includes week-long and one day classes. We will have creative writing, pottery, painting, building, drawing and DIY classes this summer. Our goal is to have an educational and creative experience for your child!

Name of Organization: Sanford Children’s 


Name of Camp: Sanford Children’s 2016 Camps

Date(s) & Time(s): Varies

Ages: Varies

Price: Varies, scholarships are available

Location: Varies 

Phone Number: 605-328-7157

Description of Camp: Sanford Children’s hosts many camps for children with a specific challenge or illness including asthma, cancer, healthy eating habits and Spina Bifida. The camps feature a wide variety of activities ranging from outdoor activities like boating, swimming and games to indoor activities such as art and music.



Name of Organization: Sanford Pentagon


Name of Camp: Sanford Pentagon Basketball and Volleyball Camps

Date(s) & Time(s):  Varies

Ages: Elementary-High School

Price: Varies

Location:  Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-312-7900 

Description of camp:  The Sanford Pentagon Basketball and Volleyball Academies offer a variety of camps and clinics throughout the entire summer. Whether you are just a beginner or you are trying to perfect your skills the Sanford Pentagon is the place for you. Visit the website for a complete listing of camps and instruction available.  

Name of Organization: Singing Boys of Sioux Falls 


Name of Camp: Boys Sing Camp 2016!

Date(s) &Time(s): June 14-17, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.                                               

Ages: 8-13

Price: $90

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-789-1524

Description of Camp:  Boys Sing Camp 2016 is an exciting four days of singing and activities for boys ages 8-13. Participants prepare music for the Boys Sing Tour and their final performance on Friday, tailgate and sing the National Anthem at a Canaries Baseball game, and participate in swimming and other fun activities. The camp is sponsored by the Singing Boys of Sioux Falls. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Name of Organization: Sioux Council, BSA


Name of Camp: Cub Scout Day Camp

Date(s) &Time(s):  June 18                                                 

Ages:  1st – 5th graders

Price:  $30

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number:  605-361-2697

Description of Camp: Join the Cub Scouts for a summer of CSI:  Cub Scout Investigators!  Learn about fire, fingerprinting, secret codes, and DNA!  Do archery and more!  Join the fun! See our video on YouTube.

Name of Organization: Sioux Falls Catholic Schools


Name of Camp: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

Date(s) &Time(s): June-July     

Ages: K-6th Grade

Price: $450 ($50 assessment fee for non-SFCS students)

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-271-0133

Description of Camp:  This camp is designed to improve learning skills in Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. Programming is research-based and is specific to individual needs with less than a 4:1 student/teacher ratio. Registration deadline is March 30.

Name of Organization: Sioux Falls Lutheran School


Name of Camp: Absolutely Outstanding Kids (AOK)

Date(s): Varies

Time: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Ages: Preschool – 8th grade

Price: Varies

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-351-2322

Description of Camp: It is time to register for our Summer A-OK Program at SFLS! We have three age group programs that run through the summer; Preschool, Kindergarten-3rd and 4th-8th grade. We offer age based programming and weekly field trips for children in the K-8th grades. Weekly and drop-in rates available. One time non-refundable $50 registration fee. Registration forms can be found on our website.

Name of Organization: Soccer Sprouts


Name of Camp: Spring and Summer Soccer Seasons

Date(s) & Time(s):  Spring: May 2 - June 24 & Summer: July 5 - August 26

Ages: 3-8

Price: $66/session

Location:  Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-929-4683

Description of camp: Soccer Sprouts is an education-based youth program helps children learn the basic fundamentals of soccer and also develop their gross and fine motor skills for physical activity and play. We encourage our players to be creative, get healthy exercise and build their confidence, while learning new skills. We believe children learn by playing, and we strive to provide them with a solid foundation to enjoy soccer for many years to come.

Name of Organization:  Sylvan Learning of Sioux Falls 


Name of Camp:  Summer Robotics & Coding Camp

Date(s) &Time(s):  June 6 – 10, Monday-Friday, 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.   

Ages:  8-12

Price:  $299

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number:  605-362-4885

Description of Camp:  If you’re looking for cutting-edge STEM classes for your child, turn to Sylvan. In our summer camp, kids learn critical skills for the future. In Robotics, students will create and animate robots using LEGO® and compete in friendly competitions. And in Coding, students learn computer programming by designing video games and apps that can be shared and played with friends!  Build Robotics!  Build Video Games!  Build Friendships!  Build Confidence!  (Limited enrollment)

Name of Organization: The University of Sioux Falls


Name of Camp: USF Football, Basketball, Soccer Camps

Date(s) &Time(s): April-July  

Ages: Varies

Price: Varies

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number:  605-331-6791

Description of Camp (75 words or less): The USF Athletics Department offers camps for football, men's and women's basketball and soccer from April through July. Football runs Cougar Kids Day Camp, Youth Camp, Dad's Night Under the Lights, Skill Position and Big Man Camp and Team Camps. Soccer has Youth Camp and USF 2016 ID Camp. Basketball offers various camps including Junior Coo Camp, Instructional Day Camp, Team Camp, Offensive Skills Camp, & Elite Camp.

Name of Organization: Visions Eye Care & Vision Therapy Center


Name of Camp: Sports Vision Camp

Date(s) &Time(s):  June 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18, 25, August 1                                      

Ages: 3rd – 8th grade

Price: $85

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-271-7100

Description of Camp: Join us for a beginner Sports Vision Camp and train like the pros do! Success on the playing field hinges on an athlete’s visual skills. This four week camp is a fun way to SEE how important your athlete’s visual skills are. The camp will include drills to help with tracking, peripheral vision awareness, and eye-hand coordination.


Name of Organization: Washington Pavilion


Name of Camp: Washington Pavilion Summer Camps

Date(s) &Time(s): May 23 - August 26, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.               

Ages: 3-18

Price: $81-$326 non-members / $72.90-$293.40 members (+ tax)

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-367-6000

Description of Camp: Experience hands-on learning that incorporates all the fantastic opportunities that the Washington Pavilion has to offer in visual arts, theatre, music, and science! Your kids will continue learning, creating, and exploring through the summer in our fun, safe environment. Utilizing the unique talents of our teaching staff we create unforgettable summer memories for students of all ages. All Pavilion camps offer a low student to teacher ratio to maintain quality instruction. 

Name of Organization: Youth Enrichment Services


Name of Camp: Dream Big Summer: A Summer of Discovery, Creativity and Community
Date(s) & Time(s): May – August, Superhero Summer 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Immersion Camps 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ages: Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Price: Varies
Location: Sioux Falls, Brandon or Harrisburg, SD
Phone Number: 605-338-8061
Description of Camp: This summer we will explore our community, go on weekly field trips, splash at the pool and challenge ourselves to learn more through reading, science and math activities cleverly disguised as summer fun! Join us on a whirlwind adventure with weekly themes such as Imagine, Mystery, Invention and Zoology! New this year we are now offering part-time Immersion Camps in Sioux Falls, Harrisburg and Brandon!

Name of Organization: YMCA


Name of Camp: YMCA Camping Program

Date(s) &Time(s): Varies

Ages: 4-15

Price: $166-$391

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-336-3190

Description of Camp: The YMCA camping program is dedicated to developing in children a personal standard of living which is implemented by promoting spiritual, mental, and physical development of each individual to the best of their potential. We strive to instill a sense of responsibility for the common good, a reverence toward nature, and understanding of the Golden Rule and the part it plays in human relationships.


Summer Camp Directory 2016