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The Hood Magazine

Educational Camps

Feb 20, 2019 ● By The Hood Magazine
.Camp Invention
Name of Camp: Camp Invention
Date(s) & Time(s): Varies                                             
Ages: K-6th Grade
Price: Starting at $230
Location: Multiple locations available
Phone Number: 800-968-4332
Description of Camp:
Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, where children build 21st-century skills and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will code and program futuristic robots, explore radio frequencies and unearth ancient fossils. Local educators will lead these innovative, hands-on STEM activities that build collaboration and creative problem-solving skills. Use promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10).


Central Preschool & Kindergarten 
Name of Camp: Summer Fun
Date(s) Session 1:  June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
             Session 2:  July 2, 3*, 9, 11, 16, 18 - due to 4th of July
             Session 3:  July 23, 25, 30 and August 1, 6, 8
Time(s): Tuesday and Thursdays, 9:00am – 11:30 am
Ages: 3 – 6
Price: $104/session, Registration: $40/session
Location: Sioux Falls
Phone Number: 605-336-2303
Description of Camp: Our summer fun sessions are filled with 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 daily lessons. Each session offers a different variety. Children must be potty-trained.

Children’s Museum of South Dakota
Name of Camp: STEAM Camp
Date(s) & Time(s):Week-long camps: June 17-21; July 15-19; Aug. 12-16, from 8 am to 5 pm (Single day camp options are available on June 25 and July 30.)
Ages: 6-12
Price: $225 (Single Day $45)
Location: Brookings
Phone Number: 605-692-6700
Description of Camp: Want to tinker? Be a part of a team working its way through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Challenges (STEAM) in both the museum exhibits and the Maker Studio. Feeling creative? Explore art through a variety of tools and mediums. Each camp will bring a new experience.


Name of Camp: Find your Spark at EmBe!
Date(s) & Time(s): May 27 – August 22                                                    
Ages: K – 8th Grade
Price: Price varies, scholarships available
Location: Sioux Falls, Harrisburg and Crooks
Phone Number: 605-336-3660 or 605-362-9438
Description of Camp: 13 weeks of school age (K – 5th) summer care camp – pick one week or all 13. EmBe also has several specialty camps to choose from. Camp CEO is for middle-school aged girls to learn leadership. Babysitting Camp offers classroom and hands-on learning, as well as practice in the EmBe Childcare Center. FIRST LEGO League camps introduce boys and girls to programming and robotics. Camp ChangeMaker shows middle school boys and girls how giving back is big fun!


GAN Early Learning Center
Name of Camp: Gan Preschool Camp
Date: Open most of summer, check our calendar on our website for details.
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PT and FT options available
Ages: 3-5
Price: Weekly $65-$145, Early bird pricing until April 15
Location: 2900 W. Old Yankton Road (Near 57th and Western and 69th and Louise)
Phone Number: 605-206-7707
Gan, a garden where children blossom as they are showered with warmth, love and direction. At Gan, the children are encouraged to follow their natural curiosity and develop their unique talents and interests through meaningful play, enhancing the boundless potential of the early childhood years.  Gan is a city and state registered in- home preschool and daycare that will be offering summer options. 


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
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.

Mathnasium of Sioux Falls
Name of Camp: Mathnasium Summer Sessions
Date(s) & Time(s): Varies
Ages: 2nd – 12th Grade
Price: Starting at $20/session
Location: Sioux Falls
Phone Number: 605-334-6284
Description of Camp:
This summer are you trying to balance camps, family-time, your work, child care, vacation, summer learning, and of course lots of fun & outdoor time? It's a lot to juggle. Mathnasium is here to lighten your load. Instead of losing the average two months of math knowledge this summer, your child will grow his or her confidence in math...and actually enjoy doing it. 


Nordland Heritage Foundation
Name:  Norwegian, Swedish and Spanish Language camps for Children and Adults
Date and Time:   Various times and dates
Age:  Completed first grade-12 years old for children’s camps
Price:  $85 for first child from family, $10 discount for additional child, $75 for Adults
Location: Sioux Falls
Phone:  605-376-6921
Camp Description:  The Nordland Heritage Foundation for the second year will be providing outstanding Language camps.  Participants will learn basic language skills and be introduced to the corresponding heritage, culture, and food in a fun environment.  The camp will be held at the Augustana Heritage Park at 1111 W. 33rd.


Nordland Heritage Foundation
Name:   Introduction to Genealogy for Teens
Date and Time:  9:00 am –12:00pm
​Session one:  June 24-28
​Session two:  July 22-26
​Session three:  July 29- August 2
Age:  Teens
Price:  $85 for first student from family, $10 discount for additional students
Location: Sioux Falls
Phone:  605 376 6921
Camp Description:  The camp is designed to provide training for basic genealogy searches.  Students will be provided electronic access to genealogy data bases and taught how to use those data bases to build their own multigenerational family tree.  Students will be encouraged to continue their genealogy searches after the camp ends.  In addition, students will develop an interest in their personal heritage   The camp will be led by Marge Robertson.


Sioux Falls Catholic Schools
Name of Camp: Summer Activities for Youth (Summer Care/Academics/STEM Camp/Athletic Camps/Performing Arts Camps)
Date(s) & Time(s): May 20 – August 9 with flexible options to meet the needs of your family’s schedule
Ages: Pre-K – 6th Grade
Price: Flexible pricing
Location: Sioux Falls
Phone Number: 605-575-6557
Description of Camp: Our summer programs keep kids engaged and ready for the upcoming school year. Your kids will have a blast with different themed activities every week. Classes are tailored to fit the specific grade level of your child and are taught by certified teachers and university students pursuing degrees. Activities include STEM, reading, writing, religion, field trips, and fun projects! Enroll your child today! 

Sylvan Learning Center
Name of Camp: Summer Tutoring at Sylvan
Dates/Times: All summer long
Ages: Pre-K through 12th Grade
Price: Varies with packages
Location: Tutoring in Sioux Falls, Brookings and Mitchell
Phone Number: 605-362-4885
Description of Camp: Don’t let your student’s hard work go to waste! Avoid summer learning loss with Sylvan. We provide tutoring in reading, writing, math, and more! Contact us today to see how we can help your child stay strong all summer long!