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Sioux Empire's 2020 Educational Camps Directory

Feb 26, 2020 ● By The Hood Magazine
Apple Tree Children’s Center 
 Name of Camp: Apple Tree 
Date: May - August  
Time: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm  
Ages: 5 - 12 
Price: Weekly Rate (multi-child discount) 
Location: Sioux Falls 
Phone: 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: Our focus is making summer fun and enriching for your child. We offer a summer full of outdoor activities, field trips and hands-on projects to stimulate your child’s imagination, while maintaining their educational focus. Math, Science, Art & Music themed programs including: Welcome to the Jungle, Minute to Win It, HomeTown Heroes, All About Art.  
Augustana University 
Name of Camp: Augustana University Summer Music Camp 
Dates: June 22 - 27 
Price: Resident Campers - $500 ($550 after April 15), Commuting Campers: $400 ($450 after April 15) 
Ages: 7th - 12th Grade & 2020 High School Grads 
Location: Augustana University, Sioux Falls 
Phone: 605-274-5457 (Dr. Lisa Grevlos) 
Description: Our camp is designed to keep you engaged all day long, meeting new friends, rehearsing with one another, spending time with our amazing faculty, and yes, having some fun that has nothing to do with music! Choices include band, choir, orchestra, keyboard, guitar, small ensembles, enrichment electives, private voice & instrument lessons. Academy ensembles, including Brass Quintet, Opera and String Trio are available for the more advanced music student. Please see our website for scholarship opportunities. 
Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools 
 Name of Camp: Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Summer Activities 
Dates: May 26th - August 6th 
Ages: Pre-K - 12th Grade  
Price: Varies  
Location: Varies 
Phone: (605) 575-3300 
Description: We provide a wide range of camps and activities to keep your child busy this summer. We have a variety of options including athletics camps for all ages, performing arts camps and academic summer classes to avoid the “summer slump.” All of our activities are taught and supervised by Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools teachers and staff. We’ll make sure your child has the best summer ever!  
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire 
 Name of Camp: Let’s Get Real: Summer Camp 
Dates: May - August 
Times: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm (Brandon/Harrisburg); 5:45 am - 6:30 pm (Sioux Falls sites) 
Ages: K - 12th Grade 
Price: Varies 
Location: Sioux Falls, Brandon, or Harrisburg 
Phone: 605-338-8061 
Description: Summer just got real! For years our TV screens have been filled with reality shows, each with a theme aimed to appeal to the viewer. This summer has nothing to do with TV though...instead of watching TV we will be starring in our own reality-based shows. From a cupcake war and house flipping to Survivor and the Amazing Race, kids will engage, compete and star in their own versions of popular shows. 
Camp Invention 
Name of Camp: Camp Invention 
Dates & Times: Varies                                               
Ages: K - 6th Grade 
Price: Starting at $235 
Location: Multiple locations available 
Phone: 800-968-4332 
Description: Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention program, Elevate! Campers will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth’s ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex and learning the value of their ideas! Local educators will lead fun, hands-on STEM activities inspiring children to ask questions, overcome obstacles and be confident in their innovative ideas. Use promo code LOCAL25 to save $25 (expires 3/31) or LOCAL15 to save $15 (expires 5/12). 
Central Preschool & Kindergarten 
Name of Camp: Summer Fun 
Dates: Session 1: June 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25; Session 2: June 30, July 2, 7, 9, 14, 16; Session 3: July 21, 23, 28, 30 and August 4, 6 
Times: 9:00 am - 11:30 am 
Ages: 3 - 6 
Price: $148 per session ($40 deposit, $108 due at beginning of session) 
Location: Sioux Falls 
Phone: 605-336-2303 
Description: Our summer fun sessions are filled with exploring and learning about many 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 of learning experiences. Children must be potty-trained. 
Code Ninjas 
 Name of Camp: Summer Camps 
Dates: Day Camps: May 26 - 29, June 29 - July 1 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm) 
Week-long Camps: June 1 - Aug. 21 (8:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)                 
Ages: 7-14 
Price: $70 Day Camp, $169 Week-long Camp 
Location: 513 W 85th St, Sioux Falls (near intersection of Minnesota & 85th) 
Phone: 605-679-6960 
Description: Camps at Code Ninjas are designed to be fun & educational.  A win-win for kids and parents!  Throughout the summer we offer a wide range of camps that will teach kids of all skill levels computer programming.  From Minecraft to robotics to drones, we have something for every child. Check our website to see the full camp schedule with morning & afternoon options. 
CTE Academy & Southeast Tech Career Camps and 
Name of Camps: Career Exploration Camps 
Healthcare Camp: June 8 - 11; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm –5:00 pm 
Manufacturing Camp: June 8-11; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Media Camp: June 8-11; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
Culinary and Horticulture Camp: June 8-11; 8:00 am -12:00 pm & July 6-9; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Construction Camp: July 6-9; 8:00 am -12:00 pm & July 6-9; 8:00 am -12:00 pm   
Ages: 6th- 10th Grade  
Price: Free 
Location: Sioux Falls 
Phone: 605-367-5504 
Description: Co-sponsored by Southeast Tech, CTE Academy offers a series of camps in the summer that help middle school and high school students learn more about career paths and high school coursework. 
Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History 
Name of Camp: ZooCamp 
Dates: June - August 
Ages: 4 - 11 
Price: Varies 
Location: Sioux Falls 
Phone: 605-367-7003 x233 
Description: 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 carousel rides, tours of the zoo, and animal encounters. 
Mathnasium of Sioux Falls 
Name of Camp: Mathnasium Summer Sessions 
Dates & Times: Varies 
Ages: 2nd - 12th Grade 
Price: Starting at $20/session 
Location: Sioux Falls 
Phone: 605-334-6284 
Description: This summer are you trying to balance camps, family-time, your work, childcare, 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 of Camp: Norwegian and Spanish Language Camps for Children 
Dates: June 22-26 - Norwegian for Children 
July 13-17 - Spanish for Children  
Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Age: 2nd Grade - 12 years old 
Price: $85 ($10 discount for additional child) 
Location: Beaver Creek Church, Augustana Heritage Park - 1111 W 33rd St, Sioux Falls 
Phone: 605-376-6921 
Description: The Nordland Heritage Foundation for the third 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.  
Nordland Heritage Foundation 
Name of Camp: Introduction to Genealogy for Teens-Adults 
Dates & Times: June 29 - July 1 (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) or July 20-22 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) 
Age: Teens - Adults 
Price: $85 ($10 discount for additional students) 
Location: Beaver Creek Church, Augustana Heritage Park - 1111 W 33rd St, Sioux Falls 
Phone: 605-376-6921 
Description: The camp is designed to provide training for basic genealogy searches. Students will be provided electronic access to genealogy databases 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, camp will be led by Mary Schultz. 

The Safety Village of South Dakota 
Name of Camp: C.R.A.S.H. - Clinic Car Repair and Safety Help for Teens 
Dates: April 25 or November 14 
Times: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm 
Ages: 13-18 
Price: $25, Limited enrollment 
Location: Safety Village - 100 N Lyon Blvd, Sioux Empire Fairgrounds 
Phone: 605-334-7233  
Description: C.R.A.S.H program provides teens with safety skills and training to prepare them for the roadways and vehicle ownership. Participants learn to identify various parts under the hood, check the tire treads, and change a tire on actual cars. Teens will also get tips on driving on rural roads and a reminder on South Dakota laws regarding seat belt usage and texting while driving. Learners Permit not required. Lunch included.  

The Safety Village of South Dakota 
Name of Camp: Children’s Safety Camp 
Dates: June 9 or 11 
Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Ages: 7-11  
Price: $10 
Location: Safety Village - 100 N Lyon Blvd, Sioux Empire Fairgrounds 
Phone: 605-334-7233  
Description: These three-hour camps provide children with information and skills needed to keep them safe in a variety of situations. Safety presentations include passenger, traffic, bicycle, electrical, poison, fire and home. Demonstrations by Sioux Falls Police Department, Avera, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Paramedics Plus, 911 Call Center, SD EMS for Children, Sanford AirMed, Xcel Energy, Sanford and more. 
The Safety Village of South Dakota 
Name of Camp: Heroes Summer Camp 
Dates: June 16-17 or June 23-24 
Times: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Ages: 11 - 13 
Price: $25 Lunch included, Limited Enrollment 
Location: Safety Village - 100 N Lyon Blvd, Sioux Empire Fairgrounds 
Phone: 605-334-7233  
Description: The Safety Village of South Dakota HEROES Summer Camp is an annual, 2-day (Tuesday and Wednesday) educational experience for children ages 11-13. Participants take part in fun-filled activities and demonstrations with our community’s heroes the area’s “First Responders“. Activities include: teambuilding and obstacle courses, SWAT team demonstration, K9 unit demonstrations, Bomb Squad demonstrations, Firefighter demonstrations, Paramedic Plus, 911 Call Center, CPR/Stop-the-Bleed training, mock-crime scene with the CSI unit. 

Southeast Tech Career Exploration Camp 
Name of Camp: Career Exploration Day - Healthcare, Horticulture, Sports Turf Management, Transportation, Information Technology 
Date: May 13 
Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm 
Ages: 9th - 12th Grade 
Price: Free 
Location: Sioux Falls 
Phone: 605-367-6040 
Description: Career Exploration events are designed for high school students to learn more about potential careers through fun, interactive activities. Each session highlights various industries. Participants have the opportunity to meet Southeast Tech faculty, explore skills-relevant facilities and check out the pathways to a career field of interest. 
Sylvan Learning Center
Name of Camp: Language Arts  
Dates & Times: Varies 
Ages: 2nd- 9th Grade 
Price: $349 
Location: Sioux Falls, Brookings and Mitchell 
Phone: 605-362-4885 
Description: Don’t let your student’s hard work go to waste! Avoid summer learning loss with Sylvan. These academic workshops will increase your student’s proficiency in vocabulary, grammar, spelling and/or writing. Your student will have fun and gain confidence!  
Sylvan Learning Center 
 Name of Camp: Math Edge 
Dates & Times: Varies 
Ages: K- 9th Grade 
Price: $349 
Location: Sioux Falls, Brookings and Mitchell 
Phone: 605-362-4885 
Description: Want to keep your student’s math skills sharp? Math EDGE from Sylvan will keep your student challenged and engaged in math. Call and learn more today!