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2021 Sioux Falls Area Summer Camps and Programs

Feb 25, 2021 ● By The Hood Magazine
While the past year has seemed longer than most, this winter weather will soon give way to 
sunny skies and warmer temps. That means that it’s time to start researching those camps and 
programs that will keep your kids busy and learning over the summer months!

Yes, we know that it’s only March but many of the organizations you’ll find in ‘Hood Magazine 
this month open their registration soon and they fill up fast! In order to get you the information 
that you need to have discussions and make decisions about summer plans, we’ve compiled a list of fun learning opportunities and exciting adventures!

605 Ninja  

We offer SO many fun summer camps for ages 6-14. Sweat, Train, & Play like a Ninja Warrior with our Ninja Camps. Get your Circus on at our Aerial Silk & Lyra Hoop Camps. Learn to Vault, Roll and Trick in our super fun Parkour Camps.  


AAGA the Coolest Summer Day Camp in Sioux Falls


What are you doing this Summer? Bring your children to discover the amazing fun activities we have available at All American Gymnastics Academy. Come experience gymnastics, ninja, cheer, parkour, trampoline, inflatables, foam pits, zip lines, field trips, and much more in our 40,000 sq ft facility. Visit our website or call now to reserve your spot.  


Apple Tree Children’s Center  

Apple Tree's Summer Camp Program is full of outdoor activities, field trips and hands-on projects help keep children's minds and bodies active. It runs from June 1st to August 20th and includes themed weeks. Be sure to call and reserve your spot early and find out all that our program includes like hot lunches, snacks, sunscreen, and field trip costs.  


 Art Classes at the Museum of Visual Materials   

We are excited for a variety of fun arts and craft classes all summer long! Most classes are two hours long and only $10-$15! We will have something planned for children ages 3-14. Look for upcoming creative classes such as painting, paper mâché, air dry clay, oil pastel drawing, and more!  


Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Summer Activities  

We provide a wide range of camps and activities to keep your child busy this summer. We have a variety of Pre K-12th grade options including athletics camps and academic summer classes to avoid the “summer slump”. We’ll make sure your child has the best summer ever!   


Camp Invention  

Spark your kid’s creativity and confidence with our new Camp Invention® program, Recharge! Campers in grades K-6 will team up to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From taking apart their own microphone to exploring solar-powered crickets and creating duck-launching devices, each activity is designed to give your young innovator an unforgettable summer experience.  


Camp OnAqua  

Camp OnAqua is a week-long day camp for kids ages 8 to 13. This 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.  


Central Preschool & Kindergarten  

Summer Fun at CPK will be full of adventures as we explore summer topics such as camping, sandcastles, watermelons, and even bubbles!  Exciting learning centers, sing-along time, Bible lessons, and tasty snacks will round out a great morning. CPK Summer Fun is for 3, 4, 5 and 6 – year-olds. Children must be potty-trained and have preschool/large group experience.  


Code Ninjas Summer Camps  

Code Ninjas Camps offer an immersive environment for children to explore technology and develop new skills.  We offer a wide range of camps that will teach kids of all skill levels computer programming with engaging topics like coding, game building, Minecraft, Roblox, & STEM.  Check our website to see the full camp schedule with morning & afternoon options.  


CTE and Southeast Tech Career Exploration Camps 

The SFSD Career and Technical Education Academy is planning to offer summer career exploration camps for middle school students. Please visit our website for the latest details, dates and registration information.  


Destiny Youth Ranch  

We are a non-denominational, non-profit organization that runs camps and retreats where you can learn more about faith and horses in a quiet, small-town atmosphere! We always have great speakers, worship, crafts, games, campfires, and horses! We teach very basic horsemanship, riding in an arena, and then you get to hit the trail on over 45 acres of land!  


First Tee—South Dakota  

First Tee—South Dakota is a golf and life skills youth development program that uses golf as its context. Participants will learn the fundamentals of golf while also participating in our life skills curriculum which includes core values and healthy habits. These include meeting and greeting, how to manage emotions, resolve conflicts, communication, setting goal,s and more. Clubs are provided.   


Inspiration Hills Camp & Retreat Center  

Believe it or not… Summer is right around the corner! Join us at Inspiration Hills for a week to experience adventure, bonfires, swimming, horseback riding, chapels, worship, and so much more! We feature a variety of different camps for all ages such as Day Camp, Saddle Up, Wilderness, Grand Camp, Lodge, and Family Camp. See you soon!  


Kids Sewing Camp  

Let us teach your kids how to sew in our 5 day sewing camps. We supply the materials and sewing machines. Kids will make several different projects throughout the week and learn techniques used in all basic sewing projects! Many different weeks to choose from between June and August.  


Lake Christian Camp  

All are welcome to come and make great friends while experiencing a memorable week of camp on the shores of quiet, beautiful Swan Lake.  Just 45 minutes from Sioux Falls, youth experience Christ through daily chapel, outdoor quiet times, life giving campfires, and nightly cabin devotions. Fun activities throughout the day include archery, crafts, swimming, canoeing, and recreational games.   


Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota: NeSoDak, Outlaw Ranch, Klein Ranch  

At Lutherans Outdoors we provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to connect with one another. These connections allow each person to explore and play in a nurturing environment, which leads to a stronger faith foundation, discovering personal gifts, developing new skills, as well as building life-long relationships.   


Mathnasium of Sioux Falls  

Mathnasium gives you one less thing to worry about this summer and reduces the impact covid-19 made on your child’s learning progress. 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  

The Nordland Heritage Foundation will continue to provide outstanding Language Camps where participants of all ages will learn basic skills of Norwegian and Spanish in a fun environment. Another camp option is designed to provide training for basic genealogy searches. Students will have electronic access to databases.  


Safety Village of South Dakota  

Safety Town, Heroes Camp and Teen CRASH Clinic. The Safety Village of South Dakota is committed to reducing accidents involving children and teens by offering Safety Camps and Clinics to help identify safety issues, and to offer healthy injury prevention choices. We partner with community safety organizations to coordinate these comprehensive safety programs.   

Sanford POWER  

At Sanford POWER Academies we start you on the path to maximum performance. Our sport-specific coaches observe and adjust while paying attention to fundamentals. In a one-on-one or small group setting, they work with each player, developing a tailored plan through fundamentals and drill work. Academies include baseball, softball, basketball, golf, football, volleyball, and strength and conditioning.   


Sioux Empire Fastpitch Softball Association  

Now is the time to get your kids signed up for Summer Softball. Softball teaches many skills to last a lifetime. It teaches teamwork and offers new friendships. Give your kids a safe, socially distanced healthy outlet that encourages outdoor activity. Sign up today at [email protected] COED 4-6|8U Girls-Women’s League. 


Sioux Falls Tennis Association (SFTA)  

SFTA has long been proud to host one of the finest junior programs in SD with our experienced, caring teaching staff. We have groups that cater to all ages and skill levels and optional playdays for upper classes. 10 & Under Tennis is used in our beginning groups to facilitate quicker learning and enjoyment. Come join the fun!    


Soccer Sprouts  

Soccer Sprouts is an education-based youth soccer program that helps children learn the basic FUN-damentals of soccer through fun games and activities, while also developing their gross and fine motor skills. Our PROFESSIONALLY trained coaches believe children learn by playing, and we strive to provide them with a solid foundation to enjoy soccer for many years to come. 


Summer of Wonder at Boys & Girls Club  

Kids are full of questions! This summer, kids will engage in a 12-week project-based learning experience that encourages exploration of topics through hands-on, investigative activities that promote critical thinking skills. We’ll dive into interesting facts using science experiments, art projects, field trips, games and more that help to combat summer learning loss and keep kids having fun.  


Summer Skate Card Program  

Skate for as little as $1 per session all summer. Summer Skate Cards are regularly $12.00, but if you purchase yours early in April or May you save 50% on your cards! That’s just $6.00 per card! Cards are valid for use from June 1st to August 31st.  Purchase yours online or in-rink starting in April! 


Try our Swim Jams. SwimJams deliver two months of lessons in just two weeks. Same great curriculum, same great instructors, same great 4:1 swimmer to instructor ratio as regular lessons. Each class is 30 minutes, Monday – Thursday.   


Washington Pavilion Summer Camps  

Our camps are hands-on experiences that create memorable moments in a safe, one-of-a-kind environment. The Washington Pavilion provides wonderful opportunities for students of all ages to venture into the worlds of art, science, and theatre.  


Wings Gymnastics Academy-Kids Summer Camp  

Kids Summer Camp provides children with a family-oriented environment to experience athletic games, arts & crafts, music, and plenty of fun on a daily basis! Weekly themes with special guest appearances are sure to engage your child’s imagination. Qualified coaches and staff are committed to giving your child an exciting and rewarding camp experience.  


YMCA Camp Leif Ericson  

Campers ages 4-15 are welcome to join us for the best summer ever! Activities include: boating, archery, BB-guns, crafts, fishing, music, nature education, games, field trips, and MORE! 2021 programs are offered Monday-Friday in two-week sessions June 7th-August 13th.   



Get ready for a summer camp experience your child will never forget. With half-day and whole-day camps, ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for everyone! Each camp is themed, but all include games, crafts, snacks, train or carrousel rides, tours of the Zoo, and animal encounters. Register today at!