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2022 Sioux Falls Area Summer Camps and Programs

Feb 27, 2022 ● By The Hood Magazine
2022 Sioux Falls Area Summer Camps and Programs

Summers are full of adventures, and our area has many great camps and programs available to keep your kids engaged and learning. With the following pages full of options, we’re sure you’ll find a great fit for your family. These camps and programs range from a few hours to overnight and on a wide variety of topics and experiences. 

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. 

 Abiding Savior Summer Care 

Abiding Savior Summer Care program offers engaging activities and adventures to keep K-6 graders entertained and active all summer long. Frequent field trips, trips to the swimming pool, service projects, worship time, and classroom activities will fill their days with fun and meaningful experiences. We offer full-time and part-time options.   

 Acton Academy Camp Curiosity 

In collaboration with Camp Empower, Acton Academy Sioux Falls presents a highly engaging, open-ended, learner-driven Summer Play Camp! A place to be Curious. A place to Wonder. Not only will your children be able to WONDER… but also TEST their wonders through active hands-on learning. Reserve your spot today. 

 Apple Tree Children’s Center  

Apple Tree's Summer Camp Program is full of outdoor activities, field trips and hands-on projects to help keep children's minds and bodies active. 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. 

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”. See full camp and class descriptions on our website! 

 BritZa Performing Arts Studio 

Dance! Create! Craft! Sing! Act! Move! We have a variety of camps for movers and dancers of all ages (Walking Age - 18yo!), so there's plenty to discover this summer. From DiscoverDance to Musical Theatre Camp to Technique/Choreography Workshops to Pop-Up Dance Parties, we've got something for everyone. 

 Butterfly House & Aquarium: “Incredible Insects” & “Wonders of Water” 

Imagine your K-5th grader working directly with animals, engaging in observations of the Oxbow river, and working behind the scenes with a Biologist and/or Aquarist. This camp is designed to provide interactive, hands-on, and fun experiences in one of the most unique locations in the Midwest! 


 Camp High Hopes 

Camp High Hopes is for kids with disabilities and special needs. Your child will stretch their independence, gain new friends, grow their self-esteem, and challenge their perceived limitations with our therapeutic recreational experiences though our adaptive activities like archery, canoeing, high and low ropes elements, and more! 


 Camp Invention 

Inspire your kid’s creativity and confidence with Explore! Children in grades K-6 will team up with friends for fun, hands-on STEM adventures. From adopting a robotic fish to exploring space to building robotic artists and marble arcades, each activity is designed to give your explorer 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. 


 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 teach kids of all skill levels computer programming.  We offer engaging topics like coding, game building, Minecraft & Roblox.  Check our website for full camp schedule. 


 Color Me Mine Sioux Falls 

Come and join us for a fun and creative camp!  We will be making five amazing projects using ceramics, clay, and other fun materials! Each camper will receive a Color Me Mine canvas bag for their projects. 


 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 atmosphere. We have great speakers, worship, crafts, games, and campfires! We teach basic horsemanship, arena riding, and trail riding on over 45 acres of land!  


 EmBe Summer Camps 

EmBe has supported the youth of our community for one century. Our camps are intended to help children gain confidence, grow new friendships, and learn valuable lessons in teamwork and responsibility. From FIRST® LEGO® League to Babysitting camps, summer fun starts with EmBe! 


 First Tee—South Dakota   

First Tee – South Dakota is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges, all on the golf course. First Tee – South Dakota is building game changers one swing at a time. 

 Great Plains Zoo: Zoo Camp 

Wild about animals? With half-day and whole-day camps, ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for everyone! Camps include games, crafts, snacks, Zoo tours, animal encounters and more. Register today at! 


 Inspiration Hills 

Our mission for campers is to come to know and grow in Christ and build long lasting relationships! We have a variety of camps for all ages to enjoy through bible studies, chapels, and worship along with fun outdoor adventures: bonfires, swimming, horseback riding, archery, ropes course, canoeing, recreational games, and much more! 


 Kairos Elite Volleyball June Camps 

Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball offers training camps for athletes from 4th grade through 12th grade. These camps use proven skill-building techniques to boost volleyball athletes to their best performance level. June camps: college showcase, all skills, boys all skills, beach and private lessons. To learn more or register, visit our website. 


 Kids 'R' Kids 

Kids ‘R’ Kids is excited to launch Summer Camp 2022, the return to summer fun! Both the Junior and Senior Camps have jam-packed weeks filled with endless fun. New themes and engaging activities every week. Sign your child up today for a safe and exciting summer they won’t forget. 


 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. 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!  


Museum of Visual Materials   

We are excited for a variety of fun arts and craft classes all summer long! Classes range from one to two hours and only $5-$15! We will have new classes planned for children preschool age to teens. Look for upcoming creative classes such as painting, DIY projects, drawing, pottery and more! 


PeaceCARE at WestSide 

PeaceCare at WestSide is a partnership between PeaceCARE at Peace Lutheran and WestSide Lutheran. This new summer care program in northwest Sioux Falls for grades K-5 features activities on-site like arts & crafts, outdoor play, and games, as well as field trips off-site to the zoo, pools, parks, and more. 


Try our SwimJams! SwimJams provide 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. 


 Safety Village of South Dakota 

Safety Town, Heroes Camp and Teen CRASH Clinic. We are 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 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 develop a tailored plan through fundamentals and drill work. Academies include baseball, softball, basketball, golf, football, volleyball, and strength and conditioning.  


 Sanford Research PROMISE Summer Camps 

Sanford PROMISE is hosting scholarship-based camps for students. Each camp provides hands-on, immersive STEM experiences tailored for their age group. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Leading Edge Science camp is for grades 6-12 (varies by dates) and Finding Your Roots camp is for grades 6-8. Applications required. 


 SDGFP The Outdoor Campus Sioux Falls – Summer Programming 

We offer a variety of family focused outdoor programming in the summer.  This programming includes archery, bb guns, kayaking, fishing, and more that is all free to the public!  Registration for programming is at 8AM and opens May 11 for June; June 8 for July; and July 6 for August.   


 Sioux Falls Figure Skating: Shooting Stars Summer Skate Camp 

Shooting Stars Summer Skate Camp will focus on building your child's skating skills in a fun and exciting environment and encourage them to step out of their comfort zone, making new friends, and creating lifelong memories. This camp is for skaters ages 5-12 and beginner skaters to Freeskate 3 level skaters. 

 Sioux Falls Tennis Association (SFTA)

Come join the fun! SFTA hosts one of the finest junior programs in the SD with our experienced and caring teaching staff for all ages and skill levels. 10 & Under Tennis is used in our beginning groups to facilitate quicker learning and enjoyment of the game.   


 Skate City Summer Skate Card   

SKATE FREE ALL SUMMER if you have your own skates and a Summer Skate Card from Skate City! Skates are available to rent at $3.00/session. Summer Skate Cards are on presale from April 1st to May 31st for just $10 each. Pricing is $20 each starting June 1st. 


 Soccer Sprouts  

We are an education-based soccer program that helps children learn the FUN-damentals of soccer through games and activities, while developing their gross and fine motor skills. Our PROFESSIONALLY trained coaches believe children learn by playing, and we strive to give them a solid foundation to enjoy soccer for many years. 


 Swan Lake Christian Camp  

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


 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 theater. 


 Wings Gymnastics Summer Camp 

What will your kids be talking about this summer? Space, Sharks, Dinosaurs, Legos, or Pirates? They can explore it all through Wings Gymnastics’ weekly themed summer camp. Something different every week at our Bahnson location. Sign up for all 12 weeks or pick and choose the weeks you need. 


 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! 2022 programs are offered Monday-Friday in two-week sessions June 6th-August 12th.