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The Hood Magazine

Summer Camp Guide 2023 for Sioux Falls and the Surrounding Areas

Mar 19, 2023 ● By The Hood Magazine

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.  


Sioux Falls Tennis Association 

We provide lessons for ages 4 on up.  The goals of our programs are to introduce youth to the sport of tennis and instruct players with experience, raising skills to a higher level.  Lessons are run in two five-week sessions with two fun beginner tournaments. We operate at local parks. 


First Tee - South Dakota  

First Tee - South Dakota is a youth development organization that uses golf to teach life skills and values that will empower your child through challenges. We have programs for ages 5 to18 throughout the year. To learn more, visit our website or give us a call at 605.367.7092. 


YMCA Camp Leif Ericson 

Campers ages 4-15 are welcome to join our day camps where kids of all backgrounds discover who they are and imagine who they can be, with activities that foster lifelong skills, build self-confidence, and create lasting friendships. 2023 programs are offered Monday-Friday in two-week sessions, June 5-August 11. 


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. These connections allow each person to explore and play in a nurturing environment, leading to a stronger faith foundation, discovering personal gifts, developing new skills, and building life-long relationships.  


Central Preschool & Kindergarten Summer Fun 

Your child will have a blast this summer as we explore topics such as camping, sandcastles, watermelons, and even bubbles. We've designed each morning to include hands-on learning centers, sing-along time, Bible lessons and a tasty snack! Summer Fun is for ages 3-6. Must be potty trained.  


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! Flexible packages available to fit all schedules. 


Museum of Visual Materials 

Let’s get creative in the Museum of Visual’s Art Classroom! 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!  



Join us for a summer camp adventure at the Zoo! With wide ranging topics and schedules to choose from, there’s bound to be something your child will enjoy. Each camp includes games, crafts, tours of the Zoo, animal encounters - and more! Register at  


Safety Village of South Dakota Summer Education 2023 

Safety Fairs, Heroes Camps and Teen CRASH Clinics-The Safety Village of South Dakota is committed to reducing accidents involving children and teens by offering Safety education 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 PROMISE 

Sanford PROMISE is hosting summer programs for middle school and high school aged students. Each program provides hands-on, immersive STEM experiences tailored for their age group.  The Inside Out and Finding Your Roots programs are for grades 6-8 and Research in Action is for grades 9-12.  


Inspiration Hills 

Inspiration Hills offers a variety of exciting Christian camp experiences for all age groups: horse camps, indoor air-conditioned camps, outdoor camps, grandparent/grandchild camps, high school leadership camps, and more! Experience team building activities, our ACCT certified ropes course, axe throwing range, and more exciting games! 


SafeSplash SwimJam 

At SafeSplash, we believe swimming is a life skill®, and that consistency and frequency are key to a swimmer’s success. Swim camps are the perfect way to advance faster. Our camps, called SwimJams, span two weeks, and students meet four times during the week for 30 minutes at a time.  


Wings Summer Camp 

Your kids can explore it all through Wings’ weekly themed summer camp. We're committed to giving your child an exciting & rewarding camp experience. Something different every week at our Bahnson location. Sign up for all 12 weeks or pick the weeks you need. See our ad on page 29. 


AR Workshop Sioux Falls / ART CAMP  

AR Workshop Summer ARt Camps promote creativity and hands-on STEAM learning in a fun and social environment for all children ages 7-14. As well as little crafter camps for younger children. We’ve added brand new sessions (no repeats). So your child can do one camp, or all of them!! 


Children's Museum of South Dakota 

We have camps and classes for ages 2-12! Our experiences are hands-on and child-led. Our maker studio helps to foster creativity, curiosity, and self-expression through a variety of activities, including robotics, circuitry, theater, sculpture, and more! Head over to our website calendar at for a list of offerings. 


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!  


Code Ninjas 

Code Ninjas offers 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 and Roblox.  Check our website for full camp schedule. 


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 PreK-12th grade options including athletics camps and academic summer classes to avoid the “summer slump”. See full camp and class descriptions on our website! 


Skate City 

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 February 1st to May 31st for just $15 each. Pricing is $25 each starting June 1st. 


Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club | 2023 Shooting Stars Summer Skate Camp 

The SFFSC is inviting your child to the 2023 Shooting Stars Summer Skate Camp! This camp will focus on building skating skills in a fun, exciting environment while encouraging your child to step out of their comfort zone, make new friends, and create lifelong memories. Ideal for children ages 5-12. 


EmBe Summer Camps 

EmBe creates confident youth leaders by building on strengths and deepening skills. Explore EmBe’s unique summer opportunities – Robotics, Babysitting Camp, Art Camp, Camp Girls on the Run and so much more. We empower kids of all ages to be their best selves. Summer fun starts with EmBe! 


Camp OnAqua 

Camp OnAqua is a week-long day camp for kids ages 8-13. 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. For more information, please visit


Camp High Hopes 

Camp High Hopes offers an incredible opportunity for kids with disabilities and special needs to experience a fun and enriching summer! With so many adaptive experiences to choose from, your child can explore new activities, build relationships, and develop self-confidence while challenging their perceived limitations.  


Up Tempo Music Lessons 

Let your kid rock out this summer at Up Tempo Music Camp! Students ages 6-12 can learn piano, guitar, drums, and play in a band. Imagine how your child will feel playing in a rock band alongside their fellow musicians. Sign up today for an unforgettable summer experience! 


BritZa Performing Arts Studio 

New Location! Let your creativity soar this summer while exploring dancing, singing, and acting!  Be a part of a production, make and take puppets, and mystery-themed dance camps are just a few of the imagination-packed offerings for your child to experience!  Summer camps available for kids aged 2 through high school. 


Washington Pavilion 

Washington Pavilion Summer Camps are hands-on experiences that create memorable moments in an amazing, 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.  


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. 


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. 


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. 


Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation 

Make your summer super! Lifeguard with Parks and Recreation. Lifeguard pay is $16.48 for a fun, flexible, fulfilling seasonal job. Apply today! 


Butterfly House & Aquarium Summer Camp 

Get down and dirty in the incredible world of insects - or take a deep dive into the wonders of water with Butterfly House & Aquarium summer camps!  


SD GFP Outdoor Campus - Sioux Falls 

The Outdoor Campus' mission is to provide education about outdoor skills, wildlife, conservation and management practices of South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks to all ages in order to preserve our outdoor heritage. 


Camp Invention 

Camp Invention® is bringing new, imaginative STEM experiences for grades K-6! Register for the all-new program, Wonder, at Use promo code SUM25 by 3/30 to save $25!  


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.  


Siouxland Libraries  

Get ahead through Siouxland Libraries 2023 Summer Reading Program. Read books and win prizes from June 2 through August 11. Reading together makes Siouxland Stronger Together.