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2018 Summer Camp Guide

AR Workshop


Name of Camp: Youth Wood and Canvas Summer ARt Camp

Date(s) & Time(s): June 11 – 15, July 9 – 13, August 13 – 17; from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ages: 8 – 14

Price: $175

Location:  Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-231-8399

Description of Camp: Join us for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! Each day is a new project! Participants will customize and make 5 DIY projects and a T-shirt over the course of the 5-day camp. Participants will have the opportunity to customize their project with their choice of paint colors from our decor line of paints. Kids are welcome to bring a snack and a drink to enjoy during a short break. Summer ARt Camp projects will consist of a canvas tote bag &T-shirt, wood photo frame, canvas wall hanging, youth wood plank sign, and a youth wood framed sign.

Augustana University


Name of Camp: Augustana Summer Music Camp

Date(s) & Time(s): June 4 – 9

Ages: 7th – 12th grade & 2018 High School Grads

Price: $475 (resident) $375 (commuters) before April 15

Location:  Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-274-5457 (Dr. Lisa Grevlos)

Description of Camp: 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 having some fun that has nothing to do with music! Choices include band, choir, orchestra, keyboard, guitar, small ensembles, enrichment electives and private lessons in voice and instrument. Academy ensembles, including Brass Quintet, Opera Theatre and String Trio, are available for the more advanced music student. Please see our website for scholarship opportunities.

Avera Therapy – Pediatrics


Name of Camp: Little Critters

Date(s) & Time(s): June 7, 14, 21, 28 from 9:00  – 10:30 a.m.                                        

Ages: 3 – 5     

Price: $100 for 4 sessions

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-322-5150

Description of Camp: Come join the fun! Little Critters offers an opportunity for your child to participate in a structured playtime to help promote the development of social skills in a language-rich environment. This playgroup will be led by licensed therapists and will provide opportunities for gross and fine motor play, facilitated social skills and language development. All children are welcome to join the fun!


 Avera Therapy – Pediatrics


Name of Camp: Munch & Crunch: Making Mealtimes Fun!

Date(s) & Time(s): June 7, 14, 21, 28 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                 

Ages: 3 – 7 (will group according to ages)

Price: $125 for 4 sessions

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-322-5150

Description of Camp: Tired of every mealtime being a battle? Looking for ways to encourage your picky eater to try something new? This camp works on providing a positive environment for food exploration, and education for children and their families on making mealtimes an enjoyable experience again. The group will address oral motor, sensory, social and play aspects of feeding in a small group setting led by a speech language pathologist and occupational therapist. Children will play and create with, sing about, and read about food to work towards greater acceptance and willingness to try things that are a little different.


Avera Therapy – Pediatrics


Name of Camp: SENSEational Fun

Date(s) & Time(s): June 12, 19, 26, July 12, August 2 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.                                                 

Ages: 7 – 10

Price: $125

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-322-5150

Description of Camp: A group designed to help children learn to self-regulate their attention, activity level and behavioral responses. To help them become more aware of their level of alertness, allowing them to learn to monitor, modify and change it to better be ready to meet the needs of different tasks and situations. It will include concepts from the “How Does My Engine Run” program and handouts/activities from Brainworks and be led by an occupational therapist. There will be interactive activities during the session to assist in identifying and changing their level of alertness, as well as take home activities to help them work on it in all environments.

Boy Scouts of America, Sioux Council


Name of Camp: Cub Scout Day Camp

Date(s) & Time(s):  June 16, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                                   

Ages: 6 – 10

Price: $35

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-323-0746

Description of Camp: Cub Scout day camps are full of fun and excitement for all boys, ages 6-10. STEM activities, shooting sports and exploration of the world in 2018! Grab your “passport to adventure” and join us!

Camp Invention


Date(s) & Time(s): June 4 – 8, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Ages: Kindergarten – 6th Grade

Price: $225

Location:  Brandon, SD and Harrisburg, SD

Phone Number: 800-968-4332

Description of Camp: Camp Invention’s all-new summer program, Fast Forward, shows children that even the wildest and craziest ideas can become reality! Campers in grades K-6 will create a vehicle of the future, design a mechanical robot dog, and build futuristic dream homes. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that encourage children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up! Visit or call 800.968.4332 to register. Use promo code ThinkBig15 to save $15 (expires 5/4).

Kids Inc.


Name of Camp: Kids Inc. Summer Academic Enrichment Program

Date(s) & Time(s): Two-week sessions running June 11 – August 3, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.                                               

Ages:  Completed K – 5th grade

Price: $25/family enrollment fee, plus rate for two-week session (price determined by your child’s lunch status at school: see website for pricing)

Location:  Three locations in Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-367-4424

Description of Camp:

June 11 – 22: Natural Wonders: Come take a look at the incredible natural world.

June 25 – July 6: Full STEAM Ahead: Come aboard for hands-on projects set to combine students’ skills in science technology, engineering, art and math.

July 9 – 20: It’s Showtime! Show off your creative side through art, music and dance!

July 23 – August 3: Superhero Academy: Learn what it means to be “Super” by exploring characteristics of real life superheroes. 

Singing Boys of Sioux Falls 


Name of Camp: Boys Sing Camp 2018!   

Date(s) & Time(s): June 12 – 15, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                               

Ages: 8 – 13   

Price:  $100, scholarships available

Location: Sioux Falls, SD   

Phone Number: 605-789-1524   

Description of Camp: Boys Sing Camp 2018 is an exciting four days of singing and activities for boys ages 8 – 13. Participants prepare music for the Boys Sing Tour and their final performance on Friday, tailgate and sing the National Anthem at a Canaries Baseball game, and participate in swimming and other fun activities. 

South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra 


Name of Camp:  Season Auditions  

Date(s) & Time(s):  May 18 – 21

Ages:  9 – 18; 4th – 12th grade

Price: N/A     

Location:  Sioux Falls, SD         

Phone Number:  605-335-7933 ext. 14

Description of Camp: The SDSYO is an educational program comprised of four student orchestras, ranging from a beginner string orchestra to an advanced symphonic orchestra. These orchestras provide an inspiring group setting that gives young musicians the tools and training to pursue artistic passions, develop musical talents and build leadership skills. Performances are scheduled at major venues throughout the season, giving students multiple opportunities to showcase their musical talents. To register online for an audition, visit our website. 

Wings Gymnastics Academy


Name of Camp: Wings Summer Camp

 Date(s) & Time(s): May 29 – August 17; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*no camp July – 6

Ages: All school aged

Price: $175/week or $150/week for full-time

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Phone Number: 605-271-8242

Description of Camp: Wings Summer Camp is set apart because the excitement startsin our 5-star gymnastics facility. At Wings, we take pride in our summer camp and our certified camp counselors. We strive for each child to be imaginative with art creations, invigorated with both indoor and outdoor activities, as well as enriched by learning new skills, all while we keep their bodies moving. Are you in for our 2018 Wings Summer Camp? 

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