Summer Camps Guide 2024

Summers for kids growing up are meant for adventure and fun! Our 2024 Summer Camps Guide is full of programming that will keep your child active and learning all summer long. Watch their confidence soar as they challenge themselves, learn new skills, and grow fantastic friendships. Find the perfect camp fit for your family below!  

Levitt Jam Camp

Join Levitt at the Falls and Augustana University for a dynamic summer camp experience where music intertwines with community, fostering friendships, learning, and musical inspiration. Amplify your music experience with three different camps focusing on Latin music for ages 9-11, hip-hop for ages 11-14, and songwriting for ages 14-18.  

First Tee - South Dakota

Through the game of golf, First Tee offers programs for kids 5-18 that create new experiences that build character and empower them through a lifetime of new challenges and continuous growth – all on the golf course! Programs are offered at Elmwood and Dells Rocky Run. Registration opens March 5th. 

Dakota Spirit Cheer Camp

Join us for four fun-filled days of CHEER! Campers will be learning cheer basics, tumbling, and stunts! We will get to show off our cheer routine at the end of the week! All cheer camp participants will receive a free Dakota Spirit T-shirt! June 10-13 and July 8-11. See website for additional info. 

Camp WILD at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum

Young explorers will discover nature through earthy fun and scientific play—as they wander, stomp, and splash through 155 acres of NATURE-PLAYGROUND. Expect an experience loaded with healthy hikes, camp songs, nature crafts, mystery, wonder, dirty knees, and puddles (wellies recommended)! Plant a connection to nature that will grow for a lifetime.

Soccer Sprouts

We are an education-based skills program that helps children learn the FUN-damentals of soccer. Our professionally trained coaches work with kids of all ability levels, introducing them to soccer by playing tons of fun, age-appropriate games and activities. Played before? Our coaches can keep your player challenged and learning!  

Inspiration Hills

Inspiration Hills is well known for its Christ-centered programs, exciting variety of activities, and memorable impact on the lives of young people. At Inspiration Hills, your camper will deepen their relationship with Christ through daily chapels, worship, activities, Bible studies, and our high ropes challenge course.  

Sanford Sports Academy

At Sanford Sports Academy, we’re committed to helping you enhance every part of your game. From proper mechanics to foundational skills and advanced techniques, you’ll master the abilities you need for peak performance. Camps and clinics include basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, golf, and football.  

Wings Gymnastics Academy

Summer boredom falls & kids can explore it all at Wing’s themed weekly camps! We’re committed to giving your child an exciting & rewarding camp experience—something truly different, with special guests each week at our Bahnson location.  

Museum of Visual Materials

Get creative in the Museum of Visual Materials classroom! Classes range from one to two hours and are only $5-$15! We have new classes planned for children from preschool age to teens. Look for upcoming creative classes such as painting, DIY projects, drawing, pottery, and more!   

SWIMJAMS at SafeSplash

​​Our July Camps are A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS (a two-week camp for actors ages 6–10) and James & The Giant Peach Jr. (A two-week camp for actors ages 11–14). In May, our Penguin Project Camp starts. A production of The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition (Four-month camp for all abilities ages 10-25).  

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!  

Camp Gan Israel

Camp Gan Israel is a place where dreams come true. Through sports, crafts, baking, water activities, and field trips, we strive to give children a summer they will never forget, all in a Jewish environment that celebrates their heritage. We accept ages 5-13. We will run Monday – Friday, 8:30-3:30, August 5-16. 

Great Plains Zoo and Butterfly House & Aquarium

Explore the whole wild world this summer – from the ocean depth to the sky above! With sessions for ages 4-5, 6-8, and 9-11, there’s something for every young animal lover to discover. New offerings this year include a sleepover at BHA, Wildlife Around the World, Zoo Careers, and more!   

Washington Pavilion

Our camps are hands-on learning experiences that create memorable moments in a fun environment, resulting in wonderful opportunities for students of all ages. They fill up fast, so be sure to sign up early! Enroll Today! 

CTE and Southeast Technical College Career Exploration Camps

The Sioux Falls School District Career and Technical Education Academy, in conjunction with Southeast Technical College, is offering summer Career Exploration Camps. Middle school students can learn about jobs in healthcare, engineering, or the trades. Please visit the website for details, dates, and registration information.  

LifeScape Therapy Intensive Programs

Summer is a great time to catch up on skills your child might need a little help with. LifeScape Intensify is a collection of specific therapeutic interventions delivered at a higher intensity, to reach individual goals in a shorter amount of time. Check it out! 

Lutheran Outdoors in South Dakota

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, which leads to a stronger faith foundation, discovery of personal gifts, development of new skills, and building life-long relationships.  

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. 

Dakota Alliance Soccer Club

Youth Soccer Summer Camp registration is open to kids of all abilities and levels. Come have a fun summer soccer experience before fall soccer leagues begin! 

Hawaii Fluid Art of Sioux Falls-Kids Creativity Camps

Aloha Kids! Come and be inspired as you create a different piece of art every day in a fun environment! Camps are 5 days, Mon-Fri, featuring different themes and a variety of art projects, so sign up for one or several weeks! Snacks provided. Kids ages 8-18, separate teen camp. 

Camp Invention

Spark your child’s creativity and confidence with our new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate!  

Children in grades K-6 will team up and take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. They’ll design a light-up ball game, star in a prototyping game show, and more! Visit invent.org/Local to secure your spot!

KIDS 'R' KIDS OF PRAIRIE HILLS

Galactic Quest Summer Camp! Camp has unique weekly themes. Featuring a Junior Camp for kindergarten to second grade and a Senior Camp for third to fifth grade, each week involves a new theme designed to empower and enlighten campers through amusing activities, fascinating field trips, timely lessons in teamwork, and more! 

Sylvan Learning Center

Sylvan Learning of Sioux Falls offers SUMMER TUTORING! With a 30-hour Summer Tutoring program, your child can avoid summer learning loss and will be prepared to start school again with confidence! Sylvan Learning provides an academic assessment and personal tutoring program for each student! Morning or afternoon sessions are available. 

EmBe

EmBe camps are a blast for kids aged 6 -14! FIRST LEGO League fosters STEM education through robot-building, get childcare savvy in our Babysitting Camp, Camp Girls on the Run blends physical activity with confidence-building lessons, and unleash creativity in Art Camps. EmBe promises a summer of fun and learning.

Siouxland Libraries

Be a lifelong learner with Siouxland Libraries. Get free access to high school equivalency test and prep assistance, ESOL classes, online job application assistance, book clubs, programs, and more.  

605Tutor Academy

We offer a Clever Cup Stacking Lab and a Crazy Fun Multiplication Lab for ages 9-13. Girls 11-16 will want to check out our Friendship Academy for fun and friends. Summer labs bring skill, confidence, fun, and friends. Try something new this summer! 

Swan Lake Christian Camp

All are welcome to come and make great friends on the shores of Swan Lake.  Just 45 minutes from Sioux Falls, youth experience Christ through the daily chapel, personal reflection, life-giving campfires, and nightly cabin devotions.  Fun activities throughout the day include archery, crafts, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and recreational games. 

GFP Outdoor Campus

The GFP Outdoor Campus Sioux Falls is your haven for FREE outdoor programming! Don’t forget to sign your family up for programming this summer! Summer Booklets come out April 24th, and registration is May 8th for June classes, June 5th for July classes, and July 3rd for August classes.  

Central Preschool & Kindergarten

Your child will have a blast learning new skills, making new friends, and exploring all things summer-related! Summer Fun mornings include hands-on learning centers, sing-along time, Bible lessons, and tasty snacks! 

Sioux Falls Tennis Association

We provide lessons for ages 4 and 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. 

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 during the summer, your child will grow in his or her confidence in math…and actually enjoy doing it! 

Skate City

Skate with FREE admission all summer long when you purchase our Summer Skate Pass! Pre-sale is April through May, and passes are just $15 each! Valid all summer (May-August) for daytime public sessions. Visit our website to learn more and purchase yours!  

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 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 prairieplay.org for a list of offerings.   

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. 2024 programs are offered Monday-Friday in two-week sessions, June 5-August 11. 

Britza Performing Arts Studio

Let your creativity soar this summer while exploring dancing, singing, and acting! Dive into “Finding Nemo,” groove at our Taylor Swift-themed dance camp, explore theater makeup magic, captivate with puppetry, twirl at princess camp, and more! Camps and classes for all ages! 

City of Sioux Falls - Park & Recreation

Make bank with Parks and Recreation. Become a summer lifeguard and earn up to $7,000* this summer. Apply today! 

*Hourly wages start at $17.06. Working 40 hours a week for a 10-week summer could earn you $7,000 or more. 

Sioux Falls Figure Skating

We provide opportunities and instruction for skaters of all ages and abilities, encouraging their passion for ice sports and empowering them to reach their goals. 

Other Summer Camp Programs in the Sioux Falls Area:

  • Safety Villiage of South Dakota
  • Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Summer Activities 
  • Camp High Hopes (Sioux City) 
  • Up Tempo Music Camps
  • All American Gymnatics 
  • Power and Grace Gymnatics
  • Ultimate Dance and Cheer Summer Camps
  • Dance Gallary of SD Summer Camps
  • 605 Ninja
  • Color Me Mine
  • Augustana Summer Sports Camps
  • University of Sioux Falls Summer Sports Camps
  • SDSU Summer Camp Programs (Brookings)
  • USD Summer Camp Programs (Vermillion) 
  • Our Dakota Dreams Summer Programs (Statewide) 
  • Summer Athletic Camps through the Sioux Falls School District 
  • Lake Okoboji United Methodist (Okoboji, Iowa)