Changing Lives for 97 years

Since 1920, our Sioux Falls Family YMCA camps have provided generations of campers with a safe, meaningful and life-changing outdoor camping experience. Children return year after year to enjoy our beautiful camp property, nestled along the forested shoreline of the Big Sioux River. While camp is close to home in the heart of Sioux Falls, it feels like a world away. Although our facilities and location are terrific, we know that it’s our counselors that ultimately make the camp experience so special.

Year-Round Programs!

Throughout the year, YMCA Camp Leif Ericson offers a variety of programs for children, adults and families. Our programs are great for groups of all sizes looking for a fun and unique experience together. Activities include Birthday Parties, Horseback Riding, Vacation Camps, Outdoor Education, Teambuilding, Weddings, Corporate Outings and Special Events.

Ga Ga League

For the past several summers, our 3,000+ YMCA Camp Leif Ericson campers have ranked Ga Ga as one of their favorite activities. In fact, the demand for Ga Ga has been so strong that we hold a Ga Ga Invitational Tournament each April, an exclusive event for returning campers. We also own three professional pits, the first of their kind in the region. With all of the excitement around this incredible sport, we are thrilled to offer a Ga Ga league at our new YMCA Youth Performance Center!

Upcoming Events

Leif Ericson Day Camp Staff Alumni Event

Date(s): Jul 22, 2017

Time(s): 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: YMCA Camp Leif Ericson

Annual Halloween Harvest Festival

Date(s): Oct 14, 2017

Time(s): 4:00 pm

Location: YMCA Camp Leif Ericson

Camp Trivia Night Fundraiser!

Date(s): Nov 17, 2017

Time(s): 6:00 pm

Location: El Riad Shrine

Camp is filling fast - don't miss out!

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