YMCA Camp Leif Ericson - One Week Program

HEROES Camp

YMCA Camp Leif Ericson is excited to partner with the Sioux Empire Safety Village to offer our exciting HEROES Camp! Campers will have the opportunity to interact with the HEROES of our community, and learn about different aspects of first responder professions. Activities include working with the Sioux Falls Police Department, K9 unit, Sioux Falls Fire and Rescue, SWAT, Crime Scene Investigation, and more!

As part of YMCA Camp Leif Ericson, our values-based program goes beyond simply showing up at Camp.  We strive to incorporate many of the aspects that make our day camp program special, including:

  • Fun activities at camp!  After a morning of activities at the Sioux Empire Safety Village, campers may ride a horse, paddle in a canoe or enjoy an archery class!
  • Camp energy!  Before starting each day, campers enjoy morning skits, songs, and team building activities.
  • Interactions with world class role models; summer camp staff and our community’s First Responders!

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Expose campers to the different First Responder careers in our community.
  • Give campers the skills and knowledge to keep them safe in emergency situations.
  • Foster teamwork and build new friendships among campers. 

WE MAKE CAMP FUN AND CONVENIENT FOR PARENTS, TOO!

  • FREE daily bus transportation for your child to/from camp
  • FREE hot lunch for your child each day
  • FREE daily access to photos through Bunk-1
  • Before and after camp childcare is available (7:30am to 5:30pm)

For more information on HEROES Camp, please contact Mike Murphy at mmurphy@siouxfallsymca.org or call (605) 336-2267.