Downtown YMCA: 220 S. Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD  57104

Tel. 605.336.3190

Camp Leif Ericson: 2301 E 26th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Tel. 605.336.2267

Youth Performance Center: 2517 S Shirley Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Tel. 605.274.9622

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Camp Leif Ericson Rentals and Retreats

RETREATS & OUTINGS

Whether you're gathering together to celebrate a job well done, or to strengthen teamwork, YMCA Camp Leif Ericson is the venue for you.

An effective team works together to solve problems. They trust one another with tasks, knowing that together, they will get the job done.  Camp is a wonderful retreat venue for businesses, organizations, boards and schools. Celebrate a job well done with a picnic or outings. 

Activities include team-building, boating, fishing, rock climbing, ropes courses and sports (i.e., archery, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, etc.). Camp can accommodate exclusive rentals or more than one group on site at a time - depending on your needs. If your group is not the only one at camp, a staff member will schedule groups so that activities are segregated and your group has a dedicated experience. Rental prices are dependent on exclusivity, activities, number of guests and length of your event.

For more information, please contact Mike Murphy

mmurphy@siouxfallsymca.org

(605) 336-2267.

 

RENTALS

Weddings

Twilight seems more golden, friendships warmer and the stars brighter at summer camp. Whether on the shore of the Big Sioux River or under the canopy of the forest, weddings at YMCA Camp Leif Ericson are special occasions.

Every wedding is unique - the possibilities are endless at camp! We offer flexibility for everything from simple ceremonies to elaborate receptions with a band and dance floor, or an overnight weekend.

Rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and receptions are all easily accommodated. We welcome catering services, DJs, bands and entertainment. Rental prices are dependent on the number of guests and length of your event. As part of your rental fee, you can be confident that a staff member will be on site during your event. 

For more information, please contact Mike Murphy

mmurphy@siouxfallsymca.org

(605) 336-2267.

Birthday Parties

Want to take the stress out of planning your child’s next Birthday Party? The YMCA is proud to offer an exciting environment for birthday parties at three unique locations! We have many options available to make your child’s birthday party one to remember.

 

Although NOT required we recommend making reservations at least four weeks before your desired event date. Party reserving will close the Monday before the weekend. 

For more information, please contact Mike Murphy

mmurphy@siouxfallsymca.org

(605) 336-2267.

Party Options Include:

Camp Explorers Party
YMCA Member Price: $139 / Non-Member Price: $179
Your group will have one hour of fun, led by one of our Camp Leif Ericson Counselors on an adventure through camp. A variety of activities are available, including archery, zipline, pedal karts, climbing tower and more! After all activities, the party continues for 30 minutes at the Big Top for cake and presents. 
Up to 10 children; $10 for each additional child.

 

Camp Field “Sports of all Sorts” Party
YMCA Member Price: $139 / Non-Member Price: $179
Your group will have one hour of outdoor sports at our Camp Leif Ericson. A variety of field sports will be available to play, including soccer, lacrosse, GaGa, ultimate frisbee, and more! This party package includes one hour of activity and 30 minutes in the party room for cake and presents.
Up to 10 children; $10 for each additional child.

 

Pirate Ship Party
YMCA Member Price: $139 / Non-Member Price: $179
Throw on an eye patch and wooden leg before you head out on the open seas with a Camp Leif Ericson Counselor. You and your birthday mateys get to go on a treasure expedition on our infamous pirate ship. But, you better hurry! Your arch enemy, Pirate Ericson, is on the hunt for the same treasure! (Pirate costumes and other equipment provided.) Includes one hour of treasure hunting activity and 30 minutes in the party room for cake and presents.
Up to 10 children; $10 for each additional child.

 
 

TEAM BUILDING PROGRAM

Our team building programs consist of a series of challenges for individuals and groups, requiring problem solving, communication, cooperation, trust and teamwork for their completion. The challenges draw on the strengths and commitment of each member of the group.

 

Our staff will help you refine goal setting and explore the importance of trust and communication all while having a great time! Through large and small group games, cooperative activities, problem-solving challenges and trust building activities, your group has the opportunity to come to know themselves and their peers in a new way. We build our programs around “Challenge by Choice”—a guideline that teaches participants to choose their level of participation within their own level of comfort and ability.

For more information, please contact Mike Murphy

mmurphy@siouxfallsymca.org

(605) 336-2267.

 

TRAIL RIDES

Enjoy the beauty of YMCA Camp Leif Ericson as our professional wranglers take your family or group deep into our beautiful forest for an unforgettable horseback riding experience.  Kids and adults alike appreciate exploring the trails along the shores of the Big Sioux River and building memories together.  Riders of all experience levels are welcome.  

Trail rides are $30 per person for the one-hour period.  Ten riders are allowed per group (two person minimum).  This program is offered May - October.  Please reserve at least one week in advance.  

The Group Leader is the only participant that needs to register (please select the number of riders when registering online).  All participants are required to complete a riding waiver, submitted on the day of the trail ride.  The waiver can be downloaded on the right-hand column of this page.

     

Trail Rides Times
Trail Rides will begin starting on May 7th and are offered at the following times:

Saturdays: 10:00am, 11:00 am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm

Sundays: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm

For more information, please contact Mike Murphy

mmurphy@siouxfallsymca.org

(605) 336-2267.

 
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