AGES 10-13

Designed for the older camper, Camp Tepeetonka has an emphasis on personal challenge, skill-building, adventure and opportunities for friendship building.  Campers enjoy their own “camp within a camp” with special features such as an independent pavilion, amphitheater and ropes course.  Special activities include two overnights, scavenger hunts, water wars and a day-long trip to Wild Water West. What makes this program so special; however, is the focus on building friendships, with a particular concentration on team building.  Campers have the opportunity to lead “all camp” activities that require goal setting, planning and problem solving together.  To help facilitate this learning experience, campers spend time in small groups with specialized staff, utilizing camp’s low and high ropes team-building course. In addition, Camp Tepeetonka has a reputation of instilling traditional values through staff role-modeling, inspirational campfire programs and opening reflections each morning at beautiful Campfire Point.


  • FREE daily bus transportation for your child to/from camp

  • FREE hot lunch for your child each day

  • Before and after camp childcare is available (7:30am to 5:30pm) with a one-time fee of $49.00.


  • Archery

  • Arts & Crafts

  • BB Range Sports

  • Canoeing

  • Fishing

  • GaGa Ball 

  • Hammocks

  • High Ropes Course

  • Horseback Riding 

  • Low Ropes Course 

  • Biking

  • Music

  • Nature Education

  • Outdoor Cooking 

  • Special Events & Themed Activities

  • Sports

  • Field Trips


Family Night- This year we are hosting ONE family night event each session. Family night for every camp will be on the Tuesday evening during the second week of your camper's session 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Camp Overnights- Tepeetonka campers experience two distinctive overnights during their two-week experience.  Campers are divided into two groups, ages 10-11 and 12-13, each staying at separate overnight locations that have unique and age specific features. The day following the first overnight campers will arise to a pancake breakfast. Both overnights are bursting with activities, songs, skits and special events. The second overnight is when the unforgettable closing campfire and special awards night is held for our campers.


High Ropes Course-Tepee campers are challenged on our state-of-the-art High Ropes Course, the largest course in the state of South Dakota! The course increases self-confidence, team building, courage, and a sense of accomplishment in a safe environment. Campers are all able to be successful at their own level in this "challenge by choice" activity.

Field Trips:

  • Wild Water West

  • Wall Lake


Camp Tepeetonka is split into two age groups. 10&11 year olds participate in "Tepeetonka Alpha", and 12&13 year olds participate in "Tepeetonka Grande". The age groups provide the opportunity for campers to progress through their years of camp, and experience different and exciting activities as they get older.

Pricing Information:

Tier 1: $385

Tier 2: $395

Tier 3: $405

*If you're interested in receiving financial aid, please follow the link provided to the financial aid application.

  • YMCA Camp Leif Ericson
  • Sioux Falls YMCA
  • Sioux Falls YMCA

Contact Us

Downtown YMCA:

220 S. Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD  57104

E. welcome@siouxfallsymca.org

Tel. 605.336.3190

Fax 605.336.3516

Youth Performance Center: 

2517 S Shirley Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106

E. ypc@siouxfallsymca.org

Tel. 605.274.9622

Camp Leif Ericson: 

2301 E 26th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

E. camp@siouxfallsymca.org

Tel. 605.336.2267

Youth Basketball:

220 S. Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

E. basketball@siouxfallsymca.org

Tel. 605.336.3190