Jr. Heroes Camp

AGES 7-11

YMCA Camp Leif Ericson is excited to partner with the Sioux Empire Safety Village to offer our exciting Jr. 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 specialized to suit 7-11 year olds 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!


  • 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. 


Session 4a: July 20-24

Pricing Information:

Tier 1: $185

Tier 2: $195

Tier 3: $205

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


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

  • FREE hot lunch for your child each day

  • Before and after camp childcare (7:30am to 5:30pm) for a one-time fee of $27.50

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