Ranch Camp

AGES 9-13

Ranch Camp provides a unique setting for campers to enjoy a traditional camp experience with an equestrian focus.  The one thing everyone has in common is the love and enjoyment of riding and working with horses. Each riding group rides at least once per day and frequently twice each day. There are 6-8 riders per group, with two instructors and an assistant present. Riding groups are determined by both age and ability. Our safe program provides instruction, fun and challenge to everyone from the first-time riders to those with years of experience. Our Western style lessons teach riders to ride in a balanced seat emphasizing self-awareness, effective use of the body and understanding of the horse. This “all purpose” approach will not only prompt better riding but also a more harmonious relationship between horses and riders of all disciplines and levels of experience.


  • 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 $49.00


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.

Overnight- Ranch campers experience two distinctive overnights during their two-week experience. 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.

Field Trips

  • Wild Water West​​


  • Un-mounted horsemanship classes

  • At least two trail rides

  • Climbing

  • Campfires

  • Teambuilding games

  • Arts & Crafts

  • The daily care of our horses and other animals

  • Two overnights!

  • Many other traditional camp activities!

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.

  • 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