Camp Leif Ericson



Since 1920, our Sioux Falls Family YMCA camps have provided generations of campers with a safe, meaningful and life-changing outdoor camping experience. Children return year after year to enjoy our beautiful camp property, nestled along the forested shoreline of the Big Sioux River. While camp is close to home in the heart of Sioux Falls, it feels like a world away. Although our facilities and location are terrific, we know that it’s our counselors that ultimately make the camp experience so special.

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Summer 2021 Session Dates:

  • Session 1: June 7-18

  • Session 2: June 21- July 2

  • Session 3: July 5-16

  • Session 4 July 19-30

  • Session 5: August 2-13


Registration: We are excited to announce that we are using a new registration system (CampMinder) this year. All families will need to create a new account when logging in to register for the first time. Our new system is extremely user friendly and easy to navigate. Click the red 'Create an account and REGISTER HERE' button to start the registration process in CampMinder. 

Lunch: The Camp Lunch Program will be offered in a different format this summer. Campers will have the opportunity to select a Camp Lunch Option for $40 (for two week programs) or $20 (for one week programs) which will provide a Camp Lunch each day for Campers or you will be able to bring your own lunch each day. Every Camper will receive a Camp Snack each afternoon regardless of the option you select. Coolers will be provided for each camper to store their lunch if they elect to bring their own. The menu is being created based upon feedback from campers over the past few summers and will be posted as soon as possible. This new format is due to a change in our classification by the Summer Food Service Program which is outside of our control.  

Overnights: Overnights are still being evaluated and a decision will be made as soon as possible. However, the Tepeetonka 10&11 year old program and Ranch Camp program will be moving to a one overnight format which will occur during week 2 of a session.   

Little Vikes

AGES 4-5

Tier 1: $155         Tier 2: $165         Tier 3: $175

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Leif Ericson

AGES 6-9

Tier 1: $355         Tier 2: $365         Tier 3: $375

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AGES 10-13

Tier 1: $385         Tier 2: $395         Tier 3: $405


Tepeetonka Leadership Camp

AGES 14-15

Tier 1: $405         Tier 2: $415         Tier 3: $425

Ranch Camp

AGES 9-13

Tier 1: $515         Tier 2: $525         Tier 3: $535

*Please note that 2021 Ranch Camp is full. To add your camper to the waitlist, please click the 'REGISTER HERE' button.

Tailfeather Camp

AGES 11-15

Tier 1: $295         Tier 2: $305        Tier 3: $315

*Click the Specialty Camps logo to learn more about these programs.

Specialty Camps

AGES 6-13

Tier 1: $185         Tier 2: $195        Tier 3: $205

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Contact Us

Downtown YMCA:

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


Tel. 605.336.3190

Fax 605.336.3516

Youth Performance Center: 

2517 S Shirley Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106


Tel. 605.274.9622

Camp Leif Ericson: 

2301 E 26th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103


Tel. 605.336.2267

Youth Basketball:

220 S. Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104


Tel. 605.336.3190