YMCA Camp Leif Ericson - One Week Program

Cheer & Dance Camp

Whether your child is just beginning or wants to enhance their competitive skills, our highly trained staff is prepared to help take your child to the next level. Campers will have the opportunity to develop their skills throughout the week and even have the opportunity to perform at YMCA Camp Leif Ericson on the final day of each session.
As part of YMCA Camp Leif Ericson, our values-based program goes beyond simply showing up in the gym.  We strive to incorporate many of the aspects that make our day camp program special, including:
  • Fun activities at camp!  While taking a break from cheer and dance instruction, campers may ride a horse, paddle in a canoe or enjoy an archery class!
  • Camp energy!  Before starting a cheer and dance activity practice, campers enjoy morning skits and songs.
  • Interactions with our world class group of role models - summer camp staff!


  • Build new friendships and learn about how to be a team-member.  
  • Enhance various skills and fundamentals in groups according to age.  
  • Learn the skills of cheer and dance while practicing techniques and routines.
  • Practice good sportsmanship and motivate each other to succeed.
  • Engage in various age appropriate activities that enhance social emotional skills, physically activity and self-confidence


  • FREE daily bus transportation for your child to/from YMCA Camp Leif Ericson
  • FREE hot lunch for your child each day
  • FREE daily access to photos through Bunk-1
  • Before and after camp childcare is available (7:30am to 5:30pm)
While campers start and end their day at YMCA Camp Leif Ericson, they are transported to and from the YMCA Youth Performance Center located at 2517 Shirley Avenue in Sioux Falls.  
For more information on Cheer and Dance Camp, please contact Mike Murphy at camp@siouxfallsymca.org or call (605) 336-2267.