Downtown YMCA: 220 S. Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD  57104

Tel. 605.336.3190

Camp Leif Ericson: 2301 E 26th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Tel. 605.336.2267

Youth Performance Center: 2517 S Shirley Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Tel. 605.274.9622

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Camp Leif Ericson

CHANGING LIVES FOR

NEARLY 100 YEARS

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.

LITTLE VIKES

Ages 4-5 years

Camp Little Vikes is a unique half-day program, specially designed for the young, first-time camper.  It is the perfect way for your son or daughter to take their first small steps of independence under the supervision of caring and supportive staff.   

Camp Little Vikes has a special area of camp just for them where they enjoy an introductory sampling of traditional camp activities.  Within the watchful eye of our well- trained staff, campers enjoy nature hikes, water games, fishing, music, sports, arts & crafts and other special age-appropriate activities.

CAMP LEIF ERICSON

Ages 6-9 years

Kids simply love Leif Ericson Day Camp.  Summer after summer, our campers return to reunite with their best friends and camp counselors. There are favorite horses to ride, campfires to enjoy and old camp stories to be re-told.  Many of our camper parents are often seen reconnecting with old friends and warm memories during parent’s night each summer.

CAMP TEPEETONKA

Ages 10-13 years

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.

RANCH CAMP

Ages 9-13 years

Horses keep kids active.  Riding and taking care of a horse is good physical exercise and teaches responsibility.  Plus, horseback riding improves overall self-confidence, balance and coordination. 

TEPEETONKA LEADERSHIP CAMP

Ages 14-15 years

Our Teen Leadership Camp provides young teens with a fun and meaningful experience, combining aspects of being a camper and a staff member.  We focus on individual development, team building, and self-discovery.  

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Ages 6-13 years

We offer a variety of one-week camps, specializing in a variety of different activities and sports. Campers get to experience a mix traditional camp activities, and specialized activities throughout their week of camp. 

TEEN ADVENTURE TRIPS

Ages 11-15 years

Our teen adventure trips provides young teens with the opportunity to travel, and experience nature outside of Sioux Falls. Combining aspects of camping, backpacking, and team building, these trips allow young teens to take steps to become more independent. 

Camp Questions?

Camp Leif Ericson Leadership Staff

Executive Director: Mike Murphy

Program Coordinator: Nicole Bartling

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