50 Years of Camping!

We wonder what Leslie Marrowbone envisioned 50 years ago on the shores of Lake Oahe. 50 years ago is when the Sioux Y made it's stance to youth development with the first ever summer camp. The years have been unique, not without challenges, but with huge reward. Thank you to all of our supporters who made the growth of camp possible. We are aiming to raise $50,000 for our campers. Here is a breakdown of what your gift can do for our youth:

$20 - Provides S.T.E.M. and craft supplies to enhance our intentional camp curriculum


$50 - Provides essentials, including sleeping bags, bedding, and toiletries


$100 - Provides 25 healthy and nutritious meals and snacks 


$250 - Provides one week of transportation for campers to eliminate barriers 


$500 - Scholarships a camper for an amazing week at Camp Marrowbone


$1000 - Scholarships a 2 week Teen Development Participant, includes college visits

Thank you for your support! 




The Global Indigenous Youth Summit (GIYS) is a conference designed to create a safe environment for indigenous and under-represented youth. Founded in understanding, compassion, and trust, it connects and provides youth with a safe place to share their stories. GIYS helps indigenous youth expand their worldview through listening to the success of others, empowers them to develop solution based approaches to the inequities they face, and builds a community on a global scale.


Our goal is to teach life skills through the character traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and traditional Lakota values.


Sioux YMCA youth programs build on a child's natural curiosity by providing ample opportunities to explore, dream, and discover.

Volunteering for the Y

Volunteers are a pivotal part of this community and our organization. They help us better serve the youth of our area. At the Y, we have a place and purpose for you.


Supporting the Y means that kids can experience new environments and activities, go to camp, enjoy a warm, nutritious meal, and be encouraged by caring, sober, adult role models.

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224 6th St

P.O. Box 218 

Dupree SD, 57623

(605) 365-5232