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We have changed our name!


YMCA of the Seven Council Fires


Our Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, key staff and community members made up the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force. This group was tasked with creating the new name for this unique YMCA to represent the community as effectively as possible. 

For the time being we will have all website traffic land here while we build our new website and transition the information to the new site. 

We will be transitioning the names of all of our social media and creating a new website,

Thank you for your support through these changes!

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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! 

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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 of the 7 Council Fires

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. Click here for the registration link 


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.

Check out our 2021 Audit and 2021 Form 990. For more information you can contact us at

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