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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!

Click here to check out our Gold Status on GuideStar

Click here to pledge today!

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We are excited to be offering this new program for our families. This program will allow an immersive experience with the reservation, explore ranches, powwows, rodeos, and the great outdoors. We have week long sessions for your family to bond and learn together. It is the perfect set up for family reunions, staff retreats, and getaways. Feel free to contact us about different dates for rental options. 


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.

Our dates for summer 2024 are as follows:

  • Session 1 (two week session) June 16 - June 228

  • Session 2 (shorter session) June 30 - July 3

  • Session 3 July 7 - July 12

  • Session 4 July 14 - July 19

  • Session 5 July 21 - 26

  • Session 6 July 28 - August 2

Volunteer at Camp!

We are able to scholarship 100% of our campers because of volunteers like you! We are always looking for our next great volunteer leads. Click "learn more" below for the 2024 application. 

Our dates for summer 2024 are as follows:

  • Wave 1 dates June 16th - July 12th 

  • Wave 2 dates July 5 - August 2nd 

  • Additional volunteer opportunity for clean up week August 2nd - 7th 



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

Volunteering for the Y Seven 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 

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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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