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Camp Programs

We offer a variety of fun filled programs for the summer. Our camp programs provide a safe and supportive environment for kids to learn, explore, and grow. Our goal is to teach life skills through the character traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and traditional Lakota values.

YMCA CAMP MARROWBONE

YMCA Camp Marrowbone provides a safe environment for kids to learn, explore, and grow. Our goal is to teach life skills through the character traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and traditional Lakota values. Our camp experience results in new friendships, the opportunity to try all sorts of activities, and a place to call home.

Camp Marrowbone dates for summer 2024:

  • Session 1: June 23rd - July 3rd

  • Session 2: July 7th - July 19th

  • Session 3: July 21st - July 27th

Kids 2 Camp

We are inspired by what Leslie Marrowbone envisioned 50 years ago on the shores of Lake Oahe. 1971 is when the Sioux YMCA made its stance to youth development with our 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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FAMILY CAMP!

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.

Family Camp dates for summer 2024:

  • July 28th - August 3rd

  • August 4th - August 10th

  • August 11 - 17

  • August 18 - 24

  • August 25 - Sept 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 below for the 2024 application.

Our camp dates for summer 2024 are as follows:

Session 1: June 23rd - July 3rd

Session 2: July 7th - July 19th

Session 3: July 21st - July 27th

Family Camp 1: July 28th - August 3rd

Family Camp 2: August 4th - August 10th

Day Camp

The YMCA of the Seven Council Fires will offer summer Day Camp in2 locations for 2024. We operate out of our downtown facility in Dupree, as well as grass-roots Y-without-walls style in Cherry Creek.

Each week of Day Camp is filled with fun games and new activities designed by the staff and campers to give everyone a chance to be themselves and shine!

Teen Programs at Camp

Teens at camp get the amazing opportunity to spend two weeks at camp, learning new skills. This is done through a unique multi-tiered program. This program is designed to provide the teens of our area the opportunity to grow their leadership skills while also helping them build hands-on job skills.

YMCA store!

YMCA Seven Fires merchandise is always available for purchase. If you would like to know more about the items we have on sale contact our Associate Executive Director, Brittany, at brittany@siouxymca.org

See below for a sample of the items on sale.

We also have mugs($15), sunglasses ($12), stickers($4-5), and more availed! 

We opened an Etsy shop!

The pieces sold in our Etsy shop are handmade and crafted with passion by talented artisans from our YMCA's Lakota Artist Entrepreneur Program. These unique pieces are not just jewelry; they are a celebration of culture, heritage and the artistic spirit of the Lakota people. Our program provides a platform for local Lakota artists to showcase their creativity and share their stories with the world.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR CAMP PROGRAMS?

Contact our Director of Camping: Nick Nathanson

Email: nick@siouxymca.org

Y Phone: (605) 365-5232

Camp Phone: (605) 733-2652

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 218

Dupree, SD 57623

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