Summer Camps

Each summer, we provide a number of opportunities for low-income kids to attend summer camps.

Enriched summer learning opportunities are critical to help reduce “summer slide”.

“Summer slide” is considered the loss of learning comprehension over the summer. Most low-income kids have no opportunity to attend summer camps, either because of the cost of the camps or because they lack transportation.

kids listening to staff

For summer 2022, we will scholarship nearly 550 low-income kids into a wide variety of summer camps.

We have partnered with the YMCA Leif Erickson Day Camp, the Washington Pavilion/Kirby Science Center, Great Plains Zoo, Augustana University, the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Storm Indoor Football Team to provide incredible experiences for kids in the Sioux Falls School District. These opportunities are available because of generous donations from Dave & De Knudson, Joe & Jennifer Kirby, Mary & Chris Kolsrud, the Storm Football Team and Dorsey Trust Co.