EmBe Summer Camps offer a fun, interactive and unique experience for youth all summer long! Check out all our camp options below:
This 2-day camp will give each potential babysitter hands on training with the children in our EmBe childcare center, which makes our babysitter training camp a unique experience! Plus, they'll learn about keeping children safe, which toys and foods are appropriate for different age groups, diapering babies and so much more! All campers will receive infant and child CPR and first aid skills and will take home a portable first aid kit along with other goodies! (this camp does not offer CPR certification) Camp costs includes a t-shirt and healthy snack each day. Participants bring their own sack lunch each day.
EmBe Girl Ignited™ leadership camp
This is a unique 4-day camp experience that will give girls in grades 6-8 an opportunity to learn what leadership means, and how to be a leader amongst their peers, at school, and in the community. They'll be given the opportunity to meet, witness in action, and engage in conversation with women in our community in leadership roles and who have chosen non-traditional career paths. Girls also will learn leadership and teambuilding skills through a ropes challenge course at the YMCA Leif Ericson campsite. Each girl will participate in the Real Colors Personality Assessment, giving the girls an opportunity to learn about themselves and how to communicate with others around them. Dream boards are created for the girls to set goals and continue working towards those. The girls will also learn from professionals in personal finance, and have opportunities to learn about giving back in community service. Camp costs includes t-shirt and healthy snack each day. Participants bring their own sack lunch each day.
Here are some examples of women we have met and experiences we have had in this camp in past summers:
The Women in IT Program at Citi: learned how the advancement in technology is shaping our world all starting in Sioux Falls
The GEAR Center at The University Center: visited with nationally recognized researchers working on tissue scaffolding to replace live organ donation
The Teddy Bear Den, The Banquet & various other local non-profits where we discuss the importance of serving our communities and also gave our time helping with a project
Click Rain (internet marketing): visited with the owner and staff sharing their story and how to positively market yourself, personal branding, personal website design
Sanford Promise Lab: met with females in research at Sanford and toured the facility
Sioux Falls Police Women, Sioux Falls Fire Women, City Council Women and County Professionals: toured city and county facilities learning about local, state and national government operations
Koch-Hazard Architects: They gave us a fabulous architectural tour of Sioux Falls
KDLT - heard from women in television and got a behind the scenes tour of the station
Camp ChangeMaker will educate the participants about serious issues plaguing our community and what area nonprofits are doing to find solutions. We will visit local organizations and non-profits to gain an understanding of the purpose of their organization; how it operates, who they serve and why they do so. We will also help with a hands on project so each camper will walk away with the knowledge on how they can share their time and talents within our community.Camp costs includes a t-shirt and healthy snack each day. Participants bring their own sack lunch each day.
Here are some examples of the many great places we visited last summer:
Sioux Empire United Way: Learned how they help with so many different non-profits in our area
Reach Literacy: We always have a great time sorting books and hearing all about the services Reach offers our community
Special Olympics: We talked about inclusion and how that is important to our everyday lives
Feeding South Dakota: This is always an amazing experience and a great opportunity to work together as a team
Friends of the Big Sioux River: We learned what we can do to help keep our water safe and what we can do locally to help with ocean plastic
New! Camp GOTR
Camp GOTR combines everything that makes the nationally recognized Girls on the Run program effective with all the fun of summer camp! During the 4-day camp, rising 3rd – 5th grade girls will enjoy building friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active, and expressing creativity through arts and crafts and storytelling. Led by qualified Girls on the Run staff and coaches, Camp GOTR provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for all girls, including girls with a disability, to develop self-confidence, have fun with friends, and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow. Girls are invited to participate in Camp GOTR, regardless of whether or not they have participated in Girls on the Run during the school year. Camp includes a t-shirt and healthy snack each day. Participants should bring a sack lunch each day.
The 'Girls have Power' Curriculum:
During camp, girls will learn about the power they possess to recognize emotions in themselves and others, and how to express their feelings through fun and interactive activities such as “Emotion Detective”, building workshops, creative skits, and more! The girls will spend the afternoon meeting local female leaders and learning about leadership and career opportunities.
We will not turn anyone away based on inability to pay. If you are in need of financial assistance, please click here to leave this page and fill out a scholarship application.
|Babysitting Camp: May 27 - 28||Ages 10 - 14||$90.53||Open|
|Babysitting Camp: June 3 - 4||Ages 10 - 14||$90.53||Open|
|Babysitting Camp: June 8 - 9||Ages 10 - 14||$90.53||Open|
|Babysitting Camp: June 10 - 11||Ages 10 - 14||$90.53||Open|
|Babysitting Camp: June 17 - 18||Ages 10 - 14||$90.53||Open|
|Camp GOTR - Girls Have Power: June 22 - 25||Girls grades 3 - 5||$133.13||Open|
|EmBe Girl Ignited™ leadership camp: July 13 - 16||Girls grades 6 - 8||$106.50||Open|
|Camp Changemaker: July 20 - 23||Ages 10 - 14||$79.88||Open|
|Camp Changemaker: July 27 - 30||Ages 10 - 14||$79.88||Open|