Leadership Camp (Ages 14-15)
This camp was created especially for 14 and 15 year olds!!! The Sioux Falls YMCA camping programs are based on the idea of progression: The older you get, the more you want-and we give the campers what they want. It is this idea that has made our camping programs one of the largest in the nation! 14-15 year olds are too old to be a camper but are too young to be a staff member, so why not give them the best of both worlds? TLC will give campers the camping experience and excitement of a camper, mixed with the challenges and responsibilities of a staff member! Have we gotten your attention yet? Keep reading. There is more…
- Camp 1 -- June 3 – 7 & June 10 – 14, 2013
- Camp 2 -- June 17 – 21 & June 24 – 28, 2013
- Camp 3 -- July 8 – 12 & July 15 – 19, 2013
- Camp 4 -- July 22 – 26 & July 29 – August 2, 2013
- Camp 1 registration closed May 6, 2013
- Camp 2 registration closed May 20, 2013
What Should You Expect?
Leadership: Campers that enroll in this program are exposed to skills and opportunities to help them develop as individuals. The program is designed to not only develop leadership skills, but also to develop well-being. Our goal is for our campers and staff to grow through our programs; to be healthy, self-reliant, and great leaders in our community.
Group Size: Campers will be together with camp staff in a co-ed group of 15 campers for each 2 week session. The camp is designed to have a great deal of one-on-one contact for campers and staff.
Location: Campers and staff will always begin their day at camp but will travel throughout Sioux Falls and its surrounding areas the whole 2 weeks.
Lunch: Provided daily for TLC campers.
Activities: Besides the traditional camp activities, TLC offers a day as a college student at the University of Sioux Falls. The heart of the program comes from the life long leadership skills they will learn from community service projects, being a Junior and Senior Counselor for a day, and exposure to business community.
Junior Counselor Program
Once a camper turns 16 years old they are eligible to apply for a job at camp. JC’s assist in leading many of the core activities at camp; camp activities such as fishing, boating, outback program, air rifles, horses, lunch program, puppet theater, etc. It is an excellent way to build your resume early with great leadership experiences. JC’s are also eligible to become Senior Counselors before outside applicants.