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Traveling with Toddlers

Saving on Summer Camps


TEEN SECTION How to Talk to Teens About Their Future


Summer Camp GUIDE

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contents / March 2019 cover story 19 2019 Summer

Camp Listings Your complete guide to keep your kids learning.

baby 8 Nurture Your Baby

through Baby Wearing How baby wearing helps calm your little one.

child 10 Traveling with Toddlers Tips to keep parents and kids happy on the road.

18 Washington Pavilion Summer camps for all ages!

48 Summer Enrichment

Back to Summer with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire





14 How to Talk to Teens

51 Camping First Aid

About their Future Encouraging career conversations.

15 Inspiring Kids in the

60 in every issue 12 Craft Corner

Look what I made!

13 Good Eats

St. Patty’s treats for munching.

55 Calendar of Events Area events for all ages.

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How to recognize kids who are going above and beyond.



What to pack and why.

60 Ear Infections in Children

What to do and what to know.

63 World of Bread

Finding a bread that’s just right.

parent 50 Top Tips for Reselling Your Kids Clothes

Things to consider before selling outgrown items.

52 Saving on Summer Camps

Providing experiences on a budget.

home 64 Letting the Cold Inside Winter home ventilation.

66 Summer Driving

Safety tips for summer trips.

68 Are My Dishes Really Clean?

Basics to consider with your dishwasher.



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Ag Days

Summer will be here soon, and myself, along with many other parents are trying to figure out what to do with our kids. Are they old enough to stay home? Should we hire a nanny, or enroll them full time in a learning center? Our summer camp issue is full of so many options! Make sure to check out our article on Summer Camp Savings! We hope we can help answer some of your questions. We have all-week-long camps, all-day-long camps, half-day camps, specialized camps, etc. Wondering what a camp might look like? We have lots of labeled pictures you will find throughout the camp section, so you will have a visual for each camp. If you aren’t thinking summer camps just yet, don’t worry, we will have them listed on our website, Another great reason to head over to our website is to view our digital issue, which will feature the convenience of clicking right on a specific camp image to learn more about it! And when you find that perfect camp, make sure to let them know you found them in ‘Hood Magazine.
 For our many parents of teenagers—when you’re ready to talk about what the future looks like for your teen, inside, we have an article to help you. Do you know an outstanding teen in our community? Be sure to nominate them on our website at We know there are so many amazing teens, and can’t wait to highlight them! Make sure to visit our ‘Hood Team on March 23rd at the Washington Pavilion for Ag Days! We will be playing with corn and having a blast seeing and meeting so many local families. This is a FREE family friendly event to visit with businesses, companies and families from the agriculture community.


and the ‘Hood team

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President & Publisher

Steffanie Liston-Holtrop 605-366-1479


Jessica Brovold

Art & Design Director Ally Vogel

Digital Media Director Jaclyn Small

Copy Editor Rose Bickett

We had so much fun surprising Miss Hansen, our 2019 Teacher of the Year from Harrisburg Horizon Elementary School. We were also able to bring her on live television at KDLT!

Intern Alexa DeVos

Contributing Photographers Julie Prairie Photography

Contributing Writers

Educated Mommy, Discount Tire, Shaina Herrmann, Anna Jankord, Melissa Pitz, Audra Staebell

Distribution courtesy of LifeScape: Andy Claflin, Brian Puetz, Brenton Newman, Ben Graff, Mitch Riley

‘Hood Panel Members

We also spent some time with the KDLT crew doing a fun Valentine’s Day experiment.

If you were able to catch us on KSFY, we showed off our craft skills working on a Valentine’s art canvas craft.

upcoming events Ag Days

PBR Unleash the Beast

Saturday, March 23 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Washington Pavilion

April 5-7 Denny Sanford Premier Center

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Abir Aware, Claire Feterl, Brandy Fiala, Breanna Garbers, Jennifer Jung, Laura Kattenberg, Jillian Lemons, Megan Maxon, Bobbi Nelson, Ashley Rigge, Jen Rothenbuehler, Lyndsay Seivert Jessica Schulte Reproduction or use of the contents of this magazine is prohibited. ‘Hood Magazine is published 9 times a year by Hoodlum Productions, LLC and strives to publish only accurate information; however, Hoodlum Productions, LLC cannot be held responsible for consequences resulting from errors or omissions. All material in this magazine is the property of Hoodlum Productions, LLC and cannot be reproduced without permission of the publisher. We welcome article proposals, story suggestions and unsolicited articles and will consider all submissions for publication. Please send your thoughts, ideas and submissions to Magazine feedback and advertising and marketing inquiries to ©2019 Hoodlum Productions, LLC All Rights Reserved.


‘Hood Online We are so much more than a magazine. We are here to meet you where you’re at in life. You’ll find us in the community, online and in our printed issues, which are FREE! If you haven’t visited our website yet, you’ll want to check it out. There, you’ll find exclusive content not available in print! Here is what you’ll find this month:

Extra extras ONLY online!

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As summer approaches, our friends at SafeSplash want to make sure your kiddos are equipped for fun in the water. When you give a child the gift of learning-to-swim, you are giving them a gift of a lifetime, one that is really 4 gifts rolled into 1.

Here are some of our top posts and giveaways from February:

Are you looking for some new recipes to try with your family? We have some great ideas from South Dakota Beef! Be sure to check out our website.

Looking for some fun crafts for your kids?


You’ll want to head to our website and check out this DIY felt notebook with pockets. Just three pieces of felt and no sewing machines required!

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by Educated Mommy

Nurture Your Baby Through Baby Wearing

Baby carriers are an important tool in any parent’s toolbox. Today, there are a variety of baby carriers available that can meet every caregiver’s style. The carrier you choose will be dependent on a variety of factors and there are resources available that will let you try on carriers before making that purchasing decision. Find the carrier that is right for you and your lifestyle and experience the benefits of babywearing! Worn Babies Cry Less • Studies as early as 1986 provided parents with a carrier and were told to wear their baby 3 extra hours per day at various states (fussy, sleepy, happy, etc) not just when crying. The results reported that the babies that were worn more time cried 43% less than the other babies…they cried 54% less during the evening hours! Worn Babies Learn More • In kangaroo carry, baby has a 180 degree view of their environment and can scan their world,


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choosing what to look at, which is the very beginnings of the decision making process in their world.

Worn Babies Develop Confidence •P  arents can be pro-active with their child’s needs. Babies are close enough that caregiver can see the breathing and can watch for feeding cues. When baby is close to caregiver, then they can demonstrate to baby that they will meet their emotional and physical needs before baby has to raise heart rate and emotional instability.

Decadence, Luxury & Structure Have it all with the Zzz Pal Pillow.

Perfect baby shower gift! Order online or pick up locally at: Dr. Christine Duncan, D.C. 506 N Sycamore Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57110 605-334-8073 Worn Babies Can Recreate the Womb Environment • When babies are able to be worn, it helps to recreate the womb environment to automatically regulate their systems. Attachment researchers all agree that in order for a baby’s emotional, intellectual and physiological systems to function optimally, the continued presence of the mother is a necessary regulatory influence. • T he familiar rhythm, which is imprinted on baby’s mind in the womb, now appears in the “outside womb” and calms the baby. As baby places her ear against her mother’s chest, mother’s heartbeat reminds baby of the sounds of the womb. The benefits of babywearing “remind” the baby of this and continues the motion and balance enjoyed in the womb.

Worn Babies Can Bond with Caregivers • Carriers are a great bonding tool for fathers, grandparents, babysitters and other caregivers. Carriers are beneficial as they allow baby to cuddle up close and forge a strong attachment and let the baby get to know the caregiver’s voice, movements and facial expressions. l

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by Melissa Pitz, LifeScape

Traveling with Toddlers Summer vacations are on the horizon! In many ways, I think the same selective memory many mothers experience with child birth applies to vacations. We have fond memories of swimming at the lake, sitting by a fire and watching fireworks. What we fortunately block out are the long car rides with fussy children relentlessly asking if we are there yet. Long car rides have been our family nemesis for years. From the back of our suburban, I hear complaints such as “I’m too hot, I’m too cold, it’s too sunny, it’s too dark, I’m hungry, I’m thirsty, I’m bored, etc., etc., etc.” Sound familiar? As an occupational therapist and mother of three, I know that 10 minutes of sensory prepping before getting in the car can help the hours in the car be a little more tolerable. Below are a few strategies to try on your next adventure.

1. E  xamine your child’s location in the car. Where are the vents pointing? Can they reach

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the things they need? Does the luggage around them make them feel crowded or overwhelmed? Can you provide a shade on their window?

2. P  rior to getting in the car, help your child exert energy. It’s very easy to give your child electronics to occupy them as you load the car but helping them burn some energy will make them a calmer traveler. Similarly, use pit stops as an opportunity to hit up a local park, or play a game of freeze tag. Exerting large muscle groups (think pushing, pulling, climbing), can help a child be in a calmer state for your trip.



4. H  ave the child dressed comfortably in clothes that will not get too warm. It’s much easier to deal with the complaint of being too cold by providing them a blanket or turning down the AC than wrestling your child out of their sweatshirt. 5. C  onsider your child’s unique needs. Would he or she benefit from sunglasses, noisecanceling headphones, traveling around nap time, little toys/fidgets, books, etc.? Remember any item you give your child will have to be something he or she can use without assistance from a parent; therefore, stay away from toys that are easily dropped or require assembly. l


h e l p y ou r c h i ld s u c c e e d . One in four children struggle with learning because of undiagnosed vision problems. Have your child’s vision tested by one of our specially trained developmental optometrists. Make an appointment today.


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3. S  elect low-sugar drinks and snacks to prevent a backseat sugar-high. Provide a water bottle with enough water to quench their thirst, but not so much that you will need to stop every five minutes for bathroom breaks or diaper changes.


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Suncatchers & Snacks Bring a little luck and color with these bright suncatchers! Supplies: Coffee filters Washable markers Construction paper Glue Spray bottle

Instructions Start by decorating the coffee filters. Use markers to add colors, the more you decorate the more vivid your colors will be. Use a spray bottle with a little water to spray your coffee filters. You will see the colors start to bleed and become rainbow like. Set your coffee filter aside and let dry completely. Cut out a shamrock shape using two pieces of construction paper. Cut the inside out, leaving a half inch border. Once your coffee filter is dry, glue the shamrock border to the filter on both sides. Cut off the remaining filter. Find a window or a door and watch the sun pick up all those amazing colors!

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St. Patrick’s Day Trail Mix Golden Grahams Green M&M’s Marshmallows Mix all ingredients into a large bowl and stir to combine.

Lucky Lime Float Lime Sherbet Lemon-Lime Soda Scoop 3-4 scoops of sherbet into a glass. Add soda. Sip and Enjoy!

Leprechaun Pops Kiwis White Chocolate Chips Sprinkles Cake Pop Sticks Peel a kiwi and slice in ½” pieces. Dip into melted white chocolate. Top with Sprinkles.



by Anna Jankord and Audra Staebell University Center, Sioux Falls

How to Talk to Teens About Their Future For parents and teens there are two additional “New Year’s” in every calendar year— the start of each school semester. At the start of this last school term, you probably made some resolutions in hopes of your family having the best school year yet. With the New Year well underway, it’s a great time to reassess how those goals are progressing and maybe make a few adjustments. If one of your resolutions was to talk to your teen about their future, now is a great time to do so. We are all busy, so these talks can easily get pushed off to the side or only talked about when things go wrong. We don’t want them to seem like a consequential conversation but rather, a positive one. I encourage you to take small steps in talking to your teen about their future. It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming, stressful discussion. It can be in the car, after watching a movie together, waiting at the doctor’s office, on a Saturday morning during breakfast, etc.

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Here are a few tips on how start these valuable conversations.

1. E  ncourage your teen to dream…dream big! This is more than identifying a career. Dreaming about the future can include their own meaning of happiness; lifestyle, family, hometown, etc. 2. B  e an advocate of your teen’s goals: Help them find opportunities to learn more about their goals. Get excited about these opportunities with them. If your child wants to be an artist, they could enroll in art classes


at school and attend art events in Sioux Falls. If your child wants to be a teacher, they could work as a camp counselor or day care assistant to learn how to work with kids. This may sustain their goals or alter them. Either way, be their advocate.

3. B  e open minded: Teens often identify their interests and goals for their future at a young age. I always wanted to be a teacher and played “school” with my stuffed animals. Over time, my experiences and passions altered my goals slightly. Let them learn and make opinions about career paths and future opportunities on their own. These goals could shift once they experience new things or realize they enjoy a subject in school.

4. P  ractice goal setting: It’s easier for children to achieve their goals when they are SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely). The goals should include action steps so they see what is needed to achieve them. Sit down with your teen and help them write out their education goals. Then, discuss with them a plan for how they can achieve them. Keep the list active, checking off achievements and updating check points on a regular basis! 5. C  onsider the near future: Sometimes teens can seem unconcerned with their future. They may brush off questions or completely change the subject. This is common, you’re not alone. Take small steps. The near future can be a potential summer job or a student group they want to join at school. l

Kids in the InspiringCommunity We are so fortunate to live in a community with so many opportunities. We’re able to raise our children to be good community members and volunteers that make a difference. Over the years we’ve shared stories of kids doing good deeds and making a difference and now we’d like to give those kids some much needed recognition. If you know a child in the Sioux Empire who is doing great things, we want to hear from you. Reach out to us on our website

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FUN LEARNING! There is only one place in Sioux Falls where you can build robots, perform in a musical and create pottery with your friends. This summer, the Washington Pavilion will be offering another exciting year with camp opportunities for students ages 3 – 18.


Last year, more than 800 students participated in Pavilion Summer Camps. Join us for fun, creativity and learning this summer!

Do you enjoy tinkering, experimenting and building? Consider: • Dream Big Engineers • Roller Coaster Physics and Engineering • Contraption Camp Are you constantly sketching and doodling? Perhaps try: • Comics and Cartooning • Doodle, Sketch, Draw Do you love the limelight? Try: • Musical Theatre Camp • Sing, Dance, Act

WHY SUMMER CAMPS AT YOUR WASHINGTON PAVILION? Explore the worlds of art, science and theatre through exciting, educational opportunities. A hands-on approach helps you develop creativity, utilize problem-solving skills and think outside the box.

AWESOME ACTIVITIES! There are a wide variety of summer camps for you to dive into what you love, help expand your skills and meet new friends.

Try some awesome activities like: Slimy Slime. Elephant toothpaste. Comic sketching. Clay bowls. Robots. Pendulum painting. Zip, Boing, Pow! Come prepared to create, get messy, learn, explore, listen and dive in to all that the Washington Pavilion has to offer. Get ready for the Best. Summer. Ever.

ON SALE NOW! Weekly summer camps are available from June 3 – August 15. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Full camp schedule, descriptions and registration can be found at Questions? Call 605-367-6000.

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Summer Camp GUIDE

It may still look like a winter wonderland outside with so much snow, but before we know it the sun will melt away that snow and summer will be here! You might think it’s early, but now is the time to start making your plans for summer and that includes summer camps! We are glad you’re here because we have everything you need to know when it comes to helping your child choose the activities that will keep them busy learning during the summer months. Registration for many camps opens in March and space is limited. Enjoy reading through these listings. You can find them all on our website, and please let them know you found the camp in Hood! We hope you find the perfect camp for your child and one that works well for your family!


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All American Gymnastics Academy All American Gymnastics Academy

Name of Camp: AAGA Summer Camps Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: 3 – 18 Price: Varies, depending on the camp Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-334-4311 Description of Camp: AAGA has awesome camps for gymnastics, ninja and cheerleading. Check out our website and register for your child’s camp today!

Apple Tree Children’s Center

Name of Camp: Apple Tree Date(s) & Time(s): May – August, 6:30 am – 6:30 pm Ages: 5 – 12 Price: Weekly Rate (discount for multiple children) Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: Apple Tree East 605-339-9571, Apple Tree West 605-361-9875, Apple Tree North 605-332-5581, Apple Tree Valhalla 605-361-7746 Description of Camp: Our focus is making before/after school time fun and enriching for your child. We offer a summer full of outdoor activities, field trips and hands-on projects to stimulate your child’s imagination, while

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maintaining their educational focus. Some of our camp themes last year included; Pirates of the Caribbean, Down the Rabbit Hole, Fear is Not a Factor and Walk Like an Egyptian. All of these themes involved; math, science and problem solving.

AR Workshop

Name of Camp: Youth Wood and Canvas Summer ARt Camp Date(s) & Time(s): June 3-6, June 17-20, August 5-8, August 12-16. All camps are from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Ages: 8 – 14 Price: $180 (Early Bird Pricing! Use code CAMP20 for $20 off until 3/31/19) Location: 2101 W. 41st Street Suite 29B (between HuHot and Potbelly) Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-231-8399 Description of Camp: Say goodbye to the “boreds” and hello to the boards at ARW Summer Camps! Each day your child will create a new project! Participants will have the opportunity to customize their project with their choice of paint colors from our decor line of paints. Projects will vary based on the camp, see our calendar for specific details about each camp! A few of the projects are Boho Textile Wall Hangings, Accessory/Medal Boards, Wood Game Boards, Canvas Banners, Aprons and Wood Photo Frames.

Programs to Consider

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(Be sure to call for upcoming registration/ screening dates for 2019-20 school year!) Sioux Falls Christian Schools- Transitional Kindergarten (605 334-7397) Sioux Falls Catholic Schools- Preschool (605-335-6557) Brandon Valley Schools- Junior Kindergarten Fred Assam- (605-582-1500) Robert Bennis(605-582-8080) West Central- Junior Kindergarten (605-528-3217) Tri Valley- Junior Kindergarten (605-446-3538) Tea- Junior Kindergarten (605-498-2700) Harrisburg Schools- Junior Kindergarten (605-743-2567) Kaleidoscope Playschool-Play based education (605-362-9065) The Play Annex-Play based education (605-759-8474) Dell Rapids- Kindergarten Prep (605-428-3192)

REGISTER NOW! Camp starts on June 10th and ends August 11th

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Field trips and special speakers are also used to enhance the educational experience. Our teachers help each child become an individual who is aware of their abilities and who can focus on their own strengths. Stop in and check out our programs and teachers anytime! No appointment necessary.

OW ME TO APPLE TR FOLL EE! 4 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS Apple Tree East 3309 E. 26th Street 605-339-9571

Apple Tree North 700 N. Sycamore 605-332-5581

Apple Tree Valhalla 4101 Valhalla Blvd. 605-361-7746

Apple Tree West 6400 W. 43rd Street 605-361-9875

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summer camps Augustana University

Name of Camp: Augustana Summer Music Camp Date(s) & Time(s): June 3-8 Ages: 7th – 12th Grade & 2019 HS Grads Price: $475 (resident) $375 (commuters) before April 15 Location: Augustana University, Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-274-5457 - (Dr. Lisa Grevlos) Description of Camp: Our camp is designed to keep students engaged all day long, meeting new friends, rehearsing with one another, spending time with our amazing faculty and having some fun that has everything to do with music! Choices include band, choir, orchestra, keyboard, guitar, jazz band, small ensembles, enrichment electives and private lessons in voice and instrument. Academy ensembles, including Brass Quintet, Opera Theatre and String Trio, are available for the more advanced music student. Please see our website for scholarship opportunities.

Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball

Name of Camp: High School Prep Camp Date(s) & Time(s): (2 days) August 5-6, 9:00 am-12:00 pm/1:00 pm-3:00 pm Ages: 9th – 12th Grade Price: $119 Location: Perfect Practice – 300 West Industrial Road, Harrisburg Phone Number: 605-322-FAST Description of Camp: These camps provide high level/intense training to get ready for your upcoming school season. They include TWO required sessions per day (2 days). Players will get a high # of reps, fundamental training, positional training, and competitive drills. They are a great way to get in shape and sharpen your skills for the upcoming school season/ tryouts!

Let the adventures begin! Registration opens on Monday, March 4th for ALL 2019 Summer Fun sessions. Summer Fun at CPK will be full of adventure as we explore summer topics such as camping, sandcastles, watermelons, and even bubbles! Exciting learning centers, sing-along time, Bible lessons, and tasty snacks will round out a great morning. CPK Summer Fun is for 3, 4, 5, and 6-year-olds. Children must be potty-trained and have preschool/large group experience. Each Summer Fun session meets for three consecutive weeks on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 11:30am. 2 01 9 S U M M E R F U N DAT E S

Session 1: June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 Session 2: July 2, *3, 9, 11, 16, 18 Session 3: July 23, 25, 30, and August 1, 6, 8 *Wednesday, July 3 – due to 4th of July on Thursday

Each session has a $40 registration fee. Summer Fun tuition is $104. or (605) 336-2303

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summer camps Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball

Name of Camp: Junior High Prep Camp Date(s) & Time(s): (2 days) August 12-13, 9:00 am-12:00 pm/1:00 pm-3:00 pm Ages: 7th – 8th Grade Price: $119 Location: Perfect Practice – 300 West Industrial Road, Harrisburg Phone Number: 605-322-FAST Description of Camp: These camps provide high level/intense training to get ready for your upcoming school season. They include TWO required sessions per day (2 days). Players will get a high number of repetitions, fundamental training, positional training, and competitive drills. This is a great way to get in shape and sharpen your skills for your upcoming school season/ tryouts!

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SDSYO 2019-2020 MAY 16 - 20, 2019


The SDSYO is an educational program comprised of four student orchestras, ranging from a beginner string orchestra to an advanced symphonic orchestra. Members are given the tools and training to pursue their artistic passions, and concerts allow students to showcase their talents and perform in a professional environment. Prelude Strings Strings Only Orchestra for Beginning Players

Philharmonia Full Orchestra for Intermediate Players

Sinfonia Strings Only Orchestra for Developing Players

Youth Orchestra Full Orchestra for Advanced Players


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summer camps Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball

Name of Camp: Setter Bootcamp Date(s) & Time(s): August 9, 9:00 am-11:00 am/12:00 pm-2:00 pm Ages: 9th – 12th Grade Price: $59 Location: Perfect Practice – 300 West Industrial Road, Harrisburg Phone Number: 605-322-FAST Description of Camp: Our Bootcamps focus on a high number of repetitions and movement drills to get players physically and mentally ready for their school seasons.

Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball

Name of Camp: First Contact Bootcamp Date(s) & Time(s): August 9, 9:00 am-11:00 am/12:00 pm-2:00 pm Ages: 9th – 12th Grade Price: $59 Location: Perfect Practice – 300 West Industrial Road, Harrisburg Phone Number: 605-322-FAST Description of Camp: Our Bootcamps focus on a high number of repetitions and movement drills to get players physically and mentally ready for their school seasons.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire

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Name of Camp: Back to Summer Date(s) & Time(s): May – August, Summer Program 6:30 am – 6:00 pm (Brandon/ Harrisburg sites); 5:45 am – 6:30 pm (Sioux Falls sites) Ages: K – Age 12 Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls, Brandon, or Harrisburg Phone Number: 605-338-8061 Description of Camp: Hold onto your flux capacitor....we’re blasting into the past with Back to Summer! Kids will experience an action packed summer featuring field trips,

All New 2019

SUMMER CAMPS Ages 3-18 Gymnastics, Ninja Zone, and Cheerleading Camps 605-334-4311 •

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Childrens Museum of South Dakota

activities and games exploring periods in time from the Stone Age to Y2K. You can look forward to old favorites, like weekly swimming, and a whole bunch of new outings, keeping summer fresh and fun!

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire Name of Camp: The Club Date(s) & Time(s): 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ages: 6 – 18 Price: $75 annually Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-275-1009 Description of Camp: Programming is based on five core areas: Character and Leadership, Career and Education, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness, and Education. Summer lunch program available, snack and dinner are included.

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Camp High Hopes

Name of Camp: Summer Sleep Away, Weekend Camps, Day Camp, After Hours Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: 5+ Price: $25 - $598 Location: 5804 Correctionville Rd. Sioux City, IA Phone Number: 712-224-CAMP (2267) Description of Camp: Camp High Hopes provides fun, safe and adaptive recreational experiences for children, teens and adults with disabilities. From canoeing to archery, to arts and crafts, to climbing, Camp High Hopes focuses on the needs of each camper to provide universal access to all activities in an environment that is safe and camper focused. Camp High Hopes is truly a place where smiles happen and challenges are overcome.

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Camp Invention

Name of Camp: Camp Invention Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: K – 6th Grade Price: Starting at $230 Location: Multiple locations available Phone Number: 800-968-4332 Description of Camp: Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, where children build 21st-century skills and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will code and program futuristic robots, explore radio frequencies and unearth ancient fossils. Local educators will lead these innovative, hands-on STEM activities that build collaboration and creative problem-solving skills. Use promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10).

Catfish Bay Water Ski Park

AVERA SPORTS KAIROS ELITE VOLLEYBALL Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball offers training opportunities for athletes from 2 years old through 12th grade, and uses proven skill-building techniques to boost volleyball athletes to their best performance level.

Visit or, or call 605-322-FAST (3278) to learn more. 19-ASPI-15631

Name of Camp: Camp OnAqua Date(s) & Time(s): June 17-21, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages: 8 – 13 Price: $365 Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-339-0911 Description of Camp: This camp gives kids the opportunity to experience water recreation in a fun and safe learning environment. Includes water skiing, fishing, canoeing, tubing, swimming, and more.

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summer camps Phone Number: 605-692-6700 Description of Camp: Want to tinker? Be a part of a team working its way through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Challenges (STEAM) in both the museum exhibits and the Maker Studio. Feeling creative? Explore art through a variety of tools and mediums. Each camp will bring a new experience.


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Name of Camp: Summer Fun Date(s) Session 1: June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 Session 2: July 2, 3*, 9, 11, 16, 18 - due to 4th of July Session 3: July 23, 25, 30 and August 1, 6, 8 Time(s): Tuesday and Thursdays, 9:00 am-11:30 am Ages: 3 – 6 Price: $104/session, Registration: $40/session Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-336-2303 Description of Camp: Our summer fun sessions are filled with exploring and learning about all sorts of summer-related subjects, such as the beach, fishing, bugs, camping and water fun! Children will also enjoy the exciting learning centers, sing-along time and daily lessons. Each session offers a different variety. Children must be potty-trained.

Children’s Museum of South Dakota

Name of Camp: STEAM Camp Date(s) & Time(s):Week-long camps: June 17-21; July 15-19; Aug. 12-16, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Single day camp options are available on June 25 and July 30.) Ages: 6 – 12 Price: $225 (Single Day $45) Location: Brookings

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Name of Camp: All Aspects Baseball & Softball Camps & Clinics Date(s) & Time(s): June 3 - August 2 Ages: 1st – 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: 1300 E. Benson Rd., Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-306-2287 Description of Camp: Daily and Weekly Daytime Camps for baseball and softball athletes 12 and under. Evening Clinics for ages 13 and up. All aspects camps and clinics with D-BAT instructors are designed to improve hitting, defense, throwing mechanics, mental preparation, speed and agility, base running, and specialty sessions for pitchers and catchers. See website for more details and to register.


Name of Camp: Find your Spark at EmBe! Date(s) & Time(s): May 27 - August 22 Ages: K – 8th Grade Price: Varies, scholarships available Location: Sioux Falls, Harrisburg and Crooks Phone Number: 605-336-3660 or 605-362-9438 Description of Camp: 13 weeks of school age (K – 5th) summer care camp – pick one week or all 13. EmBe also has several specialty camps to choose from. Camp CEO is for middle-school aged girls to learn leadership. Babysitting Camp offers classroom and handson learning, as well as practice in the EmBe Childcare Center. FIRST LEGO League camps introduce boys and girls to programming and robotics. Camp ChangeMaker shows middle school boys and girls how giving back is big fun!

summer camps GAN Early Learning Center

Name of Camp: Gan Preschool Camp Date(s): Open most of summer, check our calendar on our website for details. Time(s): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm PT and FT options available Ages: 3 – 5 Price: Weekly $65-$145, Early bird pricing until April 15 Location: 2900 W. Old Yankton Road (Near 57th and Western and 69th and Louise) Phone Number: 605-206-7707 Description of Camp: Gan, a garden where children blossom as they are showered with warmth, love and direction. At Gan, the children are encouraged to follow their natural curiosity and develop their unique talents and interests through meaningful play, enhancing the boundless potential of the early childhood years. Gan is a city and state registered in- home preschool and daycare that will be offering summer options.

Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-367-7003 x233 Description of Camp: Get ready for a summer camp experience your child will never forget. With half-day and full-day themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for everyone! Each camp is customized, but all include games, songs, crafts, snacks, train or carrousel rides, tours of the zoo, and animal encounters.

Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Name of Camp: ZooCamp Date(s) & Time(s): June - August Ages: 4 – 11 Price: Varies

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Inspiration Hills

Name of Camp: Inspiration Hills Summer Camps Date(s) & Time(s): June 10 - August 11 (weekly resident and day camps) Ages: 1st – 4th Grade Day Camps; 3rd – 12th Grade Week Camps; All-ages Family Camps Price: $115 – $525 Location: Inwood, IA Phone Number: 712-986-5193 Description of Camp: Experience the best week of your summer with Christian camping in a variety of settings. Air-Conditioned Lodge Camps, Roughing-It Wilderness Camps, Saddle-Up Horse Camps, Take-Me-Fishing Camp, High School Leadership Camps, Senior High Camp, Day Camps, Grandparent/ Grandchild Camp, Family Camp, and so much more!


Name of Camp: Social Skills, Handwriting Tutoring, Breakfast Club Date(s) &Time(s): Varies Ages: Varies Price: Varies. Some covered by insurance, scholarships available. Location: LifeScape Rehabilitation Center, 18th & Grange, Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-444-9700 Description of Camp: Social Skills: Ten-week group to build social awareness/interaction skills with peers. Handwriting: Occupational therapists work 1:1 with students to improve positioning, formation, and other components of printed or cursive handwriting. Breakfast Club: A peer-based feeding therapy group, helping picky eaters increase accepted food choices.

JUNE 3-8, 2019 • SIOUX FALLS, SD FOR students entering grades 7-12 & 2019 high school grads musical instruction & performance Experiences augustana faculty instructors MAKE GREAT MUSIC, FRIENDS & MEMORIES camp choices

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Lutheran Outdoors

LifeScape & Black Hills Playhouse, Jr.

Name of Camp: Camp Bravo: All-Ability Performing Arts Date(s) &Time(s): June 16-21 Ages: 9 – 21 Price: $475 before April 15; $500 after April 15 Location: Joy Ranch near Watertown Phone Number: 605-444-9631 Description of Camp: Campers of all abilities explore movement, music, and performance--– all adapted to meet participants’ individual needs. The week ends with a performance of Rockin’ Robin Hood for family and friends. Horseback riding, wagon rides, pontoon rides, archery and campfires are also offered, all in a completely accessible environment. Staff are trained and experienced in working with campers of all abilities. Nurses are on site for special medical needs. Family accommodations are available upon request.

Lutheran Outdoors in South Dakota

Name of Camp: NeSoDak, Joy Ranch, Klein Ranch and Outlaw Ranch Date(s) & Time(s): Weekly, June 9 - August 9 Ages: All Price: $300 – $700 Location: Various locations around SD. Phone Number: 800-888-1464 Description of Camp: Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota provides opportunities for all ages and all abilities to explore and experience love in community and creation. Our summer camps provide individuals and families the chance to spend a week, as faith becomes life.

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summer camps Mathnasium of Sioux Falls

Name of Camp: Mathnasium Summer Sessions Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: 2nd – 12th Grade Price: Starting at $20/session Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-334-6284 Description of Camp: This summer are you trying to balance camps, family-time, your work, child care, vacation, summer learning, and of course lots of fun and outdoor time? It’s a lot to juggle. Mathnasium is here to lighten your load. Instead of losing the average two months of math knowledge this summer, your child will grow his or her confidence in math... and actually enjoy doing it.

Museum of Visual Materials

Name of Camp: Museum of Visual Materials Summer Camp Date(s) & Time(s): Varies, daytime 2-hr classes Monday - Wednesday Ages: 5 – young adults Price: $10 – $45 Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-271-9500 Description of Camp: Join the fun at the Museum of Visual Materials this summer! We will have a variety of creative classes such as, pottery, painting, building, drawing and DIY classes this summer. Our goal is to have an educational and creative experience for your child!

Nordland Heritage Foundation

Name: Norwegian, Swedish and Spanish Language camps for Children and Adults Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: Completed first grade – 12 years old for children’s camps Price: $85 for first child from family, $10 discount for additional child, $75 for Adults Location: Sioux Falls


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Developing Beliefs, Attitudes and Traditions

Phone: 605-376-6921 Description of Camp: The Nordland Heritage Foundation for the second year will be providing outstanding Language camps. Participants will learn basic language skills and be introduced to the corresponding heritage, culture, and food in a fun environment. The camp will be held at the Augustana Heritage Park at 1111 W. 33rd.


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Platinum Dance

Name of Camp: Platimum Dance Date(s): July 22-26, 2019, a 2nd camp week option may be added in July, but date is TBD Time(s): 9:00 am -12:00 pm Ages: 3 – 8 years (must be potty trained) Price: $150+tax Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-951-9309 Description of Camp: This magical week brings your princess from near or far (dressed, of course, in princess or ballerina outfits) to spend time with some intelligent, inspiring and polite famous princesses! We dance, read, play games, make crafts and more! We combine the magic of being a princess as we learn dances about being a princess! On the final day of camp, our honored princesses receive awards and perform for Queen Moms and King Dads!





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Name: Introduction to Genealogy for Teens Date and Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Session one: June 24 - 28 Session two: July 22 - 26 Session three: July 29 - August 2 Ages: Teens Price: $85 for first student from family, $10 discount for additional students Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-376-6921 Description of Camp: The camp is designed to provide training for basic genealogy searches. Students will be provided electronic access to genealogy data bases and taught how to use those data bases to build their own multigenerational family tree. Students will be encouraged to continue their genealogy searches after the camp ends. In addition, students will develop an interest in their personal heritage The camp will be led by Marge Robertson.


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HAVE FUN LEARNING NORWEGIAN, SWEDISH OR SPANISH For students who have completed 1st grade through age 12 and adults.


For teens wanting to get started in learning their family history. FOR MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION Heritage Park is located south of 33rd Street and between Grange and Prairie Avenues at 1111 W. 33rd Street. Open for tours June - August NORDLAND HERITAGE FOUNDATION

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SafeSplash Swim School

Name of Camp: SafeSplash Swim School Date(s) &Time(s): June and July Ages: All Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-204-5100 Description of Camp: SafeSplash will be offering 2-week summer camps in June and July to introduce your kids to swimming,or give them a swimming skill boost for the summer. Give us a call or check out or website for pricing and times.

Sanford POWER

Name of Camp: Sanford POWER Date(s) &Time(s): June 3 - August 2; times scheduled individually

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Ages: 5th – 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-312-7800 Description of Camp: The POWER sports performance program offers athlete development training for all ages and skill levels at the Sanford Fieldhouse. We provide individualized and small-group training programs for athletes in all sports to improve strength, speed, and ability along with reducing the incidence of injury. Sports nutritionist on staff for answering questions and individual consults.

Sanford POWER Basketball Academy Name of Camp: Basketball Academy Date(s) &Time(s): Varies Ages: K – 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-312-7920 Description of Camp: Comprehensive

summer camps basketball program for players of all abilities at the Sanford Pentagon. We offer single-day camps and workouts, weekly workouts and week-long camps.

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Sanford POWER Riggs Premier Football Academy

Name of Camp: Football Academy Date(s) &Time(s): Varies Ages: Grades K – 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-312-7800 Description of Camp: Comprehensive football programs for players of all abilities at the Sanford Fieldhouse. We offer individual and group workouts plus flag leagues. Two of the most popular options: The South Dakota Junior Football Camp for Grades 2 – 8 (July)

At Sanford POWER Academies we start you on the path to maximum performance. Our sport-specific coaches observe and adjust while paying attention to fundamentals, elevating you to the next level.

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Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy

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Name of Camp: Volleyball Academy Date(s) &Time(s): Varies Ages: K – 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-312-7920 Description of Camp: Comprehensive volleyball program for players of all abilities at the Sanford Pentagon. We offer single-day camps and workouts, weekly workouts and week-long camps.

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NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERSHIPS Now through March 31, 2019* Members enjoy free, year-round admission to the Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center, films in the Wells Fargo CineDome, discounts on classes and so much more.

Call or visit the Box Office and mention MEMBER20 to start enjoying the benefits of membership! Experience Your Washington Pavilion *Offer ends at 5 p.m. on March 31. Offer available in person or over the phone.

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Sanford POWER Golf Academy Sanford POWER Baseball and Softball Academy

Name of Camp: Baseball and Softball Academy Date(s) &Time(s): Varies Ages: K – 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-312-7800 Description of Camp: Comprehensive baseball and softball program for players of all abilities at the Sanford Fieldhouse. We offer single-day camps and workouts, weekly workouts and week-long camps.

Description of Camp: This summer the Sanford Power Golf Academy will be offering a completely new golf experience, SKILL SPECIFIC TRAINING. These one and two day camps will take you on an intensive deep dive into ONE golf specific skill that is unlike anything you have witnessed. You will get a first hand look at “Tour Professional” knowledge that is rarely made public. If you want to hear the real truth about improving your golf skills, this is for you.

Sanford POWER Golf Academy Name of Camp: Golf skill camps Date(s) &Time(s): Varies Ages: 6th Grade – Adults Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-312-7800


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Are You Ready for Summer? The Sioux Empire Fastpitch Softball Association (SEFSA) is looking for boys and girls who are interested in learning how to play one of the fastest growing sports – fastpitch softball! We need players ages 4 – 6 years old for our co-ed leagues and girls ages 7 – 18 for our girls summer league. The season is 6 weeks long, kids may play up to 12 games, and will start the in the middle of May through the middle of July (no weekend league games). We offer: • 4 – 5 year old co-ed tee-ball for boys and girls ($70) • 5 – 6 year old co-ed “coach pitch” for boys and girls ($70) • 8U girls (7 and 8 years old) player and “coach pitch” softball ($75) • 10U – 18U (9 – 18 years old) player pitch ($105 – $115) • 18 and older Womens fastpitch softball league ($125) Please go to for more information and to register your child, or call SEFSA at 605-553-4513.

We are looking for umpires between the ages of 12– 70 years old. If you want a fun, great paying, flexible, summer job check us out at

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Sioux Falls Catholic Schools

Name of Camp: Summer Activities for Youth (Summer Care/Academics/STEM Camp/Athletic Camps/Performing Arts Camps) Date(s) & Time(s): May 20 - August 9 with flexible options to meet the needs of your family’s schedule Ages: Pre-K – 6th Grade Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-575-6557 Description of Camp: Our summer programs keep kids engaged and ready for the upcoming school year. Your kids will have a blast with different themed activities every week. Classes are tailored to fit the specific grade level of your child and are taught by certified teachers and university students pursuing degrees. Activities include STEM, reading, writing, religion, field trips, and fun projects! Enroll your child today!

Sioux Falls Tennis Association (SFTA)

Name of Camp: Summer Tennis 2019 Date(s) & Time(s): Session 1: June 3 - July 2, Session 2: July 15 - August 14. Lesson Time Varies M-Th 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, T/Th 5:30 pm 8:00 pm and F playdays Ages: 4-18 Price: Varies between $55 - $75 Location: McKennan, Laurel Oaks and Kuehn Parks

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Singing Boys of Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-351-1631 Description of Camp: SFTA has long been proud to host one of the finest junior programs in the SD with our experienced and caring teaching staff. We have groups that cater to all ages and skill levels. We have optional playdays to upper classes, where kids can demonstrate and practice the skills they are learning. 10 & Under Tennis is used in our beginning groups to facilitate quicker learning and enjoyment of the game. Come join the fun!

Description of Camp: Boys Sing Camp 2019 is an exciting four days of singing and activities for boys. Participants prepare music for the Boys Sing Tour and their final performance on Friday, tailgate and sing the National Anthem at a Canaries Baseball game, and participate in swimming and other fun activities.

Singing Boys of Sioux Falls

Name of Camp: Boys Sing Camp 2019! Date(s) & Time(s): June 18 - 21, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Ages: 8 – 13 Price: $100, scholarships available Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-789-1524


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summer camps Skate City SD

Name of Camp: Summer Membership Card Benefiting your School Date(s) & Time(s): Can begin purchasing May 2019 Ages: All Price: $5 ($1 goes back to your school!) Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-332-7915 Description of Camp: Purchase a summer membership card for $5, and $1 will go back to your school’s PTO! Membership allows you to skate all summer for only $1 per session. Plus skate rental cost.


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South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra

Name of Camp: 2019-2020 Season Auditions Date(s) & Time(s): May 16 - 20 Ages: 9 – 18 (4th – 12th Grade) Price: N/A Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-335-7933 ext 14 Description of Camp: The SDSYO is an educational program comprised of four student orchestras, ranging from a beginner string orchestra to an advance symphonic orchestra. These orchestras provide an inspiring group setting that gives young musicians the tools and training to pursue artistic passions, develop musical talents and build leadership skills. Performances are scheduled at major venues throughout the season, giving students multiple opportunities to showcase their musical talents. To register online for an audition, visit our website.

Swan Lake Christian Camp

Name of Camp: Swan Lake Christian Camp Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: Preschool - 12th Grade Price: $25- $240, depending on the camp Location: Viborg Phone Number: 605-326-5690 Description of Camp: All are welcome to come and make great friends while experiencing a memorable week of camp on the shores of the quiet and beautiful Swan Lake. Just 45 minutes from Sioux Falls, youth experience Christ through daily chapel, outdoor quiet times, life giving campfires and nightly cabin devotions. Fun activities throughout the day include archery, crafts, swimming, canoeing, and recreational games.

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Name of Camp: Summer Tutoring at Sylvan Dates/Times: All summer long Ages: Pre-K – 12th Grade Price: Varies with packages Location: Tutoring in Sioux Falls, Brookings and Mitchell Phone Number: 605-362-4885 Description of Camp: Don’t let your student’s hard work go to waste! Avoid summer learning loss with Sylvan. We provide tutoring in reading, writing, math, and more! Contact us today to see how we can help your child stay strong all summer long!

The First Tee of South Dakota

Name of Camp: Youth Golf Program

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Date(s) & Time(s): June 3 - August 9; Various times 8:00 am - 2:00 pm; Monday - Thursday; Various programs/sessions available Ages: 5 – 18 Price: $65 - $124; Financial Assistance Available; No child is turned away due to an inability to pay. Location: Elmwood Golf Course, Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-367-7092 ext 109 Description of Camp: The First Tee of South Dakota is a golf and life skills youth development program that uses golf as its context. Participants will learn the fundamentals of golf through our tiered learning program working on all areas of golf. Participants will also be exposed to our life skills curriculum which includes core values and healthy habits. These include meeting and greeting, how to manage emotions, resolve conflicts, communication, setting goals and more. Clubs are provided.

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Inspiration Hills The Maker’s Nook

Name of Camp: Art Camp Date(s) & Time(s): Weekly camps all summer Ages: 4 – 14 Price: $150 Location: Harrisburg Phone Number: 605-496-2380 Description of Camp: Art camp for kids of all ages. Weekly themes and coordinated projects will keep children inspired and creative all summer.


Name of Camp: Yoga Calm Date(s) & Time(s): April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5:00 pm-5:45 pm Ages: 8 – 10 Price: $60 Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-271-7100 Description of Camp: Yoga calm sessions for kids on Monday evenings.

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Warwick Workouts

Name of Camp: Next Level Skills Camp Date(s) & Time(s): July 8 - 10 Ages: 2nd – 8th Grade Price: TBD Location: Avera Sports Center Phone Number: 605-391-6653 Description of Camp: The Warwick Workouts Next Level Skills Camp is for athletes that want to improve as a player on BOTH sides of the basketball. This camp will focus on the game of basketball as a whole, both offensively and defensively. This camp will look to get athletes out of their comfort zone with ball handling, finishing, and shooting drills. The Warwick staff will work on full court transition drills, competitive 3 on 3 and 4 on 4 situations, and rebounding drills. Next Level Skills camp will also breakdown defensive concepts such as how to properly guard the ball, where to be in help side, and proper close-outs. This camp is designed for athletes who want to take the next step as a complete basketball player.


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Washington Pavilion Warwick Workouts

Name of Camp: Playmaker Camp Date(s) & Time(s): July 22-24 Ages: 3rd – 10th Grade Price: TBD Location: Avera Sports Center Phone Number: 605-391-6653 Description of Camp: The Warwick Workout Playmaker Camp is designed for players looking to enhance and expand their basketball skills, decision making and overall basketball IQ.

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Name of Camp: Coach’s Eye Shooting Clinic Date(s) & Time(s): July 15-17 Ages: 5th – 12th Grade Price: TBD Location: Avera Sports Center Phone Number: 605-391-6653

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Description of Camp: Concentrated and focused all on shooting mechanics; footwork, shot pocket, rhythm, and timing of your shot. Video analysis and daily progression of shooting technique.

Warwick Workouts

Name of Camp: 2-Day Skills & Competition Camp Date(s) & Time(s): June 10-11 or June 17-18 Ages: Youth, K – 5th Grade Price: TBD Location: Avera Sports Center Phone Number: 605-391-6653 Description of Camp: Fun 2-day camp that focuses on shooting, ball handling and passing in a competitive atmosphere

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Name of Camp: Washington Pavilion Summer Camps Date(s) & Time(s): June 3 - August 15, Morning and afternoon sessions available Ages: Ages 3 – 18 Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-367-6000 Description of Camp: Experience hands-on learning that incorporates all the fantastic opportunities the Washington Pavilion has to offer in visual arts, theatre, music and science! Your kids will continue learning, creating, and exploring through the summer in our fun, safe environment. Utilizing the unique talents of our teaching staff we create special summer memories for students of all ages. All Pavilion camps offer a low student to teacher ratio to maintain quality instruction.

Price: $155 - $535 Location: Sioux Falls Phone Number: 605-336-2267 Description of Camp: Since 1920, our Sioux Falls Family YMCA camps have provided generations of campers with a safe, meaningful and lifechanging outdoor camp experience. Children return year after year to enjoy our beautiful camp property, nestled along the forested shoreline of the Big Sioux River. While camp is close to home in the heart of Sioux Falls, it feels like a world away. Although our facilities and location are terrific, we know that it’s our counselors that ultimately make the camp.

YMCA Camp Leif Ericson

Name of Camp: Little Vikes, Leif Ericson, Tepeetonka, Ranch Camp, TLC (Teen Leadership Camp), Sports Camp, Gymnastics Camp, Theater Camp, GaGa Camp, Cheer and Dance, Tailfeather Date(s) & Time(s): June 3rd - August 16th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages: Ages 4 – 15


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2019 AND BEYOND Hold onto your flux capacitor....we're blasting into the past with Back to Summer! Kids will experience an action packed summer featuring field trips, activities and games exploring periods in time from the Stone Age to Y2K. You can look forward to old favorites, like weekly swimming, and a variety of new outings, keeping summer fresh and fun! Register now for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire Ignite Summer Enrichment program.

Ignite Summer Tuition Monday - Friday Registration Fee A $35 non-refundable registration fee is due for each child *Register for fall care also and pay NO fall registration fee. Register BEFORE MARCH 1, 2019 FT 4-5 days/week $125/week PT 1-3 days/week $93/week Register AFTER MARCH 1, 2019 FT 4-5 day/week $135/week PT 1-3 days/week $98/week

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What's New! Our most experienced time travelers in 3rd - 6th grade will experience a new summer format including: Split programming We know our older kids have interests that are different than our youngest learners and they benefit greatly when given more independent tasks. Kids in 3rd - 6th grade will have programming tailored to their interests and academic enhancements that keep them challenged and learning throughout the summer. More Field Trips In addition to tailored programming, our seasoned explorers will go on more outings taking them away from their home site. There will be opportunities for additional activities suited to older age groups as well as time spent at sister Ignite sites, giving kids a more diverse group of kids to interact with and form friendships.

Register online at or call 605.338.8061

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14th Street Learning Center Eastside Learning Center 57th Street Learning Center @ REACH Church

Dedicated Staff Each K - 2nd and 3rd - 6th grade group will have a separate dedicated lead coordinator and youth development specialist staff that form their summer team. These teams of summer educators will work to build a sense of community within their group and give kids the camp experience they will rave about each day! A summer of adventure awaits! You won't need a Delorean to get Back to Summer, but the trip is sure to be just as exciting!

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Reselling Your Kids Clothes Your kids are growing quickly out of everything. And now you have the toys, clothes, and other items they’ve left in the wake of their passing youth. To help you with the transitions, here are some of the basics you may not have thought of when you go to sell these items: • Freshly Laundered: Simply said – even if it was sitting out in the garage, stashed, stuffed, or folded away – buyers will usually ask that you give those clothes a quick run through the wash. •W  ear and Tear: Items that work and look in proper order are more likely to be accepted. • Complete Sets: Although many stores will still accept some item collections that aren’t complete, they’re more likely to take on those that are as complete as possible and give you more in return for the set. • Current Styles: Kids clothes and other items are more likely to be taken off your hands if they’re in styles of the last five years.

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•S  eason: Often, stores will accept all type of wear – winter, fall, summer and spring – all seasons of the year. •K  now What’s in Demand: Never hesitate to visit or call stores and ask what type of items they’re in need of or wanting. They may be looking for items you haven’t even thought of (i.e. toy boxes, outdoor toys, dance wear and sports gear). You can also take the chance to ask about items they may not accept such as car seats. •S  afety Standards: Most stores will have their own tests in place to review an item for issues with its safety status and overall condition. l



Camping First Aid Checklist Band-Aids. Small cuts and blisters are bound to happen. Keeping some bandages in your campers first aid kit can help. Of course, large cuts or injuries should always be directed to someone in charge. Antibacterial ointment. Should a small cut occur, be sure your camper puts some ointment on it to speed up the healing process and to avoid infection. Extra toothbrush. Pack an extra toothbrush in your camper’s bags. Accidents happen and it’s easy to drop while heading to the bathroom to brush. Camps often have outdoor bathrooms or dorm settings and should their toothbrush hit the ground it’s best to just throw it away. Sunscreen. Summer camps often mean a lot of outdoor time and protecting against sunburns is vital. Aloe. In the chance that your camper does get too much sun, having something to offer relief and comfort is important. Bug spray. Camps that are based outside and especially near water such as lakes can be lead to mosquito bites. Be sure to send some repellent along.

Cortisone cream. If bug bites do happen, having something to help counteract the itch and swelling is good. Extra zip plastic bags. Packing a couple extra zip up bags can be used for a variety of reasons. They’re great for keeping items dry or separating wet towels and swimsuits from other clothes when packing for the returnhome. A small flashlight and a few extra batteries. If your camp allows, you may want to consider sending a book light with your camper too, this could give your child a chance to do a little reading before rest time or prior to bed. Lip balm- with SPF. It’s important to protect your lips from those UV rays too. Travel tissues and hand wipes. Hitting the travel section at the store can be a great idea before packing. Some extra tissues in their bags can help incase they’re not near a bathroom. Disposable wet wipes are perfect for cleaning up hands when your camper can’t make it to a sink. l


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Summer camp season is on its way! Every kid in this region looks forward to these summer days of fun in the warm sun! Summer camps are an excellent way for kids to experience many exciting outdoor activities that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to do. We look forward to our kids developing new skills, making new friends, and enjoying their camp experience to the fullest. But of course, as with many summer activities, camp is often not free! This means that now is the perfect time to begin preparing a summer budget. Whether it’s shopping for supplies, considering transportation costs, or paying camp fees, being prepared with a budget will be a tremendous help. Once you’ve created your summer budget, here are a few additional summer camp saving ideas for you, especially if you intend for your child to attend these camps for multiple years.

• C  all ahead and ask if there are any available discounts or scholarships. The price is often lowered for early birds, multiple kids, returning kids, or they may offer discounts for teachers or members of the military. • T  his one is more money up front, but could save you much over time: If your child is going to attend a camp annually, invest in high quality items that will not need to be replaced each year.

• C  heck local consignment stores or online rummage sale sites for basic camp clothing needs. • A  lways keep an eye out online for printable coupons for toiletries and many of the popular sunscreens and bug repellants. • T  he cost of summer camp may qualify you for a tax credit. Contact a tax professional to find out if you qualify for this. • S  ave and reuse items for multiple years. Designate specific supplies as “for camp use only”. Put away in a storage bin that you can quickly gather up each year. This way you will not be searching all over the house for your child’s favorite flashlight! • F  or one time sleep-away camps, borrowing sleeping bags and suitcases from friends and family can be one way to save. • I f your children will be attending a camp annually, be sure to label everything so as to not lose anything. The less that is lost is less for you to purchase again next year. l


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n Teen Tech After Hours 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Siouxland Libraries - Caille Branch n n Scout ZooZnooze 7:00 PM-10:00 AM Great Plains Zoo Varies n Cosmic Nights 7:00 PM-11:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park Varies Saturday, March 2

n Free First Friday 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Washington Pavilion

n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gymnastics Academy $80/punchcard (10 punches)

n Cosmic Nights 7:00 PM-11:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park Varies Sunday, March 3 n Sensory Sensitive Sundays 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Chuck E Cheese’s $5/child (3 hours of play) n Family Day 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Burnside Bingo (Giving Hope Inc.) Varies n Girl Scout Brownie Badge 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Great Plains Zoo Varies

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n Homeschool Jump 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park $15+tax/jumper Thursday, March 7

n Tail Wagging Tutors- Roxie 2:30 PM-2:45 PM Downtown Library

n Children’s Activities 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials n Women’s Center Tour 11:00 AM-11:45 AM Avera n Battle Rope Fitness 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Kuehn Community Center $35/series

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n Skate Class 9:15 AM-10:00 AM Skate City $25/4 sessions n Saturday Science Club 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Great Plains Zoo $20/non-members; $15/members n Bilingual Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Siouxland Libraries - Caille Branch

Monday, March 4 n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gymnastics Academy $80/punchcard (10 punches)

Saturday, March 9

n Microsoft DigiGirlz Event 8:00 AM-2:00 PM University Center Free (Registration Required)

n Infant and Child CPR Training Class 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Educated Mommy $25/person or $40/couple

n Pavilion Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission n New Baby and Me 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Mutch Women’s Center for Health Enrichment n Strengthening Families (with 10-14 year olds) 5:30 PM-8:00 PM Carroll Institute $35/child (scholarships available) n Sustainability SeriesCandle Making 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Downtown Library

n 2nd Annual Storybook Ball 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials $10/adult; $25/child n Super Saturday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM All American Gymnastics Academy $15/Child Sunday, March 10 n Sioux Empire Sportsmen’s Show 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Sioux Falls Arena $10/adults, $2.50/Child (6-12), 5 and under free

n High Tea Tuesdays 2:15 PM-3:15 PM Children’s Museum of SD 3.75/child n Beginner Beekeeping Series 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Instructional Planning Center $129/3 sessions

n Ninja Training 7:00 PM-7:55 PM 605 Ninja Academy $69/month n Snowshoe Stroll 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Tuthill Park

Wednesday, March 6 n Milk Monologues 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Educated Mommy

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Friday, March 8 n n Tinker Tots 10:15 AM-11:00 AM Downtown Library

n Wibit Event(Action Tower and Wiggle Bridge) 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Midco Aquatic Center Free w/paid admission n Creation Art Studio 2:30 PM-3:15 PM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission

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n ROCK OF AGES 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Washington Pavilion Varies

n Wibit Water Volleyball 12:00 PM-8:00 PM Midco Aquatic Center Free w/paid admission

n n Science Safari Day 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Great Plains Zoo $38+tax/non-member; $32+tax/member

Thursday, March 14

n Puppet Show- The Watering Can 10:15 AM-10:45 AM Siouxland Libraries Oak View Branch

n K-8 Visit Day at Sioux Falls Lutheran School 8:00 AM-3:15 PM Sioux Falls Lutheran School

n Avera Stage Science Workshop 1:15 PM-1:45 PM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission

n Water Yoga 9:00 AM-9:45 AM Midco Aquatic Center $35/Series

Saturday, March 16

n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-8:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play)

n Cookie Decorating 8:00 AM-2:00 PM The Cookie Jar Eatery $15/child

n New Baby and Me 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Mutch Women’s Center for Health Enrichment

n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gymnastics Academy $80/punchcard (10 punches)

n ROCK OF AGES 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Washington Pavilion Varies Tuesday, March 12 n n School’s Out Day Camp 7:30 AM-5:30 PM Morningside Community Center $25/person

Wednesday, March 13 n n Toddler Jump! 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park $8/child n Pavilion Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission n Family Public Skate 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Scheels Ice Plex $6/adults, $4/child (12 and under) n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-8:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play)

n Crystal Bowls Sound Healing 5:15 PM-6:00 PM Butterfly House and Aquarium $12/person

n Skate Class 9:15 AM-10:00 AM Skate City $25/4 sessions

n High Tea Tuesdays 2:15 PM-3:15 PM Children’s Museum of SD $3.75/child n n Indoor Archery 6:30 PM-7:30 PM MariCar Community Center

n Sensory Friendly Play 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Children’s Museum of SD Free w/paid admission

n n Kid’s Mystery Dinner Theatre 5:15 PM-7:30 PM Children’s Museum of SD $25/person n Strengthening Families (with 10-14 year olds) 5:30 PM-8:00 PM Carroll Institute $35/child (scholarships available) n Ninja Training 7:00 PM-7:55 PM 605 Ninja Academy $69/month

PARADE TIME! n St Patrick’ Day Parade 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Phillips Avenue Sunday, March 17 n St Patrick’s Day Party 8:00 AM-11:00 PM Holiday Inn City Center Monday, March 18

n Meet the Doulas 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Educated Mommy

n Ninja Training 6:00 PM-6:55 PM 605 Ninja Academy $69/month

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Tuesday, March 19

n n Sky and Fin Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Butterfly House and Aquarium Free w/paid admission

n Children’s Activities 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials

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n New Baby and Me 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Mutch Women’s Center for Health Enrichment

n High Tea Tuesdays 2:15 PM-3:15 PM Children’s Museum of SD $3.75/child

n Strengthening Families (with 10-14 year olds) 5:30 PM-8:00 PM Carroll Institute $35/child (scholarships available)

Wednesday, March 20 n n Toddle Jump 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park $8/child

n Children’s Activities 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials

n FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Washington Pavilion Varies Friday, March 22

Thursday, March 21

n T-Ball 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Oyate Community Center $5/child

n Model Train Show 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls $5/adult (children 12 and under free) n FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Washington Pavilion Varies

n Kindergarten Registration 8:00 AM-3:00 PM Central Services

n Family and Friends CPR 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Sanford Health $20

n Water Yoga 9:00 AM-9:45 AM Midco Aquatic Center $35/Series

n n Scout ZooZnooze 7:00 PM-10:00 AM Great Plains Zoo Varies

n n Kid-Venture Class 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Butterfly House and Aquarium $19/adult-child duo; $10/members n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-8:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play)

n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-9:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play) n n Little All Stars 6:30 PM-7:20 PM All American Gymnastics Academy $80/punchcard (10 punches) n n Scout ZooZnooze 7:00 PM-10:00 AM Great Plains Zoo Varies

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n Ag Day 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Washington Pavilion Make sure to stop by ‘Hood Booth!

n Get Ready, Get Set For Kindergarten 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Downtown Library

n Family Public Skate 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Scheels Ice Plex $6/adults, $4/child (12 and under)

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Sunday, March 24 n Family Day 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Burnside Bingo (Giving Hope Inc.) Varies n Bear Cub Scout Adventure 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Great Plains Zoo Varies

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Saturday, March 30

n Kindergarten Screenings 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Harrisburg School District

n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gymnastics Academy $80/punchcard (10 punches)

n n Storytime Tuesdays 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Child’s Play Toys n Indoor Archery 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Morningside Community Center

n Pavilion Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission

n Baby-Wearing 102 Support Group 6:30 PM Educated Mommy

n New Baby and Me 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Mutch Women’s Center for Health Enrichment

n n Storm Dance Clinic 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Morningside Community Center

n Strengthening Families (with 10-14 year olds) 5:30 PM-8:00 PM Carroll Institute $35/child (scholarships available)

Wednesday, March 27 n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gymnastics Academy $80/punchcard (10 punches)

n n Juggling Clinic 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Oyate Community Center Friday, March 29 n Kindergarten Screenings 8:00 AM-3:00 PM Central Services

n Children’s Activities 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials n After School Movie 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Siouxland Libraries Oak View Branch

n Creation Art Studio 2:30 PM-3:15 PM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission

n Bookworms Reading Program 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Great Plains Zoo Free w/paid admission

n Super Saturday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM All American Gymnastics Academy $15/Child Sunday, March 31 n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-8:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play)

Thursday, March 28

n Playing it Safe at Tot Time 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Midco Aquatic Center Free w/paid admission

n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-9:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play)

n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-9:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play)

n Cursive Writing 3:30 PM-5:00 PM Downtown Library

n Kindergarten Screenings 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Harrisburg School District

n Skate Class 9:15 AM-10:00 AM Skate City $25/4 sessions

n Cosmic Skate 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Scheels Ice Plex $6+ skate rentals

Avera Stage Science Workshop 1:15 PM-1:45 PM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission Lifesize Monopoly 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Ronning Library

n n Play Group 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Kuehn Community Center

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Ear Infections in Children: What to Do and What to Know

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Winter is leaving, but it’s still cold and flu season, which means ear infections. An ear infection is the result of bacteria growing in the fluid of the middle ear. An ear infection is common to get after having a cold. Ear infections are most often seen in children, due to the small anatomy of their eustachian tubes. They are prevalent in the first years of life, and although they can happen at any time, a parent should be more alert of them during the fall or winter when respiratory infections are on the rise.

Symptoms of an ear infection When your child has an ear infection, it will typically start with a cold. They will most likely have a cough, congestion and a runny nose. A common indication of an ear infection is when your child gets a fever after the cold symptoms appear. If the fever lasts for more than 48 hours, then it’s time to get your child’s ears looked at, said Shannon Ashbaugh, M.D., a pediatrician at Sanford Health Children’s. With an ear infection, pain in the ear can be intense. Older children will be able to verbalize this, but obviously babies cannot. Excessive crying might mean that your baby is experiencing pain and it is time to bring them in.

being free of second-hand smoke and getting all vaccinations are also good ways to prevent ear infections. To learn more about eart tubes and when children might benefit from this type of procedure, visit our website,

Ear tubes Some children prone to ear infections may benefit from the insertion of tubes in their ears that drain fluid out of the middle ear, reducing the risk of ear infection. They are small, most often plastic or metal and surgically implanted in the eardrum by an ear, nose and throat surgeon.

Some other common symptoms your child may display are fussiness and crying, poor feeding, and trouble sleeping. The pain is usually worse at night, and lying down can increase it. In the meantime, before your doctor visit, you can administer Motrin/Tylenol to relieve the pain, Dr. Ashbaugh said.

Children having prolonged or recurrent fluidrelated problems like hearing or balance issues, ear pain or infection are the most likely candidates for ear tubes. Most often these children are between the ages of 1 and 3 years old. Ear tubes don’t affect speech development. They can improve hearing along with ear infection-related problems in behavior, sleep or communication.

Treatment and prevention

Surgery is normally quick and simple, taking place in 15 minutes under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis with patients returning home the same day. Surgeons open a small hole in the eardrum to drain the fluid and relieve pressure from the middle ear. They then place the small tube in the eardrum opening to allow airflow into the middle ear and keep fluid from building up. Follow-up care is required to monitor the tubes, but the tubes normally fall out on their own six to 12 months after surgery.

The doctor will treat your child’s ear infections according to their age and the severity of the condition. If your child is under 6 months of age, an antibiotic will treat them. If the child is over 6 months, the ear infection will more than likely resolve on its own. The doctor can give something to control the pain until the fluid clears the ear. At home, you can use nasal spray to moisten for suctioning drainage from the nose, and keep administering Motrin/ Tylenol as often as the doctor recommends. You prevent an ear infection the same way you prevent a cold. Good hand washing and proper hygiene is essential. Living in a smoke-free house,

Though tubes do provide tangible benefits, there are small associated risks that should be considered. In some cases, they leave a small hole in the eardrum after coming out, which requires a surgical repair. Some children still develop ear infections after they are placed. l

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If you don’t count yourself as a bread enthusiast, here’s a bit of help to guide you towards finding a bread that’s just right. Thick crust: • Sourdough • French • French peasant Dry Airy Crust: • Ciabatta • Rustic Italian Dense Bread: • Honey white • Honey wheat • French baguette • Bread bowls Hearty Bread: • Marathon multigrain • Any other multigrain breads Texture Bread: • Black Russian When it comes to caring for your bread, to get the most out of it, Susie, from the Sioux Falls area Breadsmith says you simply have to remember the “3-to-5 rule.”

•B  eing baked the old-fashioned way, handmade breads leave out all the preservatives and other odd ingredients and, hence, usually last up to 3-5 days on your shelf. •Y  our freshly handmade bread can be frozen in the plastic bag it comes in for up to 3-5 months, extending that expiration date dramatically. Overall, the fresher the bread is before it goes in the freezer, the fresher it will taste after it’s taken out. Also, bread dries out because the moisture within it freezes and condenses. An easy way to keep your bread from drying out is to leave it in its plastic bag overnight after taking it out of the freezer so that the moisture can redistribute. • I f you’d rather not take out the entire loaf from the freezer only to use a few slices and have the rest of it spoil, simply let the bread loaf sit out for 3-5 minutes to slightly thaw, and then break off the few slices you need before putting the rest of the loaf back into the freezer. l

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Letting the Cold Inside... Winter Home Ventilation

As tempting as it is to want to close up the home during winter to keep at bay the frigid temps of our Midwest winters, experts say it’s important to maintain a steady flow of fresh, quality air within your home year-round. The damp air created from condensation due to humidifiers and showers, etc. can make damp air quickly turn moldy. It’s easy to ventilate during the spring and summer - simply open a door or window and the clean, healthy air comes flowing into your home. So how do you properly ventilate during the winter?

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When to Ventilate Despite it typically being bitterly cold outside December through March, you should open your house at least once a day. You don’t have to expose yourself and your home to the elements for long. The opening of a window or door for just


a few minutes will create a cross-draught, allowing the old, damp air to exit your home and allowing fresh air to return. It’s also important to ventilate after you turn down your heating system. If you turn it down before leaving the house, or before going to bed, briefly open up a door or window to alleviate condensation. If it’s possible to keep a window in your bedroom just slightly open overnight, the air circulating your room will be more comfortable.

How to Ventilate Obviously, the simplest way to ventilate your home is by opening up windows and doors. However, to reach areas of your home that are known for gathering moisture, such as your bathroom, basement and laundry room, it may be helpful to use a fan. These areas are prime spots for mold growth. Better to be proactive rather than reactive down the road when mold has had

a chance to establish itself. Fans can be used in almost any room and work best when run before, during, and after activities that create moisture, such as a shower.

Alternatives One way to prevent the condensation that can appear on your bathroom mirrors on cold winter mornings is to install ventilation systems in your home. Exhaust fans in bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms are typically a given in the construction of new homes and apartments, so in older homes you may need to consider retrofitting. Large window fans are a great way to dehumidify. Humidifiers in your living and bedroom also work well to promote a comfortable indoor air. If you choose to install large alternative systems in your home, it is best to call a professional. l

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Don’t let the cold temperatures distract you; summer will be here before we know it! Soon you will be sending the kids off to camp, exploring the country, or planning a trip with the family. As you run through your packing checklist – sunglasses, snacks, road trip playlist – make sure your tires are ready for the ride with these 4 simple steps:

1) C  heck Your Air Pressure Proper tire pressure is a key part of the overall performance and safety of your vehicle. Maintaining the correct air pressure is crucial during the hot summer months. Make it a habit to check your air pressure at least once a month, and especially before long trips. Pro tip: Be sure to check your tires before doing any driving. This is when they are the coolest.

2) E  xamine Your Tread Depth Tire tread depth plays a pivotal role in traction and handling, making it very important that you regularly check the tread depth of your tires. Check the tread depth of your vehicle once a month, and before long trips on the road. You can do this by using a gauge, the wear bar indicators built into the tire, or the penny test. If you’d rather have someone handle it for you, stop by your local tire store and inquire about a free inspection.

3) I nspect Your Spare Tire The spare tire is one of the most important parts of your vehicle, even though it is one of the least often used. Few things put a halt to a road trip as quickly as a flat tire and no spare to replace it with. To avoid this disruption, make sure to check your spare whenever you inspect your other tire’s air pressure and tread. Check the tread, air pressure and tire age of your spare to ensure that it is in perfect condition when you need it.

4) D  on’t Overload Overloading your vehicle has a similar impact on your tires as driving on underinflated ones. It can lead to poor handling response and excessive heat buildup, causing tire failure. Make sure to check the manufacturer specifications for load carrying capacity when loading up your vehicle for a road trip. The manufacturer information can typically be found with the tire inflation information on the driver’s door panel, in the glove box, or in the owner’s manual. l

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Your dishwasher probably has several cycles that you don’t use on a regular basis. You have paid for those features, so you should use them and get the benefits of them and maximize your dollars spent. We trust when we purchase a dishwasher that it will do one thing, wash the dishes and wash them well. To accomplish a good level of cleaning, the dishwasher has to have high water temperature, detergent and a rinse aid. If you’re using all three of these elements, you should get a good clean.

water temperature must reach 150 degrees during its final rinse. A dishwasher that does not have NSF/ANSI Standard 184 certification most likely does not kill quite as many bacteria and organisms on objects being washed and rinsed, meaning they also do not suffice for sterilizing dishes.

What if your dishwasher has a “sanitize” cycle? This means you have an option of a deep clean! The MacMillian Dictionary defines sterilize as; “to kill all the bacteria on or in something and to make it completely clean.” If sterilizing means the killing of all living organisms, sanitizing reduces the number of such organisms to a level considered safe for public health. Dishwashers are not typically designed to sterilize items within them.

Many use the cycle every time, while others may only use it sparingly, like when household members are sick or contagious with an illness. Using the sanitize cycle then clearly makes for a healthier home, but regular use is encouraged as well.

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) has set a standard NSF/ANSI Standard 184 in the appliance industry. When a dishwasher is given a “sanitize cycle and is certified by NSF, that cycle will kill 99.99 percent of bacteria when operated using this cycle. Further the

The drawback: it can cost more to operate. However, most who are concerned about the bacterial elements find the added expense as acceptable to ensure clean dishes, free of bacteria. When shopping for a new dishwasher you should confirm the it meets the Sani-rinse standards as set by the National Sanitation Foundation. l

Give yourself the gift of efficiency with a new dishwasher from Karl’s. Whether you need a simple rinse, heavy duty clean or sanitizing we’ve got the options to cover you. Find out more today at Karl’s!

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