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welcome

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Welcome to our 10th Annual Summer Camp issue. I am excited for you to see all the camps and summer programs we have to keep your kids busy over the summer months. The ‘Hood team has done an amazing job of doing all the hard work for you! All you need to do is let the kids pick which camps are their favorites! We have all the details regarding pricing, dates, and times so your camp decision can be simplified! If you are reading our digital edition or going to our website, you just need to click on the links and it takes you right to the website of the camp you are looking at! If you aren’t thinking summer camps or programming quite yet, don’t worry we will have all of them on our website! Have you been following along about one our team member’s, Jaclyn, and the birth of her sweet little girl Breslyn? Jaclyn has been giving tips about being a mom to her third little girl and moms are loving her ideas! Isn’t Breslyn just the cutest? Have you started thinking about St. Patrick’s Day yet? We have some fun ideas for you to do this year! We started a tradition in our house where the kids like to wake up on St. Patrick’s Day morning and have a treasure hunt to find things. They don’t really care about the items, but they really enjoy the experience of finding the treasures! We

would love to hear about your family’s St. Patrick’s Day traditions too! Chime in on Facebook or Instagram and tell us! Make sure to check out our calendar of events (did you know it is online too?) for activities to keep you busy every day of the week! All of our events are conveniently sorted by age and type of activity. However, the BEST part is you can add the events right to your personal calendar, so you don’t forget about them! I know all of you are busy parents like myself and if it is not in the calendar, it is not going to happen! I am excited for you to meet our first Inspiring Teen of 2020! We have gotten so many fantastic nominations and Riley is a great teen for us to start the year out with. This teen has dedicated himself to serving others and we can’t wait for you to read more about him! If you know a teen who is inspiring others make sure to nominate them on our website. Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram! You never know when we might do a post asking for pictures of kids for the next issue.

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‘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:

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Familyfest is coming! The 11th Annual FamilyFest is only a few months away and our sister company would love to showcase YOUR COMPANY to our community. Every year thousands of families attend this one-day event at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds that was created with fun for the entire family in mind! There are numerous opportunities to promote your company through sponsorships, vendor spaces, performances and much more. Save the date for July 25th, 2020 and head over to familyfestsf.com to find out more information about opportunities to become involved!

Very Creative Valentines

  Our ‘Hood Community really showed us how creative they are this Valentine’s Day! We had dozens of pictures shared through our Facebook Page of all the fun your families had this Valentine’s Day! Take a look at some of these amazing Valentine’s Box creations and keep sharing your creativity with our community! Make sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

  Going away to summer camp can be considered a rite of passage for your child. However, for some children it may cause stress and anxiety that might be difficult to navigate. We are fortunate to have a local mental health professional give us some suggestions to best assist your child in facing the concerns and fears that might arise at the thought of leaving home for camp. Head over to thehoodmagazine.com to check out this online exclusive content! 


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Summer Camps Online! Our Summer Camp Directory is one of our most visited areas on thehoodmagazine.com! Every spring local families are able to conveniently search for summer camps that meet the various needs of their family right on our website. Every listing has a direct link right to the camp’s website, so there is no need to spend hours hunting down the camps that are the best for your family.

Not So Sweet Easter Treats We all know the struggle of rationing out our children’s sweet treats during holidays. However, you can minimize this struggle with some simple swaps in your child’s Easter basket. Below are a few easy swaps that your family can try this year. Hood online has even more suggestions too! • • • • •

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Looking for Community Sponsors: Is your business ready to become a Community Sponsor? This opportunity is all about content driven marketing and we think you’re going to love it! Your business will reach thousands of local parents every month in ways that are relevant to their lifestyle and it is our most affordable advertising option! You will receive options to have your logo in print, submit content for our online audience, take advantage of our thousands of followers on social media for giveaways and feel the love through social media posts! Reach out to us at info@thehoodmagazine.com for more details! Keep up with us daily on social media! We always have something fun to share!

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baby by Jaclyn Small

One Month In

We are officially one month into newborn bliss. One month ago, we welcomed our third baby girl in to our family. Even though we have been down this road twice before it all seems new again! You forget how small and delicate they are. You forget how soft their perfect skin is. But one thing that is unforgettable? That amazing newborn smell. It is to be expected that life becomes a little more chaotic when bringing home a new baby, however, our adjustment period has been fairly smooth. When you bring home your first baby it is terrifying. There is no amount of classes and reading that can truly prepare you for that. When you bring home your second, it’s a little easier. And by a little I mean still scary and still having moments of “how am I going to handle this?” But with the third, it definitely seemed like an easier transition. You have a little more knowledge of what to do and quite a few tricks in your back pocket of things that have worked before. Plus, older siblings make fantastic helpers! Some extra little hands to help hold the baby or find the pacifier means a little more freedom for mom to do crazy things like go to the bathroom or grab a bottle of water! One of the biggest changes I made when preparing for our 3rd baby was downsizing our list of “must-

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haves”. Like many, we were blessed to have a baby shower when we were expecting our first baby and received many wonderful gifts. Throw in some hand-me-down items from friends and family and new parent shopping sprees left us bursting at the seems with baby products galore...most of which we never used. A few years ago we did a deep clean and rid ourselves of all things baby. Honestly, at that time we didn’t know if another baby was in our future and even if it was, I knew I was going to do things different. While I would never take away the fun for new parents to spoil themselves when hitting the baby aisles at a store, I would encourage you to do a little research and invest in some quality pieces and less miscellaneous items that may look cute, but really just add clutter to your home. During this first month of postpartum, here are some items that I would urge new parents to consider for their families. l


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Solid food: Is your baby ready?

Changes happen so fast when babies are growing and developing. One of those exciting transitions is when they are ready to start trying solid foods! It’s important to watch for signs that your baby might be ready for foods before introducing stage-appropriate foods.


Usually around 4 to 6 months of age, when babies have developed good head and neck control, they will signal interest in food by watching you eat and reacting by leaning towards or reaching for foods that you are eating. When beginning baby foods, remember that some gagging is ok as this is a new experience for them! After he/she is swallowing baby foods without difficulty, you can add more texture and introduce a variety of different flavors. This stage sometimes goes quickly and before you know it, your baby is ready to move on to table foods! Babies are typically ready for table foods at 8 or 9 months. Your baby may begin showing readiness by grabbing at the spoon and wanting to self-feed. Another sign might be eating baby foods without losing much out of the mouth or sitting unsupported. Small, chopped pieces of cooked vegetables or soft fruits (without skins or seeds) are good first foods to try as this will allow your baby the experience of picking up pieces of food from their tray. As a reminder, make sure to give only a few pieces at a time. A good way to teach chewing is to provide a hard munchable—a stick shaped food that your baby cannot actually bite a piece off of. This could be a large carrot stick or a frozen bagel strip. This helps with teething and encourages the jaw to learn a chewing motion – plus it’s great sensory input. Here are some other fun tips for this exciting stage: • Roll soft foods in crushed-up graham cracker to make them easier to pick up • T ry giving foods in different shapes after he/she shows they can mash foods up well with their gums – i.e. provide foods in stick shapes so they can try holding and biting pieces • T ry adding small amounts of different seasonings/ spices, such as cinnamon • Let them explore various dips to encourage new flavors It’s critical to ALWAYS supervise your child during meals and snacks. If your child demonstrates difficulty progressing to new foods, frequent coughing or vomiting during meals, or difficulty manipulating foods in the mouth, please reach out to a therapist to discuss possible interventions available to help with successful eating and drinking. Bon Appetit! l

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baby by Sanford Health

Infant Colds: What’s normal and what’s not

What causes the common cold? The general cause of a common cold is a virus. A few common viruses are rhinovirus, enterovirus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). A lot of parents have misconceptions of RSV and believe that if their child contracts the virus they’re going to end up in the hospital or even develop asthma. But, that’s not quite true. Since 96 percent of all children develop RSV at least once before they’re 2, it can be considered a common cold as well. What are the symptoms of a cold in an infant? Symptoms of a cold in an infant generally start with a low-grade fever and nasal congestion. Infants get all plugged up inside and then two to three days later generally start having a lot of post-nasal drip, increasing a cough and causing a runny nose. If your child has a green or yellow runny nose in the first three to four days of a cold, that’s normal and not considered a sinus infection — it’s just that the mucus has been sitting in the nose for so long. That generally fades away within 7 to 10 days and the fever is usually gone in 2 to 3 days. Is there anything parents can do to prevent a cold? Avoid close contact with your child. More specifically,

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no sharing cups, spoons or straws. Your child should also have their own towel when they have a cold. You should avoid close kissing as well. You can maybe kiss them on the forehead, but not too close. What can a parent do to help a child with a cold? The first thing a parent shouldn’t do is worry. Most colds last 7 to 10 days. As long as your child is comfortable and does not have a prolonged fever or respiratory difficulties, hang in there and things will get better. Humidified air is one of the best things you can do. It will help lubricate the nasal sinuses and prevent cough. If your child’s uncomfortable, use of Tylenol and Ibuprofen would be appropriate. Use upright positioning for small infants and children, but only while they’re awake, and flat positioning while they sleep. Nasal saline can also help congestion. When does a child need to see a physician? During a cold, your baby or infant may need to see a physician or health care professional if their symptoms are prolonged. If they extend past 7 to 10 days, you may want to call or bring your child in. If there are symptoms such as irritability, prolonged fever or respiratory difficulty, make sure to see a physician or health care professional. l


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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 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 return home. 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 in case 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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Inspiring Teens in the Community

Riley What makes this person an inspiring teen?

Riley gives selflessly of his time and talent to make our community a better place day in and day out. Riley has volunteered hundreds of hours at church, at the VFW, and for the Marine Corps JROTC program at Lincoln High School. In addition to all of his hours of service, he has maintained a 4.0 grade point average for 6 straight semesters while taking an incredibly difficult class load that will allow him to enter the SD School of Mines with his entire freshman year nearly completed! While academic achievements and extra-curricular activities are testaments to the hard-working nature that Riley possesses, what they don’t tell you about him is the amazing heart for loving others that make Riley a truly inspiring teen. Riley has mentored countless youth by making them feel welcomed and included at church, in marching band, or in the JROTC program. Riley has gone out of his way to ensure that every person he comes in contact with has a smile on their face. Not a minute goes by when he isn’t trying to cheer someone up or make another

person’s day brighter. Riley will do great things in this life because of the knowledge and skills he possesses, but he will change the world because of the love and light that he shines on each and every person he meets.

If you were to use five words to describe this teen, what would they be? Funny, Hard-working, Reliable, Trustworthy, Smart

What is one quote that you think describes this teen?

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” – Albert Schweitzer.

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The thought of sending your child away to college can bring mixed emotions for any parent. On one hand, you are so proud of the person they have become and want to watch them spread their wings and soar! But on the other hand, you want to make sure they are well taken care of and have all of the tools they need to succeed! We chatted with local moms, Jillian Lemons and Christy Duncan, about their college visit experiences and have outlined some of their best pieces of advice. What kinds of things did you look for before getting to campus and while on campus? “The things I looked for while we were at campus was the security and safety of the dorms, cafeteria area and how the meal plan worked, laundry, etc.. Typical “mom” stuff.” - Jillian “We looked for what programs the schools offered, cost and logistics of getting home for the holidays. Oklahoma and Purdue were both long drives and no big airports near to fly home during the winter when roads can be less than desirable. We looked at job placement, intern/coop programs that the school offered along with programs offered before visiting. We signed up for big group visits for all of the schools like when they had all the science and engineering people there.” - Christy What kinds of questions did you ask when you were on campus? “We asked quite a few questions in regards to coursework, requirements, etc. We also talked about scholarships and other financial information. But we mostly learned about the classes she will be taking in order to earn her degree, cool activity clubs that the school offers, how living arrangements, etc.” - Jillian “We asked questions like do you offer e-books instead

of all of the money needed for textbooks, programs to get students involved, job placement, how large classes are, student success rates of kids sticking with it were questions we asked on tours. We should have asked about how difficult it is to get into your major for your junior and senior year. Spencer, our son, had to apply to the college of science and engineering for his junior and senior years and found lots of kids didn’t get into their college of choice for their major so they had to come up with a plan B.” - Christy What kind of emotions are you feeling at this stage of their journey? “I’m coming to realize that even though I’m sad about one chapter of my daughter’s life closing, I’m even more excited for the next one to begin. She will be a senior next school year and I hope to make it all about her and the exciting time starting in her life, versus all about us as parent and what we’re “losing” and how sad we will be.” - Jillian “When Spencer and I went to sit in on a biomedical class, I had to use the restroom before the class started. Spencer went into the classroom and when I returned to the classroom to find him, I didn’t see an almost grown up kid picking a career path. I saw a 5-year-old boy in his Blues Clues outfit drinking chocolate milk.” - Christy l March 2020 | thehoodmagazine.com |

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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 and learning during the summer months. Registration opens for many camps 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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Name of Camp: 605 Ninja Camps Dates & Times: Varies Ages: 6 -12 Price: $50 - $80 Location: 2101 W 41st St., Suite 41, Sioux Falls (behind Best Buy) Phone: 605-496-2082 Description: Kids LOVE our summer camps! Your child will sweat, exercise and learn fun new moves every day. With several different camp options, we have something for all! Ninja Camps: For boys and girls who love a challenge! This camp is focused on obstacle training like on American Ninja Warrior. We train over 25 obstacles per camp! Aerial Silks: Love circus? This camp is focused on learning the art of aerial silks. Parkour: Kids who love to jump & climb. Learn tricking, leaping and vaulting over different items.

All American Gymnastics Academy www.allamericangymnastics.com

Name of Camp: Summer Camp in the Air Dates: May 26 - August 26

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Times: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm (extended care until 6:00 pm for additional fee) Ages: 3 -13 Price: Daily $45/ Weekly $185 Location: 7321 S Grasslands Place, Sioux Falls (new location) Phone: 605-334-4311 Description: Summer camp in the air is where fun and energy collide. NEW this yearsummer camp program with weekly themes and field trips. Coach supervised camps keep kids active and moving all summer long. Three hours of daily fitness activities like Ninja Zone, gymnastics and trampolines. They’ll spend at least half their time in the air! All Camps 15% off until March 15th.

Apple Tree Children’s Center www.appletreechildren.org

Name of Camp: Apple Tree Date: May - August Time: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm Ages: 5 -12 Price: Weekly Rate (multi-child discount) Location: Sioux Falls Phone: Apple Tree East 605-339-9571, Apple Tree West 605-361-9875, Apple Tree North 605-332-5581, Apple Tree Valhalla 605-3617746 Description: Our focus is making summer 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 maintaining their educational focus. Math, Science, Art & Music themed programs including: Welcome to the Jungle, Minute to Win It, HomeTown Heroes, All About Art.


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summer camps Location: 2101 W. 41st Street, Suite 29B, Sioux Falls (between HuHot and Potbelly) Phone: 605-231-8399 Description: At AR Workshop Sioux Falls, your children can get creative and crafty as they make a customized project every day during our sessions. After selecting their favorite premium paint colors, participants will complete 5 DIY projects over the course of the 4-day camp. Camps are available every week during the month of June.

AR Workshop www.arworkshop.com/siouxfalls

Name of Camp: Youth Wood and Canvas Summer ARt Camp Dates & Times: June 1 - 4, June 8 - 11, June 22 - 25 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm) June 1 - 4, June 15 - 18 (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm) Ages: 8 -14 Price: $180 (Use code HOOD20 for $20 off until 4/1/20)

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summer camps Augustana University www.augie.edu/summer-music-camp

Name of Camp: Augustana University Summer Music Camp Dates: June 22 - 27 Price: Resident Campers - $500 ($550 after April 15), Commuting Campers: $400 ($450 after April 15) Ages: 7th - 12th Grade & 2020 High School Grads Location: Augustana University, Sioux Falls Phone: 605-274-5457 (Dr. Lisa Grevlos) Description: Our camp is designed to keep you engaged all day long, meeting new friends, rehearsing with one another, spending time with our amazing faculty, and yes, having some fun that has nothing to do with music! Choices include band, choir, orchestra, keyboard, guitar, small ensembles, enrichment electives, private voice & instrument lessons. Academy ensembles, including Brass Quintet, Opera and String Trio are available for the more advanced music student. Please see our website for scholarship opportunities.

Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball www.kairoselitevolleyball.com

Name of Camp: High School Prep Camp Dates: August 3-4 Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm/1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Price: $119 Ages: 9th - 12th Grade Location: Avera Human Performance Center 6800 S. Louise Ave., Sioux Falls Phone: 605-322-FAST Description: These camps provide high level/intense training to get ready for your upcoming school season. These camps 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!

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SUMMER CAMP IN THE AIR is where fun and energy collide! The New All-American Gymnastics Location is adding a Summer Camp Program. The Summer Camp Program will feature weekly themes, field trips and daily fitness activities. They’ll spend at least half their time in the air!

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Preschool Gymnastics Little All-Stars Recreational Gymnastics Before & After School Program Summer Camps Ninja Zone Parkour American Cheer Elite Tramp & Tumble (TnT) Open Gym Birthday Parties Monthly Memberships

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summer camps Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball www.kairoselitevolleyball.com

Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball www.kairoselitevolleyball.com

Name of Camp: Junior High Prep Camp Dates: July 27-28 or August 10-11 Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm/1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Ages: 7th - 8th Grade Price: $119 Location: Avera Human Performance Center 6800 S. Louise Ave., Sioux Falls Phone: 605-322-FAST Description: These camps provide high level/intense training to get ready for your upcoming school season. These camps 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!

Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball www.kairoselitevolleyball.com

Name of Camp: First Contact Bootcamp Date: August 7 Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm/12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Ages: 9th - 12th Grade Price: $59 Location: Avera Human Performance Center 6800 S. Louise Ave., Sioux Falls Phone: 605-322-FAST Description: Our bootcamps focus on a high number of repetitions and movement drills to get players physically and mentally ready for their school seasons.

Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools www.ogknights.org/parents/camps

Name of Camp: Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Summer Activities Dates: May 26th - August 6th Ages: Pre-K - 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Varies Phone: (605) 575-3300 Description: We provide a wide range of camps and activities to keep your child busy this summer. We have a variety of options including athletics camps for all ages, performing arts camps and academic summer classes to avoid the “summer slump.” All of our activities are taught and supervised by Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools teachers and staff. We’ll make sure your child has the best summer ever!

Name of Camp: Setter Bootcamp Date: August 6 Times: 9:00 am - 11:00 am/12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Ages: 9th - 12th Grade Price: $59 Location: Avera Human Performance Center 6800 S. Louise Ave., Sioux Falls Phone: 605-322-FAST Description: Our bootcamps focus on a high number of repetitions and movement drills to get players physically and mentally ready for their school seasons.

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summer camps Ages: 8 -13 Price: $365 Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-339-0911 Description: 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.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire www.bgcsiouxempire.org

Name of Camp: Let’s Get Real: Summer Camp Dates: May - August Times: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm (Brandon/ Harrisburg); 5:45 am - 6:30 pm (Sioux Falls sites) Ages: K - 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls, Brandon, or Harrisburg Phone: 605-338-8061 Description: Summer just got real! For years our TV screens have been filled with reality shows, each with a theme aimed to appeal to the viewer. This summer has nothing to do with TV though...instead of watching TV we will be starring in our own reality-based shows. From a cupcake war and house flipping to Survivor and the Amazing Race, kids will engage, compete and star in their own versions of popular shows.

Catfish Bay Water Ski Park www.catfishbay.com

Name of Camp: Camp OnAqua Dates: June 22 - 26 Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Camp Invention www.invent.org/camp

Name of Camp: National Inventors Hall of Fame Dates & Times: Varies Ages: K - 6th Grade Price: Starting at $235 Location: Multiple locations available Phone: 800-968-4332 Description: Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention program, Elevate! Campers will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth’s ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex and learning the value of their ideas! Local educators will lead fun, hands-on STEM activities inspiring children to ask questions, overcome obstacles and be confident in their innovative ideas. Use promo code LOCAL25 to save $25 (expires 3/31) or LOCAL15 to save $15 (expires 5/12).

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summer camps Central Preschool & Kindergarten www.centralsf.org/cpk

Name of Camp: Summer Fun Dates: Session 1: June 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25; Session 2: June 30, July 2, 7, 9, 14, 16; Session 3: July 21, 23, 28, 30 and August 4, 6 Times: 9:00 am - 11:30 am Ages: 3 - 6 Price: $148 per session ($40 deposit, $108 due at beginning of session) Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-336-2303 Description: Our summer fun sessions are filled with exploring and learning about many 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 of learning experiences. Children must be pottytrained.

Children’s Museum of South Dakota www.prairieplay.org

Name of Camp: STEAM Camp and Day Camps Dates: June 15-19; July 13-17, Aug. 3-7 (Single day options available on June 29, July 27, & Aug 17) Times: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ages: 6 - 12 Price: $225 (Single Day $45) Location: Brookings Phone: 605-692-6700 Description: 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

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and mediums. Each camp will bring a new experience. Day camps feature improv, DIY techniques, circuitry and robotics.

Code Ninjas www.codeninjas.com

Name of Camp: Summer Camps Dates: Day Camps: May 26 - 29, June 29 July 1 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm) Week-long Camps: June 1 - Aug. 21 (8:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm) Ages: 7 - 14 Price: $70 Day Camp, $169 Week-long Camp Location: 513 W 85th St, Sioux Falls (near intersection of Minnesota & 85th) Phone: 605-679-6960 Description: Camps at Code Ninjas are designed to be fun & educational. A win-win for kids and parents! Throughout the summer we offer a wide range of camps that will teach kids of all skill levels computer programming. From Minecraft to robotics to drones, we have something for every child. Check our website to see the full camp schedule with morning & afternoon options.

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Color Me Mine Sioux Falls www.siouxfalls.colormemine.com

Name of Camp: Summer Workshops Dates: Session 1: June 15 - 18 “Mystical Creatures/Out of this World”; Session 2: July 20 - 23 “Animals/Under the Sea”; Session 3: August 10 - 13 “Summer Fun/Emojis” Times: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Ages: 7 - 12 Price: $150+tax per session ($50 deposit per session) Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-362-6055 Description: Join us for some creative fun at Color Me Mine Sioux Falls this summer! We will have workshops where the children will paint pottery by learning fun techniques, build with clay, paint canvas and more!

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CTE Academy & Southeast Tech Career Camps www.sf.k12.sd.us/cte/home and www.southeasttech.edu Name of Camps: Career Exploration Camps Healthcare Camp: June 8 - 11; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm –5:00 pm Manufacturing Camp: June 8-11; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Media Camp: June 8-11; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Culinary and Horticulture Camp: June 8-11; 8:00 am -12:00 pm & July 6-9; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Construction Camp: July 6-9; 8:00 am 12:00 pm & July 6-9; 8:00 am -12:00 pm Ages: 6th - 10th grade Price: $20 - $110 Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-367-5504 Description: Co-sponsored by Southeast Tech, CTE Academy offers a series of camps in the summer that help middle school and high school students learn more about high school coursework and career paths.

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Name of Camps: All Aspects Baseball & Softball Camps & Clinics Dates: June - August Ages: 6 - 18 Price: Varies Location: 1300 E. Benson Rd., Sioux Falls Phone: 605-306-2287 Description: 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.

Destiny Youth Ranch www.destinyyouthranch.com

Name of Camp: Summer Youth Camps Dates: June 26 - 28; July 10 - 12; July 24 - 26; August 7 - 9 Ages: 7 - 17 Price: $125 Location: Alvord, IA (30 minutes from Sioux Falls) Phone: 605-553-7422 Description: We are a non-denominational, non-profit organization that runs day-camps, overnight camps and family retreats where you can learn more about faith and horses in a quiet, small-town atmosphere! We always have great speakers, worship, crafts, games, campfires, and of course... time with the horses! We teach very basic horsemanship (how to groom, tack, ride, and communicate with these amazing creatures), get comfortable with riding in an arena, and then get to hit the trail on over 45 acres of land!


summer camps First Tee of South Dakota www.thefirstteesouthdakota.org

Name of Camp: 2020 Youth Golf Program Dates: June 1 - August 3 Times: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm 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: 605-367-7092 x 109 Description: 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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Let the adventures begin! Registration opens on Monday, March 2nd for ALL 2020 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 9am to 11:30am. 2 02 0 S U M M E R F U N DAT E S

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summer camps Description: Believe it or not‌Summer is right around the corner! Join us at Inspiration Hills for a week to experience adventure, bonfires, swimming, horseback riding, chapels, worship and so much more! We feature a variety of different camps for all ages such as Day Camp, Saddle Up, Wilderness, Grand Camp, Lodge, Family Camp, and Take Me Fishing. Visit us at www.inspirationhills.org for more information on specific camps and registration. See you soon!

Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History www.greatzoo.org

Name of Camp: ZooCamp Dates: June - August Ages: 4 - 11 Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-367-7003 x233 Description: 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 carousel rides, tours of the zoo, and animal encounters.

Inspiration Hills Camp and Retreat Center www.inspirationhills.org Name of Camp: Inspiration Hills Dates: June 8 - August 11 Ages: 1st - 12th Grade Price: $115 - $550 Location: Inwood, IA Phone: 712-986-5193

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Lost Timber Bible Camp www.losttimber.org

Name of Camp: Lost Timber Bible Camp Dates: Breakaway Camp: June 7-13; Expedition Camp: June 14-20; Ignite Camp: June 21-27; Trailblazer 1 & 2 Camp: July 5-10 & July 12-17 Ages: 3rd Grade - College Freshmen Price: $245 Location: Chandler, MN Phone: 507-677-2555 Description: Lost Timber is passionate about having fun, building relationships, and helping campers grow in their faith. More than just a safe and affordable place to have fun with friends; we are committed to building relationships with our campers so we can share with them the love of Christ and more importantly, show them the love of Christ. It is our commitment to building relationships and discipling campers that keep them coming back year after year.


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Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota www.losd.org

Tea- Junior Kindergarten (605-498-2700)

Harrisburg Schools- Junior Kindergarten Name of Camps: NeSoDak, Joy Ranch, Klein (605-743-2567) Ranch, and Outlaw Ranch Kaleidoscope based Dates: June 7Playschool-Play - August 7 - Weekly education (605-362-9065) Ages: All Ages

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The Play Annex-Play Price: $300 - $700 based education (605-759-8474) Location: Varies Dell RapidsKindergarten Prep (605-428-3192) Phone: 800-888-1464 Description: Lutherans Outdoors Sioux Falls Lutheran-Fantastic Fives 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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GENEALOGY CAMP

For teens and adults wanting to get started in learning their family history. FOR MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION www.augie.edu/camps 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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summer camps Mathnasium of Sioux Falls mathnasium.com/siouxfalls

Name of Camp: Mathnasium Summer Sessions Dates & Times: Varies Ages: 2nd - 12th Grade Price: Starting at $20/session Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-334-6284 Description: This summer are you trying to balance camps, family-time, your work, child care, vacation, summer learning, and of course lots of fun & 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.

Nordland Heritage Foundation www.augie.edu/camps

Name of Camps: Norwegian and Spanish Language Camps for Children Dates: June 22 - 26 - Norwegian for Children July 13-17 - Spanish for Children Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Age: 2nd Grade - 12 years old Price: $85 ($10 discount for additional child) Location: Beaver Creek Church, Augustana Heritage Park - 1111 W 33rd St, Sioux Falls Phone: 605-376-6921 Description: The Nordland Heritage Foundation for the third 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.

Nordland Heritage Foundation www.augie.edu/camps

Museum of Visual Materials www.sfmvm.com

Name of Camp: Museum of Visual Materials Summer Camp Dates & Times: Varies Ages: 5 and up Price: $10 - $45 Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-271-9500 Description: 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!

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Name of Camp: Introduction to Genealogy for Teens-Adults Dates & Times: June 29 - July 1 (6:30 pm 9:30 pm) or July 20 - 22 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) Age: Teens - Adults Price: $85 ($10 discount for additional students) Location: Beaver Creek Church, Augustana Heritage Park - 1111 W 33rd St, Sioux Falls Phone: 605-376-6921 Description: The camp is designed to provide training for basic genealogy searches. Students will be provided electronic access to genealogy databases 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, camp will be led by Mary Schultz.


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summer camps or ballerina outfits, of course!) 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!

Power & Grace Gymnastics www.powerandgrace.com

Platinum Dance www.platinumdancesf.com

Name of Camp: Fairytale Camp Dates: July 13-17 Times: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Ages: 3 - 8 (must be potty trained) Price: $160+tax Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-951-9309 Description: This magical week brings your princess from near or far (dressed in princess

Name of Camp: Summer Kids Day Camp Dates: June - August Ages: 5 - 11 Price: Varies Location: 4225 N Bobhalla Dr, Sioux Falls Phone: 605-361-3419 Description: Get ready for a summer filled with fun and adventure! Kids will love the activities we have planned to keep their summer fun! Week-long, themed summer day camps giving your child both indoor and

ZOOCAMP Where Fun and Learning COLLIDE!

Enjoy Hands-on Activities See Animals Up-close Explore Animal Habitats

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summer camps Location: 85th & Minnesota or 4600 Tennis Ln, Sioux Falls Phone: SafeSplash South 605-204-5100, SafeSplash Woodlake 605-202-2692 Description: SafeSplash will be offering 2-week summer SwimJams (camps) during June, July and August to introduce your kids to swimming or give them a swimming skill boost for the summer! Give us a call or check out our website for pricing and times.

outdoor active play, along with projects and activities to stimulate your child’s creative and intellectual growth!

SafeSplash Swim School www.safesplash.com/locations/siouxfalls-south/local-programs Name of Camps: SwimJams Dates: June - August Ages: Varies Price: Varies

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Individual/Small Group Workouts Elite Offensive Skills Camp (High School – College) Summer Development League (Grades 4 – 10) Offensive Skills Camp (Grades K – 8) Specialty Summer Camps (Grades 5 – 8) School Clinic (Grades K – 12)

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Warwick Workouts, Powered by Avera Sports, provides basketball players with high-intensity offensive skill camps, clinics and workouts that incorporate a progression of skill sets designed to challenge athletes at every level.

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summer camps Sanford Pentagon. We offer single-day camps and workouts, weekly workouts and weeklong camps.

Sanford POWER www.SanfordPOWER.com

Name of Camp: Sanford POWER Dates: June 1 - July 31 Times: Varies Ages: 5th - 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-312-7800 Description: 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 www.SanfordPentagon.com/basketball Name of Camp: Basketball Academy Dates & Times: Varies Ages: K - 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-312-7920 Description: Comprehensive basketball program for players of all abilities at the

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Sanford POWER Riggs Premier Football Academy www.sanfordsports.com

Name of Camp: Football Academy Dates & Times: Varies Ages: K - 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-312-7800 Description: 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 and the Flag Football Camp for Grades K – 6.

Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy www.SanfordPentagon.com/volleyball1 Name of Camp: Volleyball Academy Dates & Times: Varies Ages: K - 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 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.

Sanford POWER Baseball and Softball Academy www.SanfordSports.com

Name of Camp: Baseball and Softball Academy Dates & Times: Varies Ages: K - 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-312-7800 Description: 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.

Sanford POWER Golf Academy www.SanfordPentagon.com/golf

Name of Camp: Golf skill camps Dates &Times: Varies Ages: 6th Grade - Adult Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-312-7800 Description: The Sanford POWER Golf Academy, offers a state-of-the-art player development program and a wide variety of programs for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner looking for basic instruction or looking to compete at the collegiate or professional level, we can help you achieve your goals. Offerings include: Private, semi-private and small group coaching options led by a PGA Teaching Professional, Youth programs, Golf Movement and Performance Analysis, Strength, Speed, and Power Training, and Golf Nutrition and Hydration Services.

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 SEFSA.org 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 www.sefsa.org

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Skate City SD www.skatecitysd.com

Name of Camp: Fundraising Summer Membership Card Dates & Times: April - May Ages: K - 12th Grade Price: $5 ($1 goes back to your school) Location: 2901 W 3rd St, Sioux Falls Phone: 605-332-7915 Description: 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.

Name of Camp: C.R.A.S.H. - Clinic Car Repair and Safety Help for Teens Dates: April 25 or November 14 Times: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm Ages: 13 - 18 Price: $25, Limited enrollment Location: Safety Village - 100 N Lyon Blvd, Sioux Empire Fairgrounds Phone: 605-334-7233 Description: C.R.A.S.H program provides teens with safety skills and training to prepare them for the roadways and vehicle ownership. Participants learn to identify various parts under the hood, check the tire treads, and change a tire on actual cars. Teens will also get tips on driving on rural roads and a reminder on South Dakota laws regarding seat belt usage and texting while driving. Learners Permit not required. Lunch included.

The Safety Village of South Dakota www.safetyvillage.org

The Maker’s Nook www.themakersnook.com

Name of Camp: Camp Nook Dates & Times: May - August Ages: Varies Price: Varies Location: Harrisburg, SD Phone: 605-496-2380 Description: Get creative this summer with Camp Nook. Weekly themes will set the tone of projects, activities, games, special guests, field trips and more! Let your child come and explore everything our studio has to offer.

Name of Camp: Children’s Safety Camp Dates: June 9 or 11 Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages: 7 - 11 Price: $10 Location: Safety Village - 100 N Lyon Blvd, Sioux Empire Fairgrounds Phone: 605-334-7233 Description: These three-hour camps provide children with information and skills needed to keep them safe in a variety of situations. Safety presentations include passenger, traffic, bicycle, electrical, poison, fire and home. Demonstrations by Sioux Falls Police Department, Avera, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Paramedics Plus, 911 Call Center, SD EMS for Children, Sanford AirMed, Xcel Energy, Sanford and more. March 2020 | thehoodmagazine.com |

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The Safety Village of South Dakota www.safetyvillage.org

Name of Camp: Heroes Summer Camp Dates: June 16-17 or June 23-24 Times: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Ages: 11 - 13 Price: $25 Lunch included, Limited Enrollment Location: Safety Village - 100 N Lyon Blvd, Sioux Empire Fairgrounds Phone: 605-334-7233

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Description: The Safety Village of South Dakota HEROES Summer Camp is an annual, 2-day (Tuesday and Wednesday) educational experience for children ages 1113. Participants take part in fun-filled activities and demonstrations with our community’s heroes the area’s “First Responders“. Activities include: teambuilding and obstacle courses, SWAT team demonstration, K9 unit demonstrations, Bomb Squad demonstrations, Firefighter demonstrations, Paramedic Plus, 911 Call Center, CPR/Stopthe-Bleed training, mock-crime scene with the CSI unit.

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Singing Boys of Sioux Falls www.facebook.com/ singingboysofsiouxfalls

Name of Camp: Boys Sing Camp 2020 Dates: June 8-11 TImes: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Ages: 8 - 13 Price: $125 by May 1, $150 after, scholarships available Location: First Congregational Church, Sioux Falls Phone: 605-789-1524 Description: Join us for a newly revamped schedule of singing and fun! Campers will have the honor of presenting a special performance at the Pipestone National Monument in MN and will tour that community with their music. Tailgate and sing the National Anthem at a Canaries Baseball game, swim, and enjoy other fun activities! A Sioux Falls public concert will now be held Thursday evening, to round out the week!

Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation www.siouxfalls.org/parks

Name of Camp: Sioux Falls Park and Recreation Summer Activities Dates & Times: Varies Ages: Varies Price: Varies Location: Varies Phone Number: 605-367-8222 Description: All summer classes, activities and events will be posted in May 2020 at www.siouxfalls.org/guide

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summer camps Sioux Falls YMCA www.siouxfallsymca.org/ymca-campleif-ericson

Sioux Falls Tennis Association (SFTA) www.sfta.net

Name of Camp: Sioux Falls Tennis Association/Parks and Recreation Department Summer Tennis 2020 Dates: Session 1: May 26 - July 2, Session 2: July 6 - August 11 Times: Lesson Time Varies M - Th 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, T - Th 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm and Friday play days Ages: 4 - 18 Price: Varies Location: McKennan, Laurel Oaks and Kuehn Parks Phone: 605-351-1631 Description: 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!

Name of Camp: YMCA Camp Leif Ericson Dates: Session 1: June 1-12, Session 2: June 15-26, Session 3: July 6-17, Session 4: July 2031, Session 5: August 3-14 Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages: 4 - 15 Price: Varies Location: 2301 E. 26th St., Sioux Falls Phone: 605-336-2267 Description: Since 1920, Sioux Falls YMCA camps have provided generations of campers with a safe, meaningful and life-changing outdoor camping 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.

Soccer Sprouts www.sdsoccersprouts.com

Name of Camp: Spring and Summer Soccer Seasons Dates: May 5 - June 24 or July 7 - Aug 19 Ages: 3 - 10 Price: $77 per season, 20% multi-child discount Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone: 605-929-4683 Description: Soccer Sprouts is an educationbased youth soccer program that helps children learn the basic fundamentals of soccer through fun games and activities, while also developing their gross and fine motor skills for any kind of physical activity or play. We encourage our Sprouts to be creative, get healthy exercise and build their confidence, while learning new skills with and without

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a soccer ball. We believe children learn by playing, and we strive to provide them with a solid foundation to enjoy soccer for many years to come.

South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra www.sdsymphony.org/sdsyo/

Name of Camp: 2020-2021 Season Auditions Dates: May 28 - June 1st Ages: 9 - 18 Price: Free Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-335-7933 x 14 Description: The SDSYO is an educational program comprised of four student orchestras, ranging from a beginner string orchestra to an advanced 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.

See for yourself IN Splash, our new interactive moving water exhibit. How will you use your imagination to make a splash? Show us at #PlayAlongSD

Play Along however you want at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota.

Brookings, SD

Swan Lake Christian Camp

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summer camps Location: Viborg, SD Phone: 605-326-5690 Description: 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.

Southeast Tech Career Exploration Camp www.southeasttech.edu

Name of Camp: Career Exploration Day - Healthcare, Horticulture, Sports Turf Management, Transportation, Information Technology Date: May 13 Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Ages: 9th - 12th Grade Price: Free Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-367-6040 Description: Career Exploration events are designed for high school students to learn more about potential careers through fun, interactive activities. Each session highlights various industries. Participants have the opportunity to meet Southeast Tech faculty, explore skills-relevant facilities and check out the pathways to a career field of interest.

Sylvan Learning Center sylvanlearning.com

Name of Camp: Language Arts Dates & Times: Varies Ages: 2nd - 9th Grade Price: $349 Location: Sioux Falls, Brookings and Mitchell Phone: 605-362-4885 Description: Don’t let your student’s hard work go to waste! Avoid summer learning loss with Sylvan. These academic workshops will increase your student’s proficiency in vocabulary, grammar, spelling and/or writing. Your student will have fun and gain confidence!

Sylvan Learning Center sylvanlearning.com

Swan Lake Christian Camp www.myslcc.com

Name of Camp: Swan Lake Christian Camp Dates & Times: Varies Ages: PreK and up Price: $25 - $260

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Name of Camp: Math Edge Dates & Times: Varies Ages: K - 9th Grade Price: $349 Location: Sioux Falls, Brookings and Mitchell Phone: 605-362-4885 Description: Want to keep your student’s math skills sharp? Math EDGE from Sylvan will keep your student challenged and engaged in math. Call and learn more today!


UPCOMING CAMPS

C.R.A.S.H. Clinic Car Repair And Safety Help for Teens AGES 13-18 • DATES APRIL OR NOVEMBER

Prepares Teens for the Roadways with Vehicle Safety and Education

Children’s Safety Camp AGES 7-11 • DATES JUNE 9 OR 11

Children Will Learn Information and Skills to Keep Them Safe at Home or Away

HEROES Summer Camp AGES 11-13 • DATES JUNE 16-17 OR JUNE 23-24

Children Spend Two Days with a Variety of Our Community’s First Responders

Visit Our Website to Learn More or to Register! 605.334.7233 safetyvillage.org

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summer camps 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 is designed for athletes who want to improve their all-around game.

Warwick Workouts www.warwickworkouts.com

Washington Pavilion www.washingtonpavilion.org

Name of Camp: Washington Pavilion Summer Camps Dates: June 1 - August 13 Times: Morning and afternoon sessions available Ages: 3 - 18 Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls Phone: 605-367-6000 Description: 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.

Warwick Workouts www.warwickworkouts.com

Name of Camp: Next Level Skills Camp Dates: July 6-8 Ages: 2nd - 8th Grade Price: Varies Location: Avera Sports Center Phone: 605-391-6653 Description: 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,

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Name of Camp: Point Guard Camps Dates: June 1-3 Ages: 5th - 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Avera Sports Center Phone: 605-391-6653 Description: Warwick Workout Point Guard/ Guard Academy is for players who want to become a dominant guard and floor general. The camp will concentrate on all aspects of high-level guard play through classroom video instruction and application to the court through advanced game-simulated drills. This camp is designed for athletes that want to become a student of the game and be able to apply it on the court.

Warwick Workouts www.warwickworkouts.com

Name of Camp: Positionless Player Camp Dates: May 27-29 and July 27-29 Ages: 8th - 12th Grade Price: Varies Location: Avera Sports Center Phone: 605-391-6653 Description: Positionless Player Camp will teach athletes to play anywhere on the floor. This camp will simulate game action while focusing on shooting, perimeter footwork, mid-range and low post scoring, and elite finishing drills. Learn to score and play from anywhere on the court with Positionless Player Camp.

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health & wellness by Christine Duncan, D.C., Lanpher Chiropractic

Summer Activities Can Lead to

Summer Injuries During the busy summer months, we try to squeeze in as much fun as possible. Especially outside fun, such as hiking, biking, and camping outside to soak up the sun! This can be a lot more activity than we are used to after hibernating during the South Dakota winter. While it is great to get out and be active, remembering to pace ourselves, stretch, and stay hydrated is very important too. It is important to listen to your body to avoid dehydration or even painful injuries. If you notice any of the following red flags, you may need to take a water break, stretch more or set up an appointment with your chiropractor.

• If you have fallen and have pain even after your bruise has gone away • If you notice your normal range of motion or flexibility is reduced

Signs of dehydration:

• If you are experiencing headaches and don’t normally suffer from them

•H  eadaches or getting light headed or dizzy when out in the hot sun

• If you are having muscle aches longer than 5 days after your activity

• S kin staying flushed and bright red even while drinking water • Not urinating for more than 2-3 hours

When you need to stretch more: • If you are planning on exercising significantly more than you normally do • If you have recently worked out and have sore muscles • I f you get muscle cramps easily (also… eat a banana before you begin!)

Time to call your Chiropractor: • If you have overdone it and the pain is more than a normal ache

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When exercising, a good way to determine how much time you should spend stretching, is to calculate 10% of your total activity time, and warm up and cool down for that amount of time. So for example, if you are planning on hiking for 1 hour (60 min) you should stretch and warm up for 6 minutes and cool down and stretch for an additional 6 minutes. This will really help you stay loose and help to prevent injuries. But if an injury does occur, don’t wait too long before seeking help from your local, friendly Chiropractor. l


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MOM T IP of the Month We know moms are always looking for new tips and ideas. We reached out to our panel of moms we work with and asked them to give us a tip or trick to share with you. Meet our moms for this month.

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Name: April Lewis Number of kids: 2 Kids’ Ages: 16 (Gavin) and 13 (Brody) Your Job:  Executive Assistant to the President of LifeScape Foundation Spouse’s Name: Mike

Your Mom Tip:

Kids grow up so quickly, so stop and take it in. The little things are important. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller

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Name:  Jen Rothenbuehler Number of kids: 2 Kids’ Ages: 7 and 9 Your Job:  Presentation Sisters Mission Development Office Spouse’s Name: Eric

Your Mom Tip:

Our family loves to spend weekends at the lake in the summer time with camping and boating! A helpful tip is to have each family member keep a travel bag in their rooms and make sure everything is ready to go each week for the following weekend. Also, doing chores during the week helps keep up the yard and household chores. This helps all of us enjoy the weekend getaways, but keep everything in order at home during the week!

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FUN LEARNING! There is only one place in Sioux Falls where you can build robots, perform in a musicial 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.


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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: • Camp Curiosity • Invent, Tinker, Create • Build It Big

AWESOME ACTIVITIES!

Are you constantly sketching and doodling? Perhaps try: • Comics and Cartooning • Chalk It Up Do you love the limelight? Try: • Musical Theatre Camp • Sing, Dance, Act There are a wide variety of summer camps for you to dive into what you love, help expand your skills and meet new friends.

WHY SUMMER CAMPS AT YOUR WASHINGTON PAVILION?

Join us for exciting camps like: • Blow It Up! • Farm Frenzy • Magic for Muggles • Jedi Training Camp • Mini Medical School • Backyard Biology • Fizz, Bubble, Pop! 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.

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.

ON SALE NOW! Weekly summer camps are available from June 1 – August 13. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Full camp schedule, descriptions and registration can be found at

washingtonpavilion.org Questions? Call 605-367-6000.


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•P  lan ahead – start a savings account at your bank and name it “Summer Camp” and then set up an automatic monthly transfer into the account so that when the time comes to pay, you already have the money saved up and it doesn’t make such a dent in your monthly budget. •H  ave more than one child? Make sure to check for sibling discounts if you plan on sending more than one child to camp this summer. Along those same lines, it never hurts to ask if they have any other discounts available that you might be eligible for. •G  et your kids involved – this is one of our favorite ways to save for summer camp! As a family, decide on a realistic dollar amount for your child to help contribute to the camp expenses. Then brainstorm and come up with a plan to help them reach their goal. Let them get creative in the beginning and don’t try too hard to give them all of the ideas – give them a little space to think and you will be pleasantly surprised at their creative ideas. It might be tempting to just pay them for chores around the house to help them reach their goal, but if you do that then remember it is actually you still covering all of the costs so factor that into your budget. Think seasonally, right now is a great time for your kiddos to earn some cash by offering to shovel for a neighbor so they don’t have to go out in the cold. Maybe they offer to walk a dog, or mow lawns or pull weeds as the weather gets nicer. Not only are you helping them learn to be financially responsible, you are also teaching them how good it feels to offer help to others. It’s a double win! l

Want to be published in ‘Hood? Watch our Facebook page for the next callout for jokes! Joke from Kensington S. Knock knock Who’s there? Ice cream Ice cream who? Ice cream if you don’t let me in.

Joke from Jaxson H. What does the bear say in the bathroom?

Joke from Addison M. Why are fish bad at basketball? Answer: They are afraid of the net.

•R  egister early – many camps offer special early bird rates if you get registered and pay by a certain date. This can be a great way to save some costs on the tuition. March is a great time to start researching potential camps and making a list of tuition and early bird deadlines.

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Answer: My hinny is clean!!

As a kid it doesn’t get much better than overnight summer camp, but as the parent it can come with a price tag that is a bit too hefty. With a little bit of research and planning, you can avoid the financial stress of summer camp.

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happenings Monday, March 2 n Home Alone 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Shalom Lutheran Preschool $25/person Tuesday, March 3 n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gynmastics Academy $8/child or membership n n Toddler Time 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Sky Zone $5 (plus socks) n Sensory-Friendly Time at Build-A-Bear Workshop 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Empire Mall Varies

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Sunday, March 1 n Sensory Sensitive Sunday 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Chuck E Cheese’s Varies

n Science Sunday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free w/paid admission

n Birth Place Tours 5:45 PM-6:45 PM Sanford Health

n Steam Sunday 12:00 PM-2:00 PM LaunchPAD Children’s Museum Free w/paid admission n Sanford Speed Race 1:00 PM Great Bear Recreation Park $10 per racer

n Family Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Hartford Library

n Prepared Childbirth Class 5 week series 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Avera Education Center $120/couple n Flick and Float -Frozen 2:00 PM Midco Aquatic Center Varies

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n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-9:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5 (3 hours of play) n Bookworms Reading Program 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Free w/paid admission n Family Maker Studio 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free w/paid admission n Tail Waggin’ Tutors 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Downtown Library n Super Saturday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM All American Gynmastics Academy $15/child or membership n Parent/Child Dance Party 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Open Space $30/couple

n After School in the Maker Studio 3:00 PM-5:30 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota $5/child n ADHD Talks 6:30 PM-8:00 PM The Comedy Club at Boss’ Pizza and Chicken n WAITRESS: A NEW MUSICAL 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Washington Pavilion Varies Wednesday, March 11 n Tail Waggin’ Tutors 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Ronning Library n Discount Skate 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Skate City $3 (plus skate rentals) Thursday, March 12

n Glow 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Sky Zone Varies Sunday, March 8

n Family Skate 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Skate City $5 (plus skate rentals) n Arts Escape Classes 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Avera Prairie Center n Forever Forest 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission

n Science Sunday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free w/paid admission

n Microsoft DigiGirlz Day 8:00 AM-2:00 PM USD Community College Free (Registration Required)

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n n Toddler Time 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Sky Zone $5 (plus socks)

n After School in the Maker Studio 3:00 PM-5:30 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota $5/child Tuesday, March 10 n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gymnastics $8/child

n Forever Forest 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission n Infant Massage 12:30 PM-2:30 PM Sanford Health $7+tax

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Friday, March 13 n Homeschool Art: Mixed Media 12:30 PM-2:00 PM Washington Pavilion $50/child n Sensory Friendly Play 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free w/paid admission n Open Gym 6:00 PM-6:50 PM All American Gynmastics Academy $10/child or membership n Big Band Ballroom Dance 6:45 PM-11:00 PM El Riad Shrine $14/person; $7 w/student ID n Cosmic Skate 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Scheels Ice Plex $6 (plus skate rentals) Saturday, March 14

n St. Patrick’s Party for Kids 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials n St. Patricks Day Parade 2:00 PM Phillps Ave n Cosmic Nights 7:00 PM-11:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park Varies

n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-9:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5 (3 hours of play) n Bookworms Reading Program 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Free w/paid admission

n n Abstract Art Camp 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Children’s Museum of SD $48/child

Sunday, March15

n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gynmastics Academy $8/child or membership

n STEM Explorers 1:00 PM LaunchPAD Children’s Museum Free w/paid admission

n Family Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Crooks Library

n Science Sunday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free w/paid admission

n n Kids Mystery Dinner Theater 5:15 PM-7:30 PM Children’s Museum of SD $28/child

Monday, March 16

n Disney Dance Upon A Dream 7:00 PM-9:30 PM Washington Pavilion Varies

n Family Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Prairie West Library n n Hungry Caterpillar Cupcake Decorating Class 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Oh My Cupcakes $16/person

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Thursday, March 19

n Baby Shark Live 6:00 PM Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Varies Tuesday, March 17 n St. Patrick’s Day breakfast with the Irish dancers 8:00 AM Westside Christian School Free will donation

n No School Day Sports Camp 7:30 AM-3:00 PM All American Gynmastics Academy $45/day n n Toddler Time 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Sky Zone $5 (plus socks) n Harrisburg Schools Pool Party 9:30 AM-1:30 PM Downtown EmBe $2/Child

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n After School in Maker Studio 3:00 PM-5:30 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota $5/child n Grandparents and ME Dance 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Open Space $30/couple Saturday, March 28

Sunday, March 22 n Science Sunday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free w/paid admission Monday, March 23

n Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: Neighbor Day 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Washington Pavilion Varies

n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gymnastics $8/child Tuesday, March 24

n APEX 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Skate City $7 (plus skate rentals)

n Greater Sioux Falls Model Train Show 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls $5/adults, 12 and under free with paid adult n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-9:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5 (3 hours of play) n Family Maker Studio 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free w/paid admission

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n Pink in the City 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Sioux Falls Convention Center $5/Person n Nerf Party 6:00 PM-8:00 PM All American Gynmastics Academy $15/child

Saturday, March 21 n Early Literacy Workshop For In-Home Providers 9:30 AM Sioux Falls Downtown Library

n Ag Day 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Washington Pavilion Stop by ‘hood Booth!

n Forever Forest 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission Wednesday, March 25 n Catch The Wave 8:30 AM-2:30 PM Southeast Tech $5/Person

n 80’s Skate Party 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Skate City $5 (plus skate rentals) Sunday, March 29

Friday, March 27 n Homeschool Art: Mixed Media 12:30 PM-2:00 PM Washington Pavilion $50/child

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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, heading off to the cabin, or exploring the country with your family. As you run through your packing checklist – sunglasses, snacks, road trip playlist – make sure “check tires” is on that list so that they are ready for the ride. Follow these simple steps before you head out on the road this summer: 1) Check Your Air Pressure Proper tire pressure is key to the overall performance and safety of your vehicle. Maintaining the correct air pressure is crucial during hot summer months. Make it a habit to check your air pressure at least once a month, and especially before long trips. Pro tip: The best time to check your tires before you start driving when they’re at their coolest temperature. 2) Examine 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 once a month, and before long road trips. You can do this by using a tread depth gauge, inspecting the wear bar indicators built into the tire, or the penny test. If you’d rather have an expert check it for you, stop by your local Discount Tire for a free inspection.

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3) Inspect Your Spare Tire If your vehicle is equipped with a spare tire, make sure to check your spare whenever you inspect your other tires. Check the tread, air pressure, and age of your spare tire to ensure it’s in perfect condition when you need it. Keep in mind that some vehicles today do not come with a spare tire. Few things put a halt to a road trip as quickly as a flat tire, so be sure to have a plan in place should you need a spare tire without one in your vehicle. 4) Don’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, potentially causing tire failure. Make sure to check the manufacturer specifications for load-carrying capacity when packing 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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Whether or not you actually carry out a springcleaning agenda you should at least pay some attention to the systems and parts that comprise your home’s HVAC system. Your heating system has been working hard over the winter months and the AC system has sat dormant, which means there are some important maintenance tasks to undertake this spring. Practicing these regular maintenance tips can help your systems work efficiently and avoid costly repair or replacement expenses. Cleaning the Outside Air Conditioning Condenser Unit For homes with central air, the outside condenser unit is susceptible to dirt, vegetation debris and foreign objects. First, make sure power to the unit is turned off. It is important to inspect the unit and remove by hand any larger objects such as sticks, twigs, feathers, leaves, etc. Once the unit is free of larger items, you can use a leaf blower to remove smaller items and free the unit of dust and dirt. You can also accomplish this using a shop vac with a soft brush attachment. Another option is to rinse the unit with a garden hose and a nozzle on a gentler spray setting. It is important that no matter which method you use to be careful not to bend the fins that surround the outside of the unit. Finally, clear away or trim any surrounding vegetation. Cleaning Indoor Registers and Vents Each time you vacuum it’s a good idea to take a pass over the floor registers, but each spring you may want to switch to the wand and put on the brush attachment to clean your home’s air return vents. If the vacuum brush fails to remove caked on dust then you would do well to remove the vent and soak in soapy water, brush clean, rinse and dry. Professional HVAC Cleaning While these steps will help maintain the effective operation of your HVAC system, it is still a good idea to schedule a regular maintenance and cleaning appointment with an HVAC professional. Along with the steps above, a professional cleaning will include areas that you as a homeowner just can’t get to, such as the ductwork and air conditioner coils. Not only does the contamination of these areas by dust, pet dander, and allergens hamper the efficient operation of your heating and cooling systems, it makes for a compromised living environment leading to dust covered surfaces and potential health and breathing issues. l

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Appliance Shopping 101 The average person spends a minimum of 37 minutes a day in the kitchen cooking and preparing meals. In addition, the average daily time spent doing laundry is around 17-30 minutes. When you consider how much time your family uses these products, the pressure to pick wisely when replacing them can be stressful. The key is to stay positive and focus on how this decision can lead to making life easier and more efficient in the long run. Features: Like many things, your appliances have options. Do you merely want the basic model or the fully loaded option? Determine what you need and what options you will use regularly to help you dial into the perfect appliance. Also, now is the time to consider if you are ready to link your new appliances to your smartphone or your family’s hub. Could these features make your life and chores less stressful? Don’t be afraid of the new options.

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Measurements: Knowing the size and dimensions of your current product is important, as not all appliances are the same size, especially refrigerators and cooktops. Not only is it important to know the dimensions of the products, but it is important to know the dimensions of the space where the appliance will be installed. You want to ensure that the new products will be easy to install. A personal experience, with a friendly and knowledgeable independent appliance sales associate will provide you with the ability to talk through your needs and desires and find the machine that best fits your budget. l


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