EmBe 2019 Summer Camps Registration

EmBe (Empowering You to Be) - Sioux Falls

Catering to kids for nine decades!

Girls flocked to EmBe in the 1920's for crafts, clubs and basketball.  Later it was the Bunny Brunch, Kids Carnival, and swimming lessons.  Today they come to EmBe for Volleyball, Girls on the Run®, FIRST® LEGO® League, Girls Ignited™ leadership camp, Babysitting Camp and many more programs.


Camp ChangeMaker

Camp ChangeMaker will educate the participants about serious issues plaguing our community and what area nonprofits are doing to find solutions.  We will visit local organizations and non-profits to gain an understanding of the purpose of their organization; how it operates, who they serve and why they do so.  We will also help with a hands on project so each camper will walk away with the knowledge on how they can share their time and talents within our community.

Camp costs includes a t-shirt.  Participants bring their own lunch each day.


Babysitting Camp

This 2-day camp will give each potential babysitter hands on training with the children in our EmBe childcare center, which makes our babysitter training camp a unique experience! Plus, they'll learn about keeping children safe, which toys and foods are appropriate for different age groups, diapering babies and so much more! All campers will receive infant and child CPR and first aid skills and will take home a portable first aid kit along with other goodies!  (this camp does not offer CPR certification)


Camp costs includes a t-shirt.  Participants bring their own lunch each day.


Embe Girls Ignited™ leadership camp

This is a unique 4-day camp experience that will give girls in grades 6-8 an opportunity to learn what leadership means, and how to be a leader amongst their peers, at school, and in the community. They'll be given the opportunity to meet, witness in action, and engage in conversation with women in our community in leadership roles and who have chosen non-traditional career paths. Girls also will learn leadership and teambuilding skills through a ropes challenge course at the YMCA Leif Ericson campsite. Each girl will participate in the Real Colors Personality Assessment, giving the girls an opportunity to learn about themselves and how to communicate with others around them.  Dream boards are created for the girls to set goals and continue working towards those. The girls will also learn from professionals in personal finance, and have opportunities to learn about giving back in community service.


Here are some examples of women we have met and experiences we have had in this camp in past summers:

The Women in IT Program at Citi: learned how the advancement in technology is shaping our world all starting in Sioux Falls

Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (former US Congresswoman) & Olympia Scott (former WNBA athlete): empowered to follow our dreams

The GEAR Center at The University Center: visited with nationally recognized researchers working on tissue scaffolding to replace live organ donation 

The Teddy Bear Den, The Banquet & various other local non-profits where we discuss the importance of serving our communities and also gave our time helping with a project

Click Rain (internet marketing): visited with the owner and staff sharing their story and how to positively market yourself, personal branding, personal website design

Sanford Promise Lab:  met with females in research at Sanford and toured the facility
Melissa Johnson, owner of Oh My Cupcakes! and other locally owned small businesses: toured and learned the process of operating your own business

Sioux Falls Police Women, Sioux Falls Fire Women, City Council Women and County Professionals: toured city and county facilities learning about local, state and national government operations

Dr. Rosemary Erickson, Athena Research Corporation: forensic scientist, sharing her experiences working around the US and the importance of self awareness 


Camp costs includes t-shirt. Participants bring their own lunch each day.



We will not turn anyone away based on inability to pay. If you are in need of financial assistance, please click here to leave this page and fill out a scholarship application.


Event Details

Program Registration Fees (includes applicable sales tax)

Babysitting Camp: June 12-13 Ages 10 - 14 Waiting List
Babysitting Camp: June 5-6 Ages 10 - 14 Waiting List
Babysitting Camp: May 30-31 Ages 10 - 14 Waiting List
Babysitting Camp: June 19-20 Ages 10 - 14 Waiting List
Babysitting Camp: July 1-2 Ages 10 - 14 Waiting List
Camp Changemaker: June 24-27 Ages 10 - 14 Open
Camp Changemaker: July 8-11 Ages 10 - 14 Open
EmBe Girl Ignited™ leadership camp: July 22-25 Girls grades 6 - 8 Waiting List