EmBe 2018 Summer Camps Registration

EmBe (Empowering You to Be) - Sioux Falls

Event Details

About This Event

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, Camp CEO, Babysitting Classes and many more programs!


NEW! Camp ChangeMaker

This camp is to educate middle school boys and girls about area non-profits and how they can give back to their communities. Teaching them the purpose of a non-profit organization; how it operates, who they serve and how the participants can share their talents within these organizations. Visit area non-profits where we will learn about their mission and complete a hands on project. Campers will work together to dream up their own non-profit, what their mission will be and present it on the last day. 

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


Babysitting Boot 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.



Camp CEO

Camp CEO 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 that 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.


Registration Details

Program Registration Fees (includes applicable sales tax)

Babysitting Boot Camp June 6-7 Ages 10 - 14 $90.53 Waiting List
Babysitting Boot Camp: June 13-14 Ages 10 - 14 $90.53 Open
Babysitting Boot Camp: June 20-21 Ages 10 - 14 $90.53 Open
Babysitting Boot Camp: June 27-28 Ages 10 - 14 $90.53 Open
Babysitting Boot Camp: July 2-3 Ages 10 - 14 $90.53 Waiting List
Camp CEO: July 9 - 12 Girls grades 6 - 8 $106.50 Closed
Camp CEO: July 16 - 19 Girls grades 6 - 8 $106.50 Waiting List
Camp ChangeMaker: July 23 - 26 Ages 10 - 14 $79.88 Open
Camp ChangeMaker : July 30 - August 2 Ages 10 - 14 $79.88 Waiting List