Kids Camp Information

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About us

The Naja Shrine Patient Kids Camp Program started in 2021.  Our goal every year is to extend our care of Naja’s patients beyond the hospital walls.   We are devoted to giving patients the opportunity to participate in activities that build skills and interest in outdoor activities and develop friendships with other patients and their families.


Currently this program is not offering a reimbursement of transportation costs to attend a camp.  Should a family need help with getting to one of our programs we will work with you to see how we can help.


The Black Hills Meat Fest is currently the main fundraiser for this program.  We encourage you to view our Sponsors who make this program a possibility.  This fundraiser is held in November each year and we raffle off over 1 Ton of Meat!  Follow this event on our Facebook Page at


To participate in any of the Kids Camp programs, the child must be a Shrine Patient.  Some programs could require a child be of a specific age to participate.  

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Black Hills Camps

Pathfinder Camp

The Pathfinder Camp is scheduled for Saturday, June 14, 2025 at Hidden Lake Campground in Hot Springs, SD.

Age Requirement – 5 and above

Other Requirements – At least one parent or guardian is required.  Families welcome.

About the Camp.  This camp is a day camp that starts in Hot Springs at 10 am and ends after dinner.  All meals, beverages, and snacks are included.  This day includes boating, fishing, photography, nature walk, crafts, and a Shrine parade.

Click the link below to complete the application form.

Deadline to complete your application is June 8, 2025

Explorer Camp

The Explorer Camp is scheduled for July 19, 20, 21, 2024 at Meeting the Need Camp in Keystone, SD.

Age Requirement – 10 and above

Other Requirements – At least one parent or guardian is required.  This is an overnight camp, and the parent/guardian is required to stay with child.  Families are welcome but additional family members will be tent camping.

About the Camp – This weekend starts Friday late afternoon.  Include all meals and snacks.  We have movies under the stars, camp cooking, fishing, ATV ride, small mine tour, crafts, games, and an educational program.  

There is an option to join the camp for some of the camp and staying overnight is not a requirement.  Just note that on your application form.

Click the link below to complete the application for.

Deadline to complete your application is July 12, 2024

Childrens Activities

Swim Lessons

Naja Shriners Kids Camp has partnered with the YMCA to provide Naja Shrine Patients the opportunity to receive swimming lessons.  The classes are weekly for 6-week sessions.  Currently only offered in the Rapid City YMCA.  Age requirements for the lessons is dependent on the type of class being offered and is limited to Shrine Patients.

Online participation request coming soon.

Equestrian Class

Naja Shriners Kids Camp has partnered with the Suncatchers Program to offer Equestrian Lessons and therapy. This program facilitates therapeutic horsemanship in both mounted and ground-work sessions The classes are based on the child’s age and ability.  A doctors release to participate is required. Classes are limited to Shrine Patients.

Click the link below to request the participation form.

Childrens Events

Annual easter egg hunt

March 30, 2024

RSVP Required by 3/15/24.  Please Call (605) 342-3402. 

Each year the Naja Shriners puts on an Easter Egg hunt, not only for the Shriners and their families, but also our Shrine healthcare patients and their families. This event is not open to the public.

Trunk or treat

October 26, 2024

Open to the Public – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Naja Shriners host an annual Truck or Treat in the parking lot of the Shrine Center in Rapid City.  Families can attend a safe activity for Halloween while showing off their costumes. 

Annual Christmas carnival

December 7, 2024

The Kids Camp Committee hosts an annual Christmas carnival.  A cake walk, fish pond, and ring toss are just a few of the great activities the Naja Shrine families get to play.  There is also a free lunch and a visit from Santa!  This event is not open to the public – Shrine Patients and families along with Naja Shrine Members and families.

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