Kids Camp Information

Welcome to the Kids Camp Program Information Page

Black Hills Camps   Childrens Activities    Childrens Events
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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.

Transportation

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.

Funding

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 https://www.facebook.com/BHMeatFest

Eligibility

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.  

Black Hills Camps

Pathfinder Camp

The Pathfinder Camp is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 2023 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, shrine parade.

Online participation request coming soon.

Explorer Camp

The Explorer Camp is scheduled for August 11-13, 2023 at Meeting the Need Camp in Keystone, SD.

Age Requirement – 10 and above

Other Requirements – At lease 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. 

Online participation request coming soon.

Childrens Activities

Swim Lessons

Naja Shriners Kids Camp 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 partnered with the Suncatchers Program to offer Equestrian Lessons and therapy.  The classes are based on the childs age and ability.  Classes are limited to Shrine Patients.

Online participation request coming soon.

Childrens Events

Fire Prevention Week

In October, Patient Services works with the Rapid City Fire Department and local schools to help educate area children about fire prevention and safety. On average we hand out more than 3,300 Burn Awareness activity books to local children in grades K-2.

Annual easter egg hunt

April 8, 2023

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.

Online RSVP Coming Soon

Trunk or treat

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.  This event is open to the public.

Annual Christmas carnival

The Naja Shriners host 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.

Online RSVP Coming Soon

Building Memories

Thank you to our sponsors