South Dakota Farmers Union provides camps for youth of all ages. The camps provide an atmosphere of recreation, adventure, and fun while our youth learn about Farmers Union, cooperatives, leadership and social interaction. These camps are divided into three categories: State, District, and County Camps. Please check our calendar for our camp dates for the upcoming summer. 

County Camps

County Camps are held in nearly every county across South Dakota, under the direction of local and county volunteer directors of education. These are day camps planned for 6 to 13 year old children. Camps include a number of activities, such as tours, cooperative learning, games, crafts, singing and much more.

Click here to see the list of 2018 camps 

District Camps

There are District Camps cooperatively held throughout South Dakota: Lake Bryron, Huron SD; Swan Lake near Viborg, SD; and Camp Bob Marshall in Custer, SD. Each camp is held from two to four days in length and they are planned for 6-13 year olds.

Camp packing list here

State Leadership Camp

State Leadership Camp provides the opportunity for Senior Youth (those who have completed the seventh grade, through the summer following senior year in high school) to attend the week long State Leadership Camp at Storm Mountain Center just outside Rapid City. At this camp, youth organize and operate five cooperative businesses. They also learn about the Farmers Union, other cooperative businesses, participate in leadership workshops, listen to guest speakers and participate in talent night. A tour of the Black Hills, hiking, volleyball, basketball, and fun cooperative games complete the camp experience and leave campers with lasting memories and many new friends.

Camp packing list here

All levels of camp activity have seen substantial growth and we are looking for even more participation in the years to come. We are very excited about the youth camp program's success and look forward to a bright future. Everyone is welcome and invited to participate! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

Check back for the 2019 Camp Dates  

2019 SDFU Day Camp Registration

Overnight Camp Packing List Here

South Dakota's Best Summer Job!


Help plan and facilitate county, district and state youth camps for kids ages 6-18, including marketing, promotion, and follow-up.

Learn more about becoming a summer intern.