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Camp Thunderbird aims to empower the Native American youth of South Dakota through outdoor and extracurricular educational experiences that emphasize leadership, teamwork, and goal setting. We provide a nurturing space for campers to gain self-confidence, make new friends, and explore the natural world.

Join Camp Thunderbird!

We need your help! For the first time, we're planning to open the camp to both Pine Ridge and Rosebud students and to expand our age offering to include both upper elementary and middle-school youth. We have positions available on the Board of Directors or Associate Committee. Applications are due January 15th to Visit our employment page for more information.


  • Employment Camp Thunderbird South Dakota Summer Camp is free of charge to campers. We need your help to make it happen! All donations are tax deductible and if you give $100 or more, you will receive a thank you letter from one of the children you helped as well as