Programs and Classes

Sat Jan 27 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
2018 Winter Swimming Program
Sat Feb 03 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
2018 Winter Swimming Program
Sat Feb 10 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
2018 Winter Swimming Program

To register or pay for the event, please go to the "SUPPORT US BY DONATING TODAY" button at the top of the website. You can indicate the number of runners/walkers in the message area.

Please note that we have moved our office to 505 Kansas City St., Rapid City, SD 57701. The most effective way to contact us is it to call Dennis at 605-721-5533. 

Winter Swim Program

When: starts Jan.30th at the YMCA

We will meet at Noon and play some games or activities at the YMCA in the basement.  At 12:25 we will proceed to the family pool area.  The swimming starts at 12:30 for about an hour.  The activities before the swimming are optional.  The cost is $10 per child.

 

Please call Dennis Hanken at 721-5533 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We are not able to do any one on one with the participants.  We only have two staff at this time.  Please call ASAP as we need to tell the staff at the Y how many children will be attending before the program starts.  

A big THANK YOU to Connie Price and the employees of Black Hills Federal Credit Union for their generous donation!

Swimming Schedule for 2015

Tuesdays and Thursdays at the YMCA pool

First Group-Time: 11:50 to 12:50  Ages 5-10
Second Group- Time 1:00 to 1:50  Ages 11-15

Starting date is June 2 and ending dated is June 23
There will be NO Swimming Group on June 18th and 25th

Cost is $30 per child

Please register with Dennis at 605-721-5533 or 605-415-3739 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The schedule for the 2015 Summer Camps are posted. Please call Dennis to register at 605-415-3739 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We have a new addition to our program this year. Our Galena Day Camp. The kids can enjoy outdoor and camping activities in the ghost town of Galena. Thanks to our grant with People First and Black Hills Works, we can offer this program for $10 and we can provide transportation. In addition, we can provide transportation to and from all activities as needed.

Mondays and Wednesdays (except where noted)   9:00 to 11:00 am

Week 1 - June 1st - Activities at The Ranch

             June 3rd - The Tennis Club

Week 2 - June 8th - Outdoor Campus (fishing)

             June 10th - Outdoor Campus (hiking, Treasure Hunt)

Week 3 - June 15th - YMCA (Rock Climbing and more

             June 18th - Galena Day Camp Thursday 9 am to 3 pm,                                                                                   Transportation provided

Week 4 - June 22nd - YMCA (arts and crafts and games)

             June 25th - Sun Catchers Horseback Riding Thursday

                              10:00 am to 11:00 am only

Week 5 - June 29th - Marshall Arts

             July 1st - YMCA Links - Golf

Week 6 - July 6th - Sioux Park (games and activities)

             July 9th - Galena Day Camp Thursday 9 am to 3 pm,

                                Transportation provided

Please call Dennis at 605-721-5533 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Camps are adjusted to the best of our ability to accommodate all interested children. Your child's abilities can be discussed with Dennis when you register.

 Cost is $10 per week. 

Virtual Choir 2015

“We Are One-Mitakuye Oyasin”

Join us. No experience necessary.

Video featuring over 300 children from throughout the Black

Hills and Pine Ridge singing in Lakota and English.

Anyone 18 and under, regardless of experience, is welcome to

participate.  We have designed the music for beginners to

experienced singers.

Music Choir Instructions

Schedule:
Rapid City:  
Monday, May 11, 3:30 to 8:00 Dakota High School, enter through the back
Tuesday, May 12, 3:30 to 7:00, General Beadle Community School
Wednesday, May 13, 3:30 to 7:00, General Beadle Community School
 
 

April 18th, 2015 10:00 am @ Founders Park Rapid City, SD

Register Here to use Paypal (Include your shirt size in Paypal comments)

People First presents grant

People First Rapid City honored its first recipients of People First mini-grants at an open house January 28 at the Suzie Cappa Center. The purpose of this mini-grant is to provide additional opportunities to individuals with disabilities to live to their full potential and access additional resources.  The grants are focused in the areas of advocacy, medical needs, improved independence, education, employment, personal development, or a community project for people with disabilities.

 

People First is a group of individuals with disabilities who come together to learn to advocate for themselves and others. The local chapter of People First meets monthly at Black Hills Works. For more information, contact Lisa Batteen at (605) 718-6287 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Grantees are as follows:

  • Devan Dallman for assistive technology
  • SunCatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy for riderships
  • Autism Society of the Black Hills for exploring sports and nature summer program
  • Sean Bach for assistive technology Margaret Parker for medical needs

   

People First members Nancy Weiss and Cindy Roan Eagle present a check to Sandy Burns from the Autism Society of the Black Hills. The group will use the money to explore sports and fund nature summer programs.

Reprinted from the Black Hills Works newsletter

http://www.bhws.com/siterun_data/news/transitions_newsletter/doc8527998001219547640.html

The Swimming Program starts March 23! See listing under Programs and Classes.

Our next Board Meeting will be January 26 at 5:15pm at the Black Hills Works office (Please enter on the Right side ground floor entrance) For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..