FREE online fitness classes for adults and teens. Access by becoming an online member on the ARCFit Facebook page and have access to several health-related links/resources
ARCfit does also have over 300 videos online for people to use for a fee. Individuals can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and a password will be created for them to join.
Avera Behavioral Health
FREE Virtual Kids/Teens Yoga, Art Groups and Social Skills Groups offered throughout summer.
FREE Virtual Parent Education Series
In-Person Youth Group Therapy – LEGO Social Skills, Art and Theraplay Groups – Group limited to 5 members and is billed to Insurance
Contact Nikki Eining at 692-8092 or Nikki.Eining@avera.org for more information and to register for programming.
Boys & Girls Club
FREE Virtual Programming – Elementary through Teen
Go to “Boys & Girls Club of Brookings” on Facebook and request to join the specific age group of virtual programming of your preference.
Parents should email Chelsea Lang at email@example.com for additional virtual programming offered for Club members throughout the summer.
Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program (small groups)
Online e-Mentoring for small groups (4-6) of K-6 grade students (date and times may vary). Each group is led by two Mentors and have either a social-emotional or academic focus. Mentors are screened and complete BCYMP's pre-service training and Mandatory Reporter training.
- The groups will last 1-semester, and that there will be a summer session, too. Parenting adults will have to re-register for each session.
Parenting adults should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to register youth.
Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program (1:1)
Adults 18+ who are interested in becoming a BCYMP Mentor should apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCYMPMentorApp.
- The pre-service Mentor training and interview will take approximately 3 hours. All training has been updated to be online and an increase of Mentors is needed (read "The Kids Aren't Alright")
Parenting adults should email email@example.com for more information on how to register youth as a mentee.
Brookings Public Library
Several virtual programming options are offered based on age and interest. For more information on programming, classes, or book curbside pick-up, please visit https://www.brookingslibrary.org/ or their Facebook page.
The Public Library has free wifi available that can be accessed around the building as well.
Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment
CPCM has opened our training portal to help facilitate education and training during the Covid-19 pandemic. The portal has professionally recorded sessions for caregivers and professionals. Please visit https://sdcpcm.com/resources/videos/ to access the videos.
Children's Museum of South Dakota
Virtual FREE Recipes for Play - Available anytime online via our website: https://prairieplay.org/seize-the-play/
Virtual STEAM Challenges for 6-12-year-olds designed to engage children with materials found around the house for $5 ($4 members). Register at https://prairieplay.org/calendar/ for this web-based Zoom class.
Virtual Take-n-Makes for 6-12-year-olds for $10 ($8 members). A kit containing all materials needed for the web-based Zoom class will be available for curbside pickup. A museum educator will guide you through the creative process. Register at https://prairieplay.org/calendar/
**Scholarships may be available if cost of programming is a burden. Please contact Carrie at 605-692-6700, ext 236, for more information
Play Along at Home Kits for $20 will be available through our gift shop Play Central Toys & Books. Each kit will include materials and directions for 5 different hands-on activities plus bonus materials. Kit options include STEM for 6-12-year-olds, Art for 6-12-year-olds, and Preschool for 3-5-year-olds.
Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons
Virtual FREE programming for girls K-12th grades available at www.gsdakotahorizons.org.
Girl Scouts at Home is open to all interested girls with opportunities for members to earn badges similar to what girls experience at a troop meeting or event. Topics range from art to cooking to community service projects to do at home.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Join the online sports community! FREE videos will be posted every week: www.BrookingsAreaFCA.org/Summer
FCA's 10 - week summer sports virtual camp is now accepting registrations! Click here to view their flyer.
*Scholarships Available – Please email TJ Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Prairie Soul Yoga Studio
SDSU Extension & 4-H
Find resources for families on finance, youth-related topics, nutrition, and mental health topics from SDSU Extension here: https://extension.sdstate.edu/covid-19-response
Open to all families! Visit the 4-H Summer Adventures Series featuring weekly themes and challenges with monetary prizes! Starts June 1st: https://extension.sdstate.edu/event/south-dakota-summer-adventures-virtual-program
Sioux Council Scouts
Stay active and expand youths' abilities to be self-sufficient! These activities are age-appropriate and designed from the Scouts' current educational program. For those already in scouts, they will stay on task to earn their rank advancements.
Visit https://www.siouxcouncil.org/scout-from-home for more information.