Youth & Family Camp

Broom Tree Farm Retreat Ministries, operating as the Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center and Broom Tree Youth and Family Camp, is a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls.   Its primary mission is to provide facilities, resources and programs that aid individuals – religious and laity, youth, and families – in spiritual renewal and faith development.  Broom Tree seeks to support all people of faith as they experience an awakening to God’s continual call to conversion and as they deepen their response to it.   Broom Tree is also available to non-profit and for-profit organizations for their own strategic development purposes.

Archbishop Carlson Lodge

  • Panoramic views of the gorgeous Missouri Valley
  • Lake Marindahl easily accessible for boating, canoeing and fishing

Main Level

  • Massive stone gas fireplace adds warmth to the already cozy Lodge atmosphere
  • Full Kitchen (large reach-in refrigerator, upright freezer, ice machine, two stoves, warming table, roasters and all accessories you need to cook up hearty meals for your group… or cater in… it’s your choice)
  • Two propane grills available right outside the kitchen door
  • Private corner conference room
  • Handicapped Accessible including Rest Rooms
  • Open Staircase leading to a beautiful, log-railed, 850 sq ft Loft overlooking the Main Level

Lower Level

  • Large, open multi-purpose room with walk-out to lower level patio
  • Stone Fireplace with its inviting hearth welcomes guests as the room’s centerpiece
  • Separate, enclosed Game Room with Pool Table, Foos Ball, Air Hockey and two Game Tables for Chess, Checkers or a friendly game of Hearts
  • Rest Rooms

2024 Pricing

  • Entire Lodge – $500/day

Family & Dorm Cabins*

  • (14) Family Cabins that each sleep up to seven – Each cabin has two sets of bunk beds with twin mattresses and one set that has a twin on the top and a full-size mattress on the bottom
  • (3) Dorm Cabins that each sleep 18  in bunk beds plus a separate bedroom with a full-size bed
  • All cabins have full kitchens and private bathrooms with a shower
  • Each cabin comes equipped with a microwave, oven, fridge, coffee maker, and toaster as well as a table with benches and chairs
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Heat/Air Conditioning

2024 Pricing

  • Family Cabin – $109/night – Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day; $99/night day after Labor Day
  • Dorm Cabin – $150 Base Price; add $15 person per night over 10 people
  • Two-night minimum stay for cabin rentals during the summer months
  • Three-night minimum stay for the following holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day & Labor Day

* Towels, pillows and bedding are NOT provided. Campers are responsible for their own meals. Kitchens in the cabins are NOT stocked with tableware, pots & pans or cooking utensils.

What to Bring to Broom Tree for Camping

  • Mattress pad, sheets, pillows, and blankets or sleeping bags for your bed
  • Towels and washcloths; toiletry items; bathroom rug or mat
  • Plates, cups, bowls, forks, silverware, pots and pans, etc. if cooking in the cabins
  • Paper goods i.e. napkins, paper towels, Kleenex, etc.
  • Flashlights
  • Insect repellant/bug spray/sunscreen
  • Lawn chairs & lawn umbrellas for shade
  • Floaties/toys for the pool
  • Charcoal & lighter (for the camp fire rings at campsites or upright grills by cabins)
  • Firewood (locally sourced only)
  • Bicycles
  • Recreational equipment
  • Fishing pole and gear (don’t forget your SD fishing license!)


  • RV Pads with Water and Electricity (dump station available)
  • Bath House with showers for men and women; washer/dryer available
  • Two-night minimum stay during the summer months for campsites 
  • Three-night minimum for campsites during the following holidays: Memorial Day,  Independence Day & Labor Day

2024 Pricing

  • Camping Pad – $50/night with sewer, water and electric (two available)
  • Camping Pad – $45/night with water and electric
  • Camping Pad – $30/night Tent Only
  • Picnic Shelter – $100/full day – exclusive use
  • Picnic Shelter – $75/partial day 

Boat Rentals

  • Canoe – $20/day – includes paddles & lifejackets
  • Paddleboat – $30/day – includes lifejackets

Note: Sales/tourism tax of 5.7% not included in fees listed above.


  • Heated Outdoor Pool, Hot Tub,  Zero Entry Kiddie Pool
  • Volleyball Court
  • Baseball Field w/backstop
  • Half basketball court
  • Canoes & Paddleboat available for rent (see pricing above)
  • Two Large Fire Pits
  • Playground adjacent to pool area
  • Outdoor Stations of the Cross Trail
  • Large Picnic Shelter w/electricity (see pricing above)
 For Youth Group rates, call 605-263-1040 or email