Rapid City man setting up youth camps on the north end of town

RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- With violence and mental health at the forefront of many minds, the question of what to do about the problem remains without a clear answer.

One Rapid City man, Delaney Apple, has started organizing camps for youth in North Rapid – in the heart of one of the communities’ most troubled neighborhoods.

Apple shared the view from grounds level.

Apple said the neighborhood is defined by more than violent headlines.

And of those other people just going about their lives, Apple said.

The first camp was held last October at the North Maple and Surfwood intersection, the scene of a number of shootings in the last year, entirely without incident.

Apple said he is making an effort to incorporate traditional Lakota values into the camp.

Apple shared an experience from the first camp that he said made the effort worthwhile.

The next camp will be held at the Lakota Homes development in North Rapid, and the theme will be “healing with horses.”

Folks interested in joining can find a Facebook event under the Oyate Yuha page at the following link (https://www.facebook.com/events/261653329503731/?ref=newsfeed)