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What they take home won't fit in a backpack

Camp. So much to discover!

Long hot summer days, a dip in the pool, star-filled nights, camp fires, roasted marshmallows, pillow fights, cabin devotions, emblem work, seeing old friends, making new ones. Expanding horizons and creating memories.

The variety of camps is amazing, but they all provide a gorgeous setting, a caring environment and activities that enrich life.
That's what camp is about. For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has recognized the value of camping. It has witnessed the difference it can make in people's lives. For an underprivileged child who's only known city concrete, the blare of car horns and whirl of mass transit, it opens a whole new world. For a single mother it represents a cherished respite and bonding time with her children. For older adults camp symbolizes independence, a trip down memory lane and desperately needed companionship.

There are camps where kids learn the basics of playing a horn and camps where advanced musicians refine their craft. Teen camps feature organized sports, interesting programs and classes addressing life issues to help them navigate through challenging years. Children who participate in The Salvation Army's character-building ministries in their own hometowns come to camp to learn new skills and increase their knowledge while having fun earning emblems.

A few camps are highly specialized and deal with unique and sensitive situations. For instance, a camp called PAL in Missouri helps kids referred by the juvenile courts to refocus their lives and get to know law enforcement officials as people who care about their community. There are many short-term camps for those who are in Salvation Army rehabilitation programs working at overcoming their addictions. In these places of quiet and beauty, they engage in honest reflection and many experience a spiritual rebirth that helps give them the strength they need to start over.

There are more than 50 Salvation Army camps throughout the United States. Each one is unique to its geographical area, but they meet high standards in housing, nutrition and safety according to the Christian Camping Association or the American Camping Association. Salvation Army camps are attended by more than 100,000 people of all ages, races and socioeconomic levels each year. The camps are conducted by competent staffs of dedicated Christians who serve together throughout the summer and are committed to making the camping experience special for each individual.

As in all of its programs, The Salvation Army views camping holistically, a ministry that addresses the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of people. After camp The Salvation Army continues its care for individuals and families at the local level primarily through its corps community centers.

For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has recognized the value of camping. It has witnessed the difference it can make in people's lives.
The variety of camps is amazing, but they all provide a gorgeous setting, a caring environment and activities that enrich life. Whether learning to swim, baiting a hook for the first time or discovering new wonders while hiking a nature trail, learning is a big part of the camp experience. Along the way many learn something even more wonderful. They learn about themselves?how very special they are. And in the process they gain self-confidence, enthusiasm and courage. They also learn about community. They begin to understand the importance of working together for a common good, pulling together for something bigger than themselves. And they learn about God and the difference He can make in their lives and in their world.
There's a great big world out there just waiting to be discovered! Camp is a great place to start.

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Camp Address/Phone/Web Contacts
Echo Grove Camp Route #2, 1101 Camp Road
Leonard, MI 48367
(248) 628 3108

website
Camp Director
Mark McClenaghan
Mark_McClenaghan@usc.salvationarmy.org
Divisional Youth Secretary
Captain Deon Oliver
Deon_Oliver@usc.salvationarmy.org
Eagle Crest Camp 823 Columbia Rd.
Washburn, IL 61570
(309) 248 7121

website
Camp Director
Captain James R. Frye
James_Frye@usc.salvationarmy.org
Divisional Youth Secretary
Captain James R. Frye
James_Frye@usc.salvationarmy.org
Hidden Falls Camp 208 Hidden Falls Camp Rd
Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 279 2495

website
Camp Director
Minette Coleman
Minette_Coleman@usc.salvationarmy.org
Divisional Youth Secretary
Captain Nicholas Montgomery
Nicholas_Montgomery@usc.salvationarmy.org
Three Trails Camp 16200 E Highway 40
Kansas City, MO 64136
(816) 373 4153

website
Camp Director
Mike Dixon
Michael_Dixon@usc.salvationarmy.org
Divisional Youth Secretary
Lieutenant Mary Kim
Mary_Kim@usc.salvationarmy.org
Camp Wonderland 9241 Camp Lake Rd
Camp Lake, WI 53109
(262) 889 4305

website
Camp Director
John Welch
John_Welch@usc.salvationarmy.org
Divisional Youth Secretary
Captain Enrique P. Azuaje
Enrique_Azuaje@usc.salvationarmy.org
Camp Mihaska 1466 HWY N
Bourbon, MO 65441
(573) 732 5239

website
Camp Director
Dave Lenhardt
Dave_Lenhardt@usc.salvationarmy.org
Divisional Youth Secretary
Captain Daren Spencer
Daren_Spencer@usc.salvationarmy.org
Northwoods Camp 60402 Elbow Lake Rd
Finlayson, MN 55735
(320) 233 0711

website
Camp Director
Major Charmaine Hobbins
Cherri_Hobbins@usc.salvationarmy.org
Divisional Youth Secretary
Captain Andrew Shiels
Andrew_Shiels@usc.salvationarmy.org
Gene Eppley Camp 915 Allied Rd
Omaha, NE 68123
(402) 291 1912

website
Camp Director
Peter Hoskin
Peter_Hoskin@usc.salvationarmy.org
Divisional Youth Secretary
Captain Jolinda Shelbourn
Jolinda_Shelbourn@usc.salvationarmy.org
Black Hills Camp Route 1
Big Bend
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 342 0451
Camp Director
Major Audrey McClintock
Audrey_McClintock@usc.salvationarmy.org
Divisional Youth Secretary
Captain Fred R. Mead Jr.
Fred_Mead@usc.salvationarmy.org
Little Pine Island Camp 6889 Pine Island Rd
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 784 1404

website
Camp Director
Curtis Britcher
Curtis_Britcher@usc.salvationarmy.org
Divisional Youth Secretary
Captain Trevor McClintock
Trevor_McClintock@usc.salvationarmy.org
Army Lake Camp N8725 Army Lake Rd East
Troy, WI 53120
(262) 642 6400

website
Camp Director
Stacie Farris
Stacie_Farris@usc.salvationarmy.org
Divisional Youth Secretary
blank Major Patricia E. Taube
Patricia_Taube@usc.salvationarmy.org

 


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