children from low-income families enjoy fresh air, exercise and new friendships
at annual summer camp programs. The camping experience is more than just a
pleasant vacation. Children learn new skills and self-reliance; trained
counselors who understand their emotional needs and problems help them to
mature. 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.
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.
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.
Our youth are able to attend these camps with no charge to them because of the generous support of those in our communities that understand the value of these experiences! Thank you!
- Learning to Swim
- Adventure & Scouting Camping
- Arts & Crafts
- Music Development