SUMMER 2019 DATES
JUNE 12th - 17th: Service Extension Camp #1
June 19th - 24th: SAY Camp
June 26th - July 1st: Sports Camp
July 3rd - 13th: Music Camp
July 17th - 22nd: Service Extension Camp #2
July 23rd - 27th: KROC Camp
It costs $332 per camper to run camp, but thanks to our wonderful donors, we only charge $300 per camper.
Scholarships for campers are available through Salvation Army Corps Units and Social Service Units. To apply for a camper scholarship please contact your local Salvation Army Unit.
Why we do what we do.
Salvation Army camps serve the total personal and spiritual needs of campers through a creative, healthful experience in an outdoor setting. Our goal is that every child walks away knowing and loving Christ a little more then they did before they came to camp. The spiritual aspect is expressed as an integral part of all activities, becoming a part of the total environment and atmosphere. The spiritual emphasis and the positive environment are at the heart of what we do.
Preparing Your Child for Camp
Whether this is your child's first visit to Camp or they are a veteran camper, the experience can be an adventure and a memory of a lifetime. Any trip away from home can be a little scary for a child. Below are a few suggestions that may help get your child ready for Camp and fully enjoy their experience.
Talk about the activities they will be doing at Camp: swimming, hiking, arts & crafts, fishing, boating, and sleeping out. Let them know that there are adults who will be watching over them and directing them through the activities.
Decide what to pack. Go through the list of clothing suggestions and get them ready together. Make sure they have sneakers and socks. For the younger child it is a good idea to pack each days clothing together in a group so that they know what to wear.
Send a letter. Everyone likes to get mail. It makes them feel important. Mail it even before your child leaves home.
Celebrate the homecoming. Plan a special dinner for the evening he/she returns and make a welcome home sign.
What to Bring to Camp
Sleeping bag/pillow (extra blankets if they might need)
Clothing to have enough for 7 days (socks, shorts, long pants, jacket, undergarments, pajamas, shoes and/or boots)
Towels & swimsuit (one-piece for the ladies)
Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant
Current medications in their prescribed bottles.
Insect repellent and sunscreen
Instrument, if you are attending music camp
What Not to Bring
Please do not send your child to camp with valuables. (We are not responsible for any lost, damaged or missing items.)
Electronics, including: cell phones, I-pods, video games, DVD players, laptop computers, etc.
Tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs or weapons