March Break Camp in Halifax Benefits Low-Income Kids

Posted on 14th March 2016, by
low-income kids enjoy fun activities at Salvation Army camp in Spryfield
It’s March break and, in a north-end neighbourhood of Halifax characterized by poverty, drugs and violence,  The Salvation Army’s Open Arms Program is giving kids a safe place to hang out and opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise get. “Our camp is more than about food and fun experiences such as a trampoline park or the indoor  […]

Why Work at Summer Camp?

Posted on 9th July 2015, by
Camp counsellor, Chris, does archery
Chris Noel, 23, is in his eighth summer of working at a Salvation Army camp.  “I went to a Salvation Army music camp near Belleville, Ont., from ages 10-14,” says Chris. “I would always watch the maintenance crew on the ATV. My dream wasn’t to work as maintenance, but to drive the ATV because it  […]

When School is Out, Salvation Army Steps In

Posted on 26th June 2015, by
vulnerable youth climb at Jacksons point camps
Toronto ON, June 25, 2015 – Summer is here and Salvation Army camps are gearing up to provide vulnerable children with the time of their life. “Salvation Army camps provide financially accessible camping opportunities to families in need,” says Captain Rick Zelinsky, Executive Director of The Salvation Army’s Ontario Camping Ministries. “Campers often come from  […]

How Summer Camp Changes Lives

Posted on 22nd June 2015, by
2 boys are friends at Jacksons point camp
With summer just around the corner, Salvation Army camps are gearing up to provide vulnerable children the time of their life. recently spoke with Captain Rick Zelinsky, executive director of The Salvation Army’s Ontario Camping Ministries, to get an overview of the many benefits that camping provides. What is the purpose of Salvation Army  […]

Salvation Army Makes the Most of March Break

Posted on 16th March 2015, by
March break camp in London, Ont., gives kids a chance to learn new skills
It’s March break and, across the country, Salvation Army March break camps are providing a wide-range of activities and adventures for kids that will not only create lasting memories, but give them an opportunity to grow socially, meet new friends and learn new skills. In London, Ont., The Salvation Army’s Westminster Park Community Church is  […]

Kids Flourish at Camp Scotian Glen

Posted on 11th August 2014, by
At Salvation Army camp kids smile a lot, are relaxed and enjoy plenty of laughter
During the week of July 7 – 13, 2014, close to 100 children, ages seven to 12, travelled from the Halifax area to Thorburn, N.S., where they bunked in cabins at The Salvation Army’s Scotian Glen Camp, located on the banks of the Sutherland’s River. At camp kids smile a lot, are relaxed and enjoy  […]
Salvation Army camping programs provide thousands of children each year with an opportunity to learn more about themselves and the world around them, enjoy nature, participate in sports, make new friends, learn new skills and have fun in a healthy, safe and caring Christian environment. For more information, please visit our camping page.

Unique Summer Camp Helps Families Grow Together

Posted on 9th June 2014, by
Moms enjoy having time to focus on themselves
The idea of a summer vacation—a week spent away from the hustle and bustle of it all—can be a distant fantasy for families in need, even more so if they are mothers of young children. Among the various camps offered by The Salvation Army, Moms & Tots Camp is unique. The combined camping experience for  […]

Thrift Stores Send 332 Kids to Camp

Posted on 26th August 2013, by
Every year, Salvation Army thrift stores work with communities across Canada to provide children in need the opportunity to attend camp, create positive moments, exceptional memories and special friendships. In 2013, the Send a Kid to Camp campaign raised $73,573, sending 332 kids to camp. The Salvation Army is truly grateful to its store guests  […]