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Salvation Army Camp Video

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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.

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How Summer Camp Changed a Life

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Tom Morrison had mixed feelings about going to summer camp. Little did he know the experience would take his life in a direction he never would have imagined.

“When I was six my parents sent me to The Salvation Army’s camp in Jackson’s Point, Ont., to get rid of me for a week,” Tom laughs. “My heart thumped nervously and I missed home, but non-stop fun and cool counsellors drew me in. I came back for several years.”

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Report Finds 66 Percent of Salvation Army Youth Programs Saw Increased Need since 2008

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Toronto, ON May 21, 2013 – A new report from The Salvation Army, released as part of Dignity Month, reveals that despite a rebounding economy, many Canadian families and young people are still struggling to make ends meet. “Youth in Need: The Economic Challenges,” revealed that since the recession began in 2008, 66 percent of Salvation Army youth programs in Canada saw an increase in demand for low-fee or free extracurricular programs and meals during those difficult times. Despite an […]

Salvation Army Barbecue Helps Families go to Camp

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Prince Albert – The Salvation Army Outpost on Central Avenue held a barbecue on Thursday to raise money for families wishing to attend Kinasao Lutheran Bible Camp.

“Today, we have a number of families who want to go to a family camp and it’s financially difficult for most, especially if they have kids,” Salvation Army office manager Mary Anne Carter said.

While fundraising from the barbecue primarily goes to offset food costs, a particularly successful cookout might defray additional expenses at the […]

Camp Newport is Adventure-Filled World for Kids

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HUNTSVILLE—Aside from attending a sports camp in Moldova where she was born, Yuliia had never been to the kind of camp that is a traditional rite of passage for many Canadian kids.

So when the opportunity arose to go to Newport Adventure Camp, the 14-year-old couldn’t wait to get there.

After only a few days, she’d checked off a long list of activities she’d never done before — like swimming in a lake, paddling a canoe and kayak, as well as climbing […]

Salvation Army Sends Chilliwack Kids to Camp

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Camp Sunrise is like any other sleep-away camp – kids running around from dawn to dusk, screaming with glee at the different crafts, sports, and activities filling their days, singing ’til their lungs go dry, and forming lifelong friendships – but with one difference.

For the kids at Camp Sunrise, their families don’t have the means to send them there.

Enter The Salvation Army.

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Maritime Thrift Stores Send Kids to Camp

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Heading off to summer camp is an exciting time of the year. However, the reality is that many cannot afford such a luxury without your assistance.

On Tuesday, July 10, representatives from The Salvation Army Thrift Stores of Nova Scotia were at Scotian Glen to present a cheque for $16,092.48 to help send children to camp. The cheque was presented to Major Wanda Vincent, Divisional Youth Secretary, at the camp’s dining hall in front of a hungry and excited crowd of […]

Ontario Thrift Store Customers Send Kids to Camp

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Camping season is off to a great start this year at The Salvation Army Jackson’s Point Camp!

On Wednesday, July 4, representatives from Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Ontario, including Retail District Managers Maria Guayacan and Priscilla Jogaratnam along with Store Managers Michelle Sanelli and Shaney Cannon, were at Jackson’s Point to present a cheque for $22,462 to help send children to camp.

The money was collected through generous donations made by customers at Thrift Stores across Central Ontario during this year’s […]

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Summer Camp Experiences

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Have you attended summer camp? Maybe you’ve been a camp counsellor or worked in the dish pit.

Today, more than 4,500 children attend Salvation Army week-long and day camps each summer. Talk to any camper, camp parent, camp director, etc. and you’ll be told wonderful stories, filled with magical memories and positive life-altering experiences.

What is your memorable camp experience?