Camp Renovations Provide Safety and Comfort

Posted on 18th July 2011, by Salvation Army
Since 1958, The Salvation Army Pine Lake Camp in Alberta has been a trusted destination for kids and families whereby they can escape home pressures and relax in nature. Every summer close to a thousand campers come to this camp. Programs for children and teens from lower socio-economic backgrounds remain the central focus for which  […]
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Summer Camp Action

Posted on 11th July 2011, by Salvation Army
Every year, close to 4,500 kids attend Salvation Army summer camps. For many, this is the only holiday they will have. Watch them in action!
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Kids Grow at Camp

Posted on 4th July 2011, by Salvation Army
Sophie Murray jumped at the chance to get away from her stressful situation at home, even if for a while. “As a kid, when life got hard,” says Sophie, “I’d repeat to myself, ‘It’s OK. I’m going back to Newport Adventure Camp in the summer.’ Knowing that, kept me grounded. It was my hope through  […]
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Salvation Army Thrift Stores Across Canada Send 321 Kids to Camp

Posted on 31st May 2011, by Salvation Army
Salvation Army thrift stores from coast to coast have raised more than $70,000, which will send 321 kids to camp this summer. A week at camp can be a life-changing experience for a child, and the funds raised will ensure that kids who can’t otherwise afford camp, will be able to attend. Every summer Salvation  […]
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Over a four-week period, Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Western Canada held a fundraising ‘Send a Kid to Camp,’ campaign. From April 14 to May 14 donations were collected at participating stores and, through the public’s generosity, 101 kids will get to camp this summer who would normally not have this opportunity. Each year Salvation  […]
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A Summer Job She’ll Never Forget

Posted on 23rd August 2010, by Salvation Army
It started out as an employment opportunity, but Christina Plantinga’s time at The Salvation Army changed her forever. It’s not every summer job that offers a life-changing experience, but that’s what Christina Plantinga found in Campbell River, B.C., last summer, working with the community’s homeless and underprivileged. Christina, 24, freely admits that she had no  […]
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It’s About Small Successes at This Adventure Camp

Posted on 16th August 2010, by Salvation Army
First-time campers don’t know a lot about life in the outdoors, including how to paddle a kayak, pitch a tent or build a campfire. Those are the survival skills they learn while in the wilderness. But it’s rare that a camper doesn’t know how to ride a bike. That’s a skill parents are supposed to  […]
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Summer Camp Stories

Posted on 28th July 2010, by Salvation Army
So many of us have attended some kind of summer camp. What kind of camps did you attend when you were younger? Do you have treasured memories? Friends that you keep in touch with? What was your favourite activity? Now’s your chance to remember the good ole’ days of summer and tell us your best  […]
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