Supporting Low-Income Youth after Summer Camp

Posted on 31st July 2017, by
Supporting Low-Income Youth after Summer Camp
A week at summer camp for youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds can help them leave the challenges of poverty behind, escape the routines of daily life, improve socialization and interpersonal skills, and grow in confidence. But what happens after they have just experienced the best week of their summer? “We must change our thinking about  […]

Salvation Army Thrift Store Sends 776 Children to Summer Camp

Posted on 17th July 2017, by
Salvation Army Thrift Store Sends 776 Children to Summer Camp
The lives of 776 children nationwide will be forever impacted this summer by the generosity of local communities who supported The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s 2017 Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Taking place over six weeks in 109 Thrift Store locations, the campaign raised  $170,862, a new record from generous donors. With a national  […]

Summer Camp Changes Lives in Positive Ways

Posted on 23rd June 2017, by
Summer Camp Changes Lives in Positive Ways
Healthy, hearty meals, Bible lessons, canoeing, tight ropes and campfires. That’s what close to 4,000 children will experience at Salvation Army camps this year. Captain Rick Zelinsky, Executive Director for Ontario Camping Ministries, used to attend Salvation Army camp as a child. He says if kids are looking for a fun, well-rounded summer camp experience,  […]

Salvation Army Thrifts Stores Make Camp Dreams Come True

Posted on 8th August 2016, by
Salvation Army National Recycling Operations (NRO) team members visited The Salvation Army Jackson's Point Camp in Ontario to present their cheque to the Camping Ministries Ontario team.
Summertime for hundreds of kids from low-income homes nationwide has gotten a little brighter thanks to the support of The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s ‘Send a Kid to Camp’ campaign. From April 11 to June 11, in 106 Thrift Store locations, the campaign, now in its sixth year, raised a record breaking $133,894 from generous  […]

Why Go To Summer Camp?

Posted on 4th August 2016, by
camp kids enjoy water fun
At The Salvation Army’s day camp in Oshawa, there is nothing like a good soak on a hot summer’s day. “Water day is my favourite day at camp,” says Isabella, 5. “We scream, splash and get wet. It’s a lot of fun.” Every week, for seven consecutive weeks in the summer, 35 kids from the  […]

Photo Essay: How Summer Camp Changes Lives

Posted on 25th July 2016, by jeffwong
Camp Kids learn how to canoe
Summer is here, and one place that gives vulnerable children the opportunity to have fun and learn life-long skills is Salvation Army camps. Click on any picture below to access the photo gallery and learn more about the positive impact that camp can have on a young life.