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Raising a camper – a counsellor’s story

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For many, the camp experience is one of the best times of childhood. The days are filled with outdoor activities, crafts, swimming, campfires and good food. But who is it that makes these fun-filled days possible? Who teaches them soccer-baseball, drama and painting? Who bandages a scraped knee, consoles them when they’re homesick and lends an ear when it’s needed? A camp counsellor does. All summer this 24/7 position is working to meet every child’s needs. We spoke with our Scotian Glen Camp Counsellors to see why they’re spending their

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Hope Garden set to brighten space for Halifax Centre of Hope residents

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The Halifax Centre of Hope is currently putting the finishing touches on its Hope Garden project. The project has reclaimed some outdoor space adjacent to the Centre that had fallen into disrepair, becoming a dumping ground and after-hours hang-out. Recently a new chain link fence was installed, and work began on cleaning and reorganizing the space. The project is nearly complete, apart from some final tasks including bringing in six benches for seating in the garden. What was once overgrown, out of control and full of garbage, is now a

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New Officer Roundup – Lieutenant Sarah Braye, Saint John

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Summer at The Salvation Army brings with it a number of new beginnings as officers around the country transfer to new appointments. Here at the Maritime Division we are welcoming nine new officers in five different locations. Here is our fourth instalment in a five-part series introducing you to them. Can you tell me a little about your background? I grew up in The Salvation Army. I was the child of officers, so I moved a lot and I’ve had a lot of experiences in different corps ministries and social

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Annual Moms & Tots Camp offers bonding time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life

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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. It invites the mothers to come along as well. The combined camping experience for mothers and their children (aged between one and six) offers equal parts relaxing getaway and family bonding. The week-long experience offers programs

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Small town Cape Breton supports unique lobster tree fundraiser

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It’s not every day that you see 115 lobster traps piled in the shape of a Christmas tree, by the side of the road. Danny Leslie, owner of L’Ardoise General Store, said he got the idea from people who were setting them up in Maine, when he saw them on television at Christmastime. From there Danny decided that if that community could do it, well, so could his. Danny and his wife, Dawn, collected 115 lobster traps from lobster fisherman in the small town of Lower L’Ardoise, Cape Breton, N.S.,

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New Officer Roundup – Lieutenants Wayne and Elizabeth Knight, Halifax Citadel

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Summer at The Salvation Army brings with it a number of new beginnings as officers around the country transfer to new appointments. Here at the Maritime Division we are welcoming nine new officers in five different locations. Here is our third instalment in a five-part series introducing you to them. Can you tell me a bit about your history? Wayne: Bermuda is my home, born and raised there. The Army used to have a program called the Lieutenants Program, which was basically an opportunity to experience what officership was like,

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A day at Scotian Glen Camp

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Scotian Glen Camp hosted children from the Halifax area last week, as 94 children aged 7-12 were busy having fun in the sun. Though the weather was warm, that didn’t seem to slow the campers down one bit. During pool time, they lined up to grab noodles and pool toys, or take a ride down the slide. Scotian Glen’s new pool was built last year, and you can hear the laughter and fun coming from the pool throughout half of the camp. When asked what their favorite part of camp

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Video: Children’s singing company thriving in Kentville

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The children have something to sing about in Kentville, N.S. The Salvation Army’s Kentville Community Church has a thriving children’s singing program, comprised of children from the Corps as well as the community. Around 20 children participate in the singing company called Kids ROCK (Kids Reaching Out for Christ’s Kingdom). They sing at the Corps every second week, and reach out to the community through public events as well. “We have a wonderful music program here at our Corps,” says Roxanne Seaman, Youth Music Coordinator. “We have a number of

Capt. Lisa Hillier, left, Assistant Divisional Youth Secretary, accepts a cheque for over $15,000 from Barb Warren, district manager for Thrift Stores in Nova Scotia.

Maritime Salvation Army Thrift Stores raise funds to send kids to camp

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Camping season is in full swing at Scotian Glen, The Salvation Army’s summer camp in the Maritimes. Children are once again enjoying a week away from home with all of the traditional camping staples, like swimming, crafts and campfires. On Wednesday, representatives from The Salvation Army Thrift Stores in the Maritimes visited Scotian Glen to present a cheque for over $15,000 to help continue to send children to camp. Barb Warren, district manager for Thrift Stores, presented the cheque to Captain Lisa Hillier, Assistant Divisional Youth Secretary, at the facility’s

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New Officer Roundup – Lieutenants Dennis and Mary Maybury, Glace Bay

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Summer at The Salvation Army brings with it a number of new beginnings as officers around the country transfer to new appointments. Here at the Maritime Division we are welcoming nine new officers in five different locations. Here is our second instalment in a five-part series introducing you to them. Can you tell us a little bit about your background? Mary: We are originally from Bermuda. We were at our last posting in Fort Frances, Ont., for two years, which was also our first posting. Tell me about your previous