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Unique Summer Camp Helps Families Grow Together

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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. The combined camping experience for mothers and their children (ages one to six) offers a relaxing getaway and family bonding. Mothers and children to do activities together, but there are also targeted programs for each group on their own. The

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Thrift Stores Send 332 Kids to Camp

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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 and corporate donors whose thoughtful donations helped hundreds of kids have a memorable summer.      

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.” Personal Growth There was more to camp than just fun and games.

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 increase in volunteerism and donations at some centres, other Salvation

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, which the Salvation Army runs but does

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 a high ropes course and practising survival skills.

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. Read more