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March break camp in London, Ont., gives kids a chance to learn new skills

Salvation Army Makes the Most of March Break


It’s March break and, across the country, Salvation Army March break camps are providing a wide-range of activities and adventures for kids that will not only create lasting memories, but give them an opportunity to grow socially, meet new friends and learn new skills.

In London, Ont., The Salvation Army’s Westminster Park Community Church is hosting a week-long literacy camp in the mornings followed by games and activities in the afternoon. Captain Tracy Savage, church pastor, says the literacy program is [...]

At Salvation Army camp kids smile a lot, are relaxed and enjoy plenty of laughter

Kids Flourish at Camp Scotian Glen


During the week of July 7 – 13, 2014, close to 100 children, ages seven to 12, travelled from the Halifax area to Thorburn, N.S., where they bunked in cabins at The Salvation Army’s Scotian Glen Camp, located on the banks of the Sutherland’s River.

At camp kids smile a lot, are relaxed and enjoy plenty of laughter.  “My friends and I knock on the walls between our rooms,” says Destiny, who has attended camp for six years. “We have secret [...]

Moms enjoy having time to focus on themselves

Unique Summer Camp Helps Families Grow Together


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 [...]

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Thrift Stores Send 332 Kids to Camp


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


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.


How Summer Camp Changed a Life


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 [...]

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


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 [...]