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When School is Out, Salvation Army Steps In

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Toronto ON, June 25, 2015 – Summer is here and Salvation Army camps are gearing up to provide vulnerable children with the time of their life.

“Salvation Army camps provide financially accessible camping opportunities to families in need,” says Captain Rick Zelinsky, Executive Director of The Salvation Army’s Ontario Camping Ministries. “Campers often come from difficult situations and camp is an experience like no other that can change young peoples’ lives and outlook forever.”

The Salvation Army hosted its […]

How summer camp changes lives

How Summer Camp Changes Lives

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With summer just around the corner, Salvation Army camps are gearing up to provide vulnerable children the time of their life.

SalvationArmy.ca recently spoke with Captain Rick Zelinsky, executive director of The Salvation Army’s Ontario Camping Ministries, to get an overview of the many benefits that camping provides.

What is the purpose of Salvation Army camping ministries?

Salvation Army camps provide financially accessible camping opportunities to families in need. Campers often come from difficult situations and through the kindness of caring […]

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

Salvation Army Makes the Most of March Break

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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

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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

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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 […]

send a kid to camp

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.