Youth Camps & Recreation
Thousands of children from low-income families enjoy fresh air, exercise and new friendships at annual summer camp programs. The camping experience is more than just a pleasant vacation. Children learn new skills and self-reliance; trained counselors who understand their emotional needs and problems help them to mature. Camp Activities include learning to swim, adventure and scouting, arts and crafts, music development, and sports.
After School Programs
The Salvation Army operates hundreds of after school programs in low and moderate-income neighborhoods across the country. These programs provide children with a safe place to play and learn in a supervised and constructive environment. In many cases The Salvation Army will provide sports, arts, and music programs, which may or may not be available in the local school systems. As the economy has declined and local municipalities have struggled to fund these extracurricular programs. The Salvation Army has made an efforts in many communities to provide these learning opportunities.
For activities in your area, please visit youthdownsouth.org or contact your local Salvation Army by using the location search on this page.