Children are most likely to commit or experience criminal activity between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays.
This behavior includes vandalism, sexual misconduct, and cigarette, drug, and alcohol consumption.
Busy kids are happy kids. Our summer camp sessions provide a structured and positive environment, keeping kids active and safe while at the same time giving them the opportunity to learn about building relationships with other kids and the world around them. Camp sessions are programmed with activities for kids that engage and inform.
Poets and artists have long recognized the restorative effect nature can have on us, and science has turned theory into fact. Research shows that simply having a view of nature can improve a student’s test scores, reduce aggressive behavior, and even speed physical healing. Kids at our summer camps benefit daily from the fresh air, exercise, and new friendships they form.
The Salvation Army summer camp experience is more than just a pleasant vacation. Our counselors are trained to recognize your child’s emotional needs and problems and to help them to mature. Camp activities include swimming lessons, adventure and scouting camps, arts and crafts, music development, and sports.
State childcare subsidy is accepted at most of our summer camps, and offer scholarships to help parents with the cost of childcare. Parents are encouraged to contact Salvation Army summer camps directly for more information.
Each state-of-the-art Kroc Community Center gives families a chance to discover new skills, passions, and hobbies while connecting with friends and neighbors in safe, educational ways. Each facility offers after-school programs, recreational opportunities, and community programs dedicated to fostering healthy futures.
With over 400 after-school programs nationwide, we foster an environment of learning long after the school day ends. By providing a safe place to study, read, learn, connect with friends, play sports, and enrich the mind, we give at-risk kids a healthy alternative to less-desirable after-school options.
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