Youth Camps & Recreation

A Place to Grow Some Memories

For over 100 years, The Salvation Army has recognized the restorative power of nature. The Salvation Army operates 45 residential summer camps and hundreds of day camps across the country. Each year more than 185,000 children and senior citizens enjoy the fresh air, exercise and new friendships at these 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 camps, arts and crafts, music developments and sports. The Salvation Army offers affordable day and stay over camps for children ages 6-14. To find out how to enroll your children, contact your local camp directly. Below is a list with contact information for all Salvation Army camps.

Looking To Send Your Children To Camp This Summer?

Locate Your Nearest Camp Facility
Eastern Territory Central Territory Southern Territory Western Territory

Camp Sebago
360 Barker Rd.
Standish, ME 04084
(207) 642-3771

Camp Wonderland
186 Massapoag Avenue
Sharon, MA 02067
(781) 784-5934

28 Happy Hill Lane
Ashford, CT 06278
(860) 429-6401

Long Point Camp
100 Long Point Road
Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-6301

Star Lake Camp
268 Macopin Road
Bloomingdale, NJ 07403
(973) 838-4378

Camp Tecumseh
445 Mechlin Corner Road
Pittstown, NJ 08867

Camp Ladore
287 Owego Turnpike
Waymart, PA 18472
(570) 488-6121

Camp Allegheny
140 Jenkins Circle
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-5546

Camp Neosa
5037 Edgewood Road SW
Carrollton, OH 44615
(330) 735-2671

605 Middleboro Road
Oregonia, OH 45054
(513) 932-1794

Echo Grove Camp
Route #2, 1101 Camp Road
Leonard, MI 48367
(248) 628-3108

Eagle Crest Camp
823 Columbia Rd.
Washburn, IL 61570
(309) 248-7121

Hidden Falls Camp
208 Hidden Falls Camp Rd
Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 279-2495

Three Trails Camp
16200 E Highway 40
Kansas City, MO 64136
(816) 373-4153

Camp Wonderland
9241 Camp Lake Rd
Camp Lake, WI 53109
(262) 889-4305

Camp Mihaska
1466 HWY N
Bourbon, MO 65441
(573) 732-5239

Northwoods Camp
60402 Elbow Lake Rd
Finlayson, MN 55735
(320) 233-0711

Gene Eppley Camp
915 Allied Rd
Omaha, NE 68123
(402) 291-1912

Black Hills Camp
Route 1
Big Bend
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 342-0451

Little Pine Island Camp
6889 Pine Island Rd
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 784-1404

Army Lake Camp
N8725 Army Lake Rd East
Troy, WI 53120
(262) 642-6400

Camp Hoblitzelle
8060 Singleton Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

Camp Tomahawk
64 Boy Scout Road
Hedgesville, WV 25427

Camp Hidden Lake
626 Oregon Road
Lexington, MS 39095

Camp Heart O’Hills
23125 Salvation Road
Welling, Ok 74471

Camp Keystone
6581 SE 9th Avenue
Starke, FL 32091

Camp Happyland
21457 Happyland Drive
Richardsville, VA 22736

Camp Walter Johnson
918 Walter Johnson Road
Denton, NC 27239

Camp Paradise Valley
1881 Salvation Army Camp Road
Burkesville, KY 42717

Camp Grandview
32 Camp Grandview Circle
Jasper, GA 30143

Camp Ponderosa Ranch
3201 Forest Service 504
Heber, AZ 85928
(602) 267-4176

Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
24751 OR-224
Boring, OR 97009
(503) 637-5026

Camp Arnold
33712 Webster Rd E
Eatonville, WA 98328
(253) 847-2511

Camp Del Oro
20864 Rector Road
Nevada City, CA 95959

Camp Mt Crags and Gilmore
26801 Dorothy Dr.
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 222-6327

Camp Redwood Glen
3100 Bean Creek Rd.
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
(831) 461-2001

Camp Homelani
68-243 Olohio St.
Waialua, HI 96791
(808) 637-4131

Camp High Peak
111 Salvation Ln.
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-3311

Camp Gifford
3846 N Deer Lake Rd.
Loon Lake, WA 99148
(509) 233-2511

Little Pine Island Camp
6889 Pine Island Drive Northeast
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 784-1404

Camp Employment, Interships and Volunteer Opportunities
Would you like to work or volunteer at a Salvation Army Camp?

The Salvation Army offers great opportunities to be involved in ministry while earning money over the summer. Whether you are from America or overseas, here is all the information you will need. Working or volunteering at a Salvation Army camp means you will be working on the mission fields of North America. You will have awesome opportunities to share Christ with kids of all ages, sizes and colors and will make good friends all at the same time.

To inquire about employment opportunities, please contact the camp location directly.


Extremely Helpful Links for Overseas Job Applicants

» Camp Counselor USA


» Bunac's Can-Camp for Canadians

» Camp America

» Inter Exchange Camp USA

» J1 visa info (Exchange Visas)

» F1 visa (Student Visas)

» R1 visa (1-5 year work visas for religous workers)

» Unites States Citizenship and Immigration Service

» U.S. Embassies and Consulates Worldwide


» U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

» U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs

10 Things You Can Do To Prepare Your Child for Camp

1. Arrange for your child to stay with a grandparent or friend for a night or two. This way, your son or daughter can experience what it is like to sleep somewhere new and different.

2. Make sure your child can manage basic personal hygiene such as brushing teeth, changing clothes and bathing. Bed wetting should not preclude a child from attendance at camp; however, the camp staff needs to be aware of the issue so that appropriate arrangements can be made and to ensure the camper's dignity is protected.

3. During the weeks leading up to camp, take time to share your own camp stories and memories with your child to build excitement and anticipation for camp. If possible, pull out old camp photos or scrapbooks for your kids to look at.

4. Do not schedule a significant family event while your child will be away at camp. No child wants to be abandoned at camp while mom, dad and the rest of the family go on a fun family vacation or have a special celebration.

5. Develop a checklist of items needed for camp (or get one from the camp) and work with your child to get everything together. Call the camp if there are items that you cannot secure for your camper. It is not necessary to buy a lot of new gear; most camps will have extra supplies or resources that will ensure that each camper arrives at his or her cabin with all the essentials to have a successful week at camp.

6. Mark the first day of camp on the family calendar. Together with your child, mark each day off and spend a time talking about what a great experience it will be.

7. Write your child a couple of letters and pack the sealed envelopes in their luggage a day or two before they leave for camp. Tell your son or daughter they can open them while they are away at camp. It's also equally important that you write a letter and send it through the mail. "Mail Call" is always a big event at camp and every child loves to get mail from home.

8. Pack paper, postcards and stamps so that your child can write to you.

9. Encourage your child to have a "backyard sleep out" by pitching a tent in your backyard. This will give your son or daughter the freedom to navigate through their feelings of anxiety, curiosity, and excitement within the safety and security of their own home. Also, consider going to the library and checking out a kid's book about summer camp and read it together by the light of your flashlight in the tent.

10. When you arrive with your child at camp, make a point of meeting and connecting with the camp staff so your child can see that you are interested in, and trust the people that will be caring for them.

Provided by Mr. Ed Covert, former Salvation Army's National Camp Liaison.