The Salvation Army’s Camp Allegheny Announces Partnership with Aetna Better Health® Kids

Jun 6, 2022 | by Nicole Harrell

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (June 6, 2022)The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division is proud to announce Aetna Better Health Kids, a CVS Health company, will be supporting this summer’s Camp Allegheny. As part of this partnership, Aetna Better Health Kids will provide health and wellness items to campers, along with fun activities on nutrition and fitness.

“We are excited to welcome everyone back to our 110-acre camp this summer,” Captain Bramwell Applin, The Salvation Army’s Divisional Youth Secretary and Camp Director said. “We offer a diverse array of programming, including swimming, arts and crafts, target sports, gardening and farming lessons, hiking and so much more. This experience is made possible only through the generous support of corporate partners like Aetna, and the kindness of countless donors.”

To kick off this partnership, a group of Aetna employees will travel to The Salvation Army’s Camp Allegheny to fill bags with health and wellness items that will be given to campers, most of whom are from families that could not otherwise afford to send their children to summer camp if it weren’t for Camp Allegheny’s inclusion for children of all socio-economic backgrounds. There is an opportunity to cover this volunteer event beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 10 at Camp Allegheny, located outside Ellwood City. Representatives from The Salvation Army and Aetna will be available for interviews.

“We look forward to partnering with The Salvation Army to help provide this one-of-a-kind experience for children from across Western Pennsylvania,” said David Shafer, Interim Chief Executive Officer and President, Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania. “By working together, we can help ensure the next generation has a healthy future.”

Aetna Better Health Kids has provided health benefits and care management services to young people enrolled in Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for more than 25 years.

The Salvation Army’s Camp Allegheny will run June 13 through August 6, 2022. The camp provides memorable experiences to children from across 28 counties in Western Pennsylvania. For many kids, summer camp is the first time they will see the world outside of their neighborhood. Each year, more than 1,200 children ages 6-12 enjoy fresh air, exercise and new friendships through The Salvation Army’s summer camp programs. Trained counselors help children mature and grow, and children learn new skills and self-reliance. Camp activities include swimming, kayaking, arts and crafts, music development and sports.

Visit Camp Allegheny’s site for more information.

About The Salvation Army 

Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 132 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, visit  The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.

About Aetna Medicaid 

Aetna Medicaid Administrators LLC (Aetna Medicaid), a CVS Health company, has over 30 years of experience managing the care of the most medically vulnerable, using innovative approaches and a local presence in each market to achieve both successful health care results and effective cost outcomes. Aetna Medicaid has particular expertise serving high-need Medicaid members, including those who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. Currently, Aetna Medicaid owns and/or administers Medicaid managed health care plans under the names of Aetna Better Health and other affiliate names. Together, these plans serve approximately 2.8 million people in 16 states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, see

About CVS Health

CVS Health is the leading health solutions company, delivering care like no one else can. We reach more people and improve the health of communities across America through our local presence, digital channels and over 300,000 employees including more than 40,000 physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and nurse practitioners. Wherever and whenever people need us, we help them with their health whether that’s managing chronic diseases, staying compliant with their medications, or accessing affordable health and wellness services in the most convenient ways. We help people navigate the health care system and their personal health care by improving access, lowering costs and being a trusted partner for every meaningful moment of health. And we do it all with heart, each and every day. Learn more at


Nicole Harrell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division

Email  |  Office: (412) 446-1642  |  Cell: (757) 619-6984

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