The Salvation Army’s Camp Allegheny Returns for Summer Season

May 23, 2022 | by Nicole Harrell

CARNEGIE, Pa. (May 24, 2022) – The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division is gearing up for its 2022 camping season. The organization’s 110-acre Camp Allegheny, located along Slippery Rock Creek in Ellwood City, will run June 13 through August 6. Each year, nearly 1,800 children from across Western Pennsylvania enjoy fun and excitement, while also learning valuable life skills.

Accredited by the American Camping Association, Camp Allegheny and Retreat Center offers diverse programming including recreation, Christian education, nature, swimming, arts and crafts, target sports, gardening and farming lessons, hiking and much more. For many campers, The Salvation Army provides their only chance of a summer vacation experience.

“In today’s challenging economy, summer camp is a distant dream for many children,” said Captain Bramwell Applin, The Salvation Army’s Divisional Youth Secretary and Camp Director. “But, because of the kindness of countless donors, The Salvation Army can help make that dream come true.”

A seasonal food service program and full complement of staff provides three healthy meals each day. Through a contract with the Department of Education Summer Food Service Program, free meals are provided to eligible children during all camping sessions. This program will begin the week of June 8, when the first staff arrive. In addition, The Salvation Army, in partnership with Aetna Better Health Kids®, will provide health and wellness items to campers, along with nutritional classes throughout the summer.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for the program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State of local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3017) that can be found online, and at any USDA office.

All children from households that receive food assistance through the DPA Pennsylvania ACCESS Card Program or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are eligible. Click here to view the family size and income guidelines for free and reduced priced meals.

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.


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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