Today, family lifestyles share many similarities with nineteenth century families. Parents work long hours, and some have two jobs, sacrificing time together as a family. They still crave an avenue to connect. Salvation Army Family Camp provides a pathway to strengthen and maintain familial bonds while enjoying the great outdoors.
One camper noted, “It is our home away from home for four days. We play bingo, make S’mores, take a boat ride, have barbecues, climb rock walls, and play Tarzan on the ropes course. We have a lot of fun. There is so much laughter. We create memories here.”
Older Adult Camp
In the early days of Salvation Army Camps, older adults attended camp with the mothers and children. The camp leaders saw such clear advantages for the “Golden Agers” a camp was established just for folks sixty and older.
A program for healthy living and healthy aging, the thriving Older Adult Camp program offers one week of fellowship, arts, and culture, that creates a sense of belonging. Campers return year after year to revisit old friendships and make new ones. For some, it is the highlight of the summer.