The Salvation Army offers a wide array of community programs to help cultivate brighter futures. Along with community centers dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, and spiritual growth of moms, dads, and kids, we provide summer camps for kids, after-school and summer programs for students of all ages, support for expecting and new parents, and numerous music, art, and athletic programs for aspiring youth.
No family should feel like they are struggling alone!
The Salvation Army is committed to sharing God’s love and message of Jesus Christ and hope through actively meeting human needs in His name without discrimination.
Additionally, we offer a number of positive ministry programs and events for young people that will help them to develop an unwavering character while at the same time helping them to grow in an understanding of God’s love through a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ.
GIRL GUARDS (Wednesdays at 6:30 PM)
Girls Guards is for Young Ladies in 6th to 12th grade. The Girl Guards program is focused on addressing their spiritual, physical, mental and social needs. Skill-development, personal growth, and community service opportunities expand as girls learn to work together and independently in various environments. They are also encouraged to think seriously about career and lifestyle choices as they move into adulthood, based on what they've learned as a Girl Guard.
Girl Guard Aim: I understand that as a Girl Guard: I will grow spiritually by increasing my knowledge of God through Bible study and prayer. I will grow mentally by being honest in my thoughts and actions and by developing the mind and talent God has given me. I will grow physically by protecting myself from all harmful substances and habits by developing a healthy body. I will grow socially by being respectful, friendly, of service to others and loyal to my country.
MOONBEAMS (Thursdays at 6:00 PM)
Moonbeams are for boys and girls in Kindergarten. Moonbeams should try to help others whenever possible, even before being asked. Moonbeams are members of a national character-building program sponsored by The Salvation Army.
Moonbeam Pledge: I promise that I will try to love God, to help everyone, and to always do my best.
Moonbeam: Do Your Best!
SUNBEAMS (Thursdays at 6:00 PM)
Sunbeams are for girls, 1st - 5th grades. The Sunbeam program focuses on helping girls learn about themselves and their world. They do this through programs centered around education, fellowship and worship.
Sunbeam Pledge: I promise that I will try to love God, to be obedient, to be loving and kind to all and be true to the Sunbeam Declaration.
Sunbeam Declaration: I understand that as a Sunbeam I should pray morning and evening. Speak the truth. Be kind to animals. Never steal, swear, gamble, touch harmful drugs or strong drinks.
Sunbeam Motto: Do Right!
ADVENTURE CORPS (Thursdays at 6:00 PM)
For boys 1st - 8th grade. This program focuses on working with others, providing service within the community, learning about other cultures, meeting new people, and building friendships.
Adventure Corps Pledge: I promise to explore God's Word and God's world. To find ways to serve Him and help others. To develop and guard good habits so that I will grow as God desires. And to adventure into the world with the "good news" of Jesus Christ.
Adventure Corps Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, help me to discover You as The Way, the Truth and the Life. And to find for myself that following You is the greatest adventure of all. Amen.
Motto: Adventure With Christ!
For many kids, summer camp is the first time they will see the world outside of their neighborhood. Each year, Little Pine Island Camp welcomes hundreds of children from low-income families to enjoy fresh air, exercise and new friendships through our annual summer program. This experience is more than just a few days away from home. Here, children learn new skills and self-reliance. Trained counselors who understand their emotional needs and problems help them mature and grow. Camp activities include learning to swim, scouting, arts and crafts, music development, and sports.