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!
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.
During the summer, we also host Operation Connect summer day camp at our local Community Center where elementary-age youth enjoy Bible lessons, field trips, educational programming and recreational activities in a fun and safe environment. We want to give kids a summer they will never forget! We will be going on different field trips such as: The Dahlem Center, Equestrian Farm, swimming, and Other fun places as well. Also we will have some in-house activities.
Dates: June 18 - July 13 (no camp on July 4)
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 806 Pearl Street (Corps Community Center in downtown Jackson)
Cost: $30/child -- covers all four weeks of camp! (Scholarships are available)
For details and registration, contact Lt. Trisha at 517-782-7185, Ext. 113.
Students Together Achieving Remarkable Success (S.T.A.R.S.) After School Program provides children (K- 5th) in Jackson County a safe, educational and structured program to attend when the school day ends. During the school year our friendly Community Center staff support and guide the children with homework help, tutoring, as well as crafts and games, Monday ? Friday.
The STARS program offers:
Our goals are to:
For information on enrolling your child in the STARS program, please contact the program director, Lt. Trisha Anderson. Phone: (517) 782-7185.
Open Gym nights offer young adults a safe and fun environment to socialize, shoot hoops, play pool and enjoy recreational amenities at our Community Center. Hours for the open gym are 6:00 ? 8:00 P.M, Tuesdays and Thursday nights. (Must be 16+ to attend.)