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 host Operation Connect summer day camp at our local Community Center, where elementary - middle school age youth enjoy Bible lessons, field trips, educational and recreational activities in a fun and safe environment. We want to give kids a summer they will never forget! We will visit a variety of places: The Dahlem Center, Equestrian Farm, Somerset Beach, Allskate Fun Center and many other fun and exciting places. We also have some fun in-house activities scheduled.
Dates: July 1- July 26 (no camp on July 4 & 5)
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 806 Pearl Street (Corps Community Center in downtown Jackson)
Cost: $35 per child -- covers all four weeks of camp!
For details and registration, contact Hope Culver at 517-782-7185.
Students Together Achieve Remarkable Success (S.T.A.R.S.) After School Program provides children (K- 8th) 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.
The STARS program offers:
Our goals are to:
For information on enrolling your child in the STARS program, please contact Hope Culver, Youth Development Coordinator. Phone: (517) 782-7185.