Studies show that children with positive role models in their lives consistently demonstrate better behavior, stronger academic performance and higher self-esteem than those without similar influencers.
Our array of programs allow both teenagers and younger children to connect with positive adult mentors, build character and leadership skills, and enjoy socializing with their peers.
We offer multiple programs at Citadel and Temple specifically geared toward building the characters of young people. We provide students in prekindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to develop strong communication and leadership skills, explore God's Word and His world, and connect with people their age.
First through sixth graders in our basketball program learn everything from how to make the perfect foul shot to how to be a good sport on the court. Our music and art programs at Citadel teach kids how to play the guitar or timbrel, allow them to sing in a choir, and learn about drama and acting. Learn more.
During the summer, kids ages 5-12 who are enrolled in Citadel's day camp enjoy crafts, music, library visits, field trips and swimming. An enhanced reading program also helps kids develop and maintain strong literacy skills.
The Salvation Army Gene Eppley Camp, located in Bellevue, Nebraska, offers a number of overnight camp opportunities for kids and teens in first through 12th grades, as well as a starter day camp for pre-elementary school children.
Pre-teen and teens are invited to join Citadel's Corps Cadets, a training program and discipleship course focused on spiritual growth, developing leadership skills, deepening knowledge of Salvation Army history and providing evangelism training.
Learn more about the additional youth ministry and Bible study classes offered at Citadel and Temple.
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