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Youth Programs

Our main charge is to ensure that all are met with understanding and love. At the core of all that we do, fighting for our youth is a primary driver to share God's grace. 

The Salvation Army is renowned for the holistic care approach incorporated into everything we do. Providing a safe place to play and a warm meal is just the start. We also provide character-building programs, summer camp, day camp, sports activities, after school programs, and mentorship. The youth of today will be equipped and empowered for life, tomorrow.

How we help empower youth

Tuesday Night Is Teen Fellowship!

Come and enjoy fellowship, food, fun, and time with God from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Fusion After School Program!

Our Fusion After School program nurtures and challenges boys and girls from first grade through ninth grade by teaching them to express their value and ambitions toward spiritual, mental, physical and social well-being, and helps them understand their potential as individuals. Click here to view to register for the youth program. Fusion After School is also free!

Fusion After School - March through June.

Our Character Building youth programs challenge and nurture boys and girls by teaching them to express their value and ambitions toward spiritual, mental, physical and social well-being, and helps them understand their potential as individuals. Character building takes place on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm during Fusion After School and is followed by free dinner.

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 to be true to the Sunbeam Motto: "Do right!

Explorers are for boys 1st - 5th grade. The Explorer program focuses on working with others, providing service within the community, learning about other cultures, meeting new people, and
building friendships. 
Explorers 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.
Explorer Motto: "Adventure With Christ"

Girls Guards are for middle and high school girls. 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 life-style 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.

Rangers are for boy's 6th - 12th grade. The Ranger program focuses on working with others, providing service within the community, learning about other cultures, meeting new people, and building friendships.


For many kids, summer camp is the first time they will see the world outside of their neighborhood. Each year, Echo Grove 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. For more information about our away camp experience or to register please give us a call starting in May.  248-477-1153 


The Salvation Army Christian education programs focus on the salvation and nurturing of young people and adults to the honor and glory of God as well as building relationships within the body of Christ. This objective is achieved through the spiritual disciplines of scripture study and memorization, prayer and accountable relationships.

Sunday School - Sundays 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. Children and adults welcome!

Junior Church - Sundays 11:30 am - 12:00 pm during worship service.

Junior Soldiers are children between the ages of seven and thirteen who have professed Jesus Christ as their Savior and have signed the Junior Soldier's promise, becoming a Salvationist. Junior Soldiers utilizes the Totally His curriculum while Honor Junior Soldiers prepares children for the next step of leadership in their local corps.  Groups meet one Sunday a month.


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