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Many children from low-income families rarely experience life outside their immediate neighborhood

The Salvation Army's annual summer camp programs are so important. Every year, thousands of kids get a fresh perspective on life as they meet new friends, discover new activities, and get a taste of the great outdoors. As campers learn to swim, play sports, create music, make art, and scout, their trained counselors help them navigate the complicated emotions and struggles often associated with their lives back home.

You can inspire others and create strong leaders in the youth around your community

Eagle Crest Camp - Summer 2019

The Salvation Army Eagle Crest Camp is located in Washburn, IL (just outside Peoria, about 2 hours from Kankakee), and is the Official Camp and Retreat Center for The Salvation Army in Central Illinois & Iowa. The 2019 Summer Camp Season will feature 7 different themed youth camps for various age groups.



Character Building Camp (ages 6-17) - June 11-14

Sports Camp (ages 6-17) - June 17-20

Music Camp (ages 9-17) - June 22-29

Jr. Soldier & Corps Cadet Retreat * (ages 6-17) July 1-3

*reserved for those involved with these specific Salvation Army programs for this camp only

S.T.E.M. Camp (ages 9-17) - July 8-11

High Adventure Camp (ages 12-17) - July 8-11

DIY Camp (ages 6-17) - July 15-18


Come register at at our administrative office at 148 N Harrison in Kankakee. 

Registration fees are only $50 per camper, per camp. Scholarships are available for those who apply and qualify. (maximum of 3 camps per camper)

Registration closes 2 weeks prior to each camp. Space is limited, and they fill up fast! Come register as soon as possible starting April 25th!



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