Grant County Children Enriched By Camp Experience
Every year, The Salvation Army sends Grant County children to a Salvation Army camp in Bedford, IN to experience the outdoors. The 700-acre camp is host to activities such as an indoor pool, challenge courses, learning centers, a zip line, and many other outdoor activities.
This summer, 18 Grant County children were enriched by a camping experience at The Salvation Army’s Hidden Falls Camp. Many attended learning camps such as Sports Camp or Music Camp. Others attended recreational camps such as Kids Camp.
“These summer camps are a great opportunity for young people of our community to experience the outdoors in a unique way while learning more about themselves and about God,” commented Lt. Blake Fewell, the Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of Grant County.
The camps are more affordable than similar camps offered to young people. The standard cost for a week at camp is $25 and includes transportation, lodging, meals, and the camp experience. For families that meet the criteria, partial scholarships are available to reduce the cost to $10 a camp.
Lt. Fewell noted, “We invest heavily in these camps to keep costs low because we know they are important for the development and character of our young people. We want these young people to be the future leaders of our community and we believe camp can help them build those skills.”
The Salvation Army’s camps have finished for the 2018 camping season, but information for the 2019 season will be available in early spring at SAMarion.org.