Salvation Army Offers Summer Youth Programs Across the Division

Jun 30, 2020

As the Chicagoland, northern Illinois, and northwest Indiana areas continue to reopen, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division remains committed to providing safe and quality programs for our neighbors – especially our youngest neighbors. Following the appropriate CDC guidelines to keep clients, volunteers, and staff safe, our corps community centers are offering the following Vacation Bible Schools and day camps this summer, whether virtually or in-person. If your kids are tired of sheltering in place, and you need a place to take them when you're at work, check out these fun and enriching options! (You can also download this list to print.)

 

Blue Island Corps Community Center

Virtual Vacation Bible School 

July 20 - 24

Ages 4 & 5: 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Ages K - 5th grade: 5 - 5:30 p.m.          

Register at salvationarmyblueisland.org

           

Chicago Harbor Light Corps Community Center      

Summer Camp in a Box             

Ages 6-12

July 6 - August 14

Weekly activity boxes to take home and enjoy, including science projects, arts & crafts, outdoor activities. Meals for children available for pick up every other day.

825 N. Christiana Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Call 312.667.2380 to register

 

Chicago Kroc Corps Community Center   

Summer Camp

Discovery Camp, ages 6-10

Adventure Camp, ages 11-12

Kroc City, ages 13-16

July 20 - August 14

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., before and aftercare available for ages 6-12

1250 W. 119th St., Chicago, Illinois

Register at kroccenterchicago.org

       

Chicago Midway Citadel Community Center

Virtual Vacation Bible School 

July 20 - 24

Ages 4 & 5: 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Ages K - 5th grade: 5 - 5:30 p.m.   

Register at salarmymidway.org

           

Chicago Midwest Corps Community Center

Tutoring, Legos, and Gym Time

Ages 7-13

starting July 13

Monday - Friday

9:00 - 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (each 2-hour time slot limited to 4 children)

20 S. Campbell Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Call Mr. Jermaine at 847.340.1615 to register  

 

Crystal Lake Corps Community Center

Virtual Vacation Bible School 

July 20 - 24

Ages 4 & 5: 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Ages K - 5th grade: 5 - 5:30 p.m.               

Register at salarmycl.org

 

Des Plaines Corps Community Center            

Virtual Vacation Bible School 

July 20 - 24

Ages 4 & 5: 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Ages K - 5th grade: 5 - 5:30 p.m.                  

Register at salarmydesplaines.org

              

Bible & Science STEM class    

Ages 13-18

August 3-10

Monday - Friday

Call 847.981.9111 for more information or to register                

 

East Chicago Corps Community Center

At-Home Vacation Bible School

Ages 3-12

July 5 - August 2

Bags with at-home activities available at 10:00 a.m. church service every Sunday

513 West Chicago Ave., East Chicago, Indiana

Call Lieutenant Leta Marin at 219.308.1575 to register              

 

Gary-Merrillville Corps Community Center 

Virtual Vacation Bible School 

July 20 - 24

Ages 4 & 5: 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Ages K - 5th grade: 5 - 5:30 p.m.         

Register at salarmygary.org

              

Outdoor Movie & Bonfire        

All ages welcome

July 17, August 14, September 11         

8:30 - 10:30 p.m.

4800 Harrison St., Gary, Indiana          

Call 219.887.6588 for more info

No RSVP needed

 

Oakbrook Terrace Corps Community Center             

Summer Camp

Ages 4-13

Jun 22 - July 31 (no camp July 3)           

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., plus before and aftercare available

1 S 415 Summit Ave., Villa Park, Illinois

Register at sabot.org

 

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