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Community Center – After School and Summer Day Camp Programs here at The Sal

The Salvation Army Community Center offers two great seasonal programs for school-aged children, ages 5 through 13 years old.  While your children are enrolled in our programs, they will have many great learning opportunities in a Christian environment, while having fun as they interact with friends, mentors, our qualified staff and pastoral team.

We will also provide a structured and positive environment, keeping them active and safe while at the same time giving them the opportunity to learn about building relationships & the world around them.

In both programs, we have field trips, nutritious meal(s), arts and craft activities, supervised playtime both inside and outside, as well as programming focused on Christian values supporting our agency mission statement.

The Salvation Army’s After School

The Sal will be available to help families with child care needs after school. We will be open from 3pm-6:30pm Monday-Friday for after school. We pick up from the following schools: York, Bissett, Bowerman, Weaver, Willard South, Willard Orchard Hills, Willard Intermediate South, & St. Joseph’s.

Program includes:

  • Dinner served daily from 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Fun activities, games, & crafts, field trips occasionally
  • Schoolwork & homework assistance – computer lab available
  • State child care subsidy accepted and scholarships available
  • All participants receive quality care from trained staff in a structured and safe environment with low student to teacher ratios, so you know your child is being well cared for.


$30 per child per week for other schools who will attend after school ONLY
$15 per child per full day rate for single days out of school (Snow Days, holidays, teacher work days)

All children must have a mask at The Sal and will be required to wear a mask on our vehicles.

Complete the online form to enroll your child
Download the After School Handbook here


The Salvation Army’s Summer Day Camp

Available for children in grades Kindergarten through 7th grade

Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summer vacation months (June 1, 2021-August 18, 2021)

  • arts & crafts
  • weekly field trips to area attractions
  • swimming 2x’s each week – weather permitting
  • outdoor activities and sports
  • State child care subsidy accepted and scholarships available
  • All activities & field trips as well as breakfast, lunch & afternoon snack are included in the camp fee.

Register for our Summer Day Camp Program
View our 2021 Summer Day Camp Handbook Here

The Salvation Army’s Counselor Intern Program

June 1, 2021 – August 18, 2021; Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Teens ages 14-18.

  • Ideal Counselor Interns must possess a sincere desire to work with and help children.
  • They must show a willingness to learn leadership skills, possess a solid work ethic, and strive to be a positive role model.
  • Counselor Interns volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per week and coordinate their schedule with the Community Center Director.
  • Counselor Interns may also use this volunteer opportunity for school requirements.
  • Counselor Interns who successfully complete 250 hours during the summer months will receive a $200 stipend at the end of the summer!
  • Counselor Intern Applications are due by May 1, 2021!

Download the CIT Poster here
Apply for our Counselor Intern Program Here

For more information about any of the above programs, please contact the Community Center Director, at (417) 862-5509 ext. 113. She may also be emailed at: kelly.thomas@usc.salvationarmy.org

Camp Mihaska

We have many great opportunities for individuals to attend a wide variety of Summer Camps at our beautiful Camp Mihaska, located in Bourbon, MO! Registration Fee is only $10.00!

Check out the flyer below and call is you have any questions! You may contact Lisa Roberson at: 417-862-5509 ext: 123. Applications for the camps may be picked up at our main location at: 1707 W. Chestnut Expressway Springfield, MO. They will be at the front desk! All applications are due back to us by May 8th.

2019 Summer Camp Dates:

  • June 3 – 6 – Older Adult Camp
  • June 11 – 14 – Sports Camp
  • June 17 – 20 – TSAO (Outdoor) Camp
  • June 17 – 20 – Kids Camp
  • June 20 – 28 – Music Conservatory
  • June 24 – 27 – Junior Soldier Camp
  • June 29 – July 6 – MMI Camp
  • July 8 – 12 – Teen Camp
  • July 15 – 19 – Tween Camp
  • July 22 – 26 – Family Camp

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