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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. 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 the pastoral team.

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

In both programs, we have field trips, nutritious meal(s), arts and crafts activities, supervised playtime both inside and outside, and 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 childcare needs after school. We will be open from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM Monday through Friday. We pick up from the following schools: York, Bissett, Weaver, Willaims, Willard South, Willard Orchard Hills, and Willard Intermediate South.

Program includes:

  • Dinner served daily from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
  • Fun activities, games, & crafts, field trips occasionally
  • Schoolwork & homework assistance – computer lab available
  • State childcare 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.


$45 per child per week for other schools who will attend after-school ONLY
$20 per child per full day rate for single days out of school (Snow Days, holidays, teacher work days)



The Salvation Army’s Summer Day Camp

Available for children in grades 1st through 7th grade in Fall 2023

Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM during the summer vacation months (May 28-August 15, 2024)

  • 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 snacks, are included in the camp fee.

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

The Salvation Army’s Counselor Intern Program

May 28-August 15, 2024; Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Open to 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 can apply to receive a $200 stipend at the end of the summer!
  • Counselor Intern Applications are due by May 1, 2024!

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

For more information about the above programs, please contact Kelly Thomas, Community Center Director at (417) 862-5509 ext. 113 or email

Camp Mihaska

The Salvation Army offers a variety of overnight summer camps at our beautiful Camp Mihaska, located in Bourbon, MO! Camp Mihaska enrollment is available for current participants in our church or corps programs.

Please contact Kelly Thomas, Community Center Director at (417) 862-5509 ext. 113 or email

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