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Knowledge is a ticket out of poverty

Ministering through Youth Programs since 1971

Gateway Citadel Salvation Army Community Center runs on the principle that spiritual programs are not just for adults. Not only do we have quality, low cost before and after school programming conducted in a Christian environment, but specific weekly Christian Character Building programs for children ages 4-17... and that is just the tip of the Iceberg.    

Character Building

Building spiritual and physical maturity in children ages 4-17 through Moonbeams (grades Pre K -K), Sunbeams (girls grades 1-5), Girl Guards (girls grades 6-12), Explorers (boys grades 1-5) and Rangers (boys grades 6-12).

How we help empower youth

Since its very beginning, The Salvation Army has taken the spiritual and physical care of young people as seriously as those of our adult participants and members. Not only do we have a tailor made Social Service Program for families called Pathway of Hope, but here at Gateway Citadel we have a whole range of children's spiritual and community center programming. 

*Please note - many of these programs have been impacted by COVID and may not be currently running according to the schedule below

Before School Program - Weekdays, 7.30am-9am

After School Program - Weekdays, 2:30pm-6pm

Homeschool PE - Tuesdays and Thursdays at various times 

For more information about the three programs above go to the Community Center page

Summer Day Camp Program - go to the Summer Day Camp Page


Corps Cadets - 1st & 3rd Sundays, 1:00 pm

Corps Cadets is leadership training for the next generation. 6th grade and up. Registration is required.

Music Classes - Thursdays, 4:30 pm

We offer free lessons for beginners and up, ages 6-18, for Brass instruments and piano. Free instrument rental is available for brass only.

Supper Club - Thursdays, 5:30 pm

A delicious meal is served to all children and adults who attend Thursday evening programs.

Character Building - Thursdays, 6:00 pm

Youth of all grades (PreK-12) are invited to participate in Christian troops to work on emblems and earn awards, while learning invaluable life skills.

YAC (Youth And Christ) - every other Friday, 6:00pm

For youth ages 13-18. Teens are invited for a time of spiritual growth, fellowship, activities, and field trips to various locations. Experience the fun!

Summer Camps (Camp Mihaska) - various weeks, June-July

We offer a wide-range summer camps for kids all across Missouri at Camp Mihaska, located in Bourbon, MO. For more information on our Summer Camp ministry, click here.