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Summer Day Camp

Keeping children active and engaged throughout the summer

Looking for a program that will keep your child engaged and active during the summer? Our summer day camp is a great alternative to traditional child care options. Daily activities include art, basketball, book club, open gym and computer lab. Plus, we take the kids on weekly field trips and offer learning opportunities to help your child maintain their academic skills through the summer.

Click the links to learn more about our summer day camp program.

The Salvation Army summer day camp program is a licensed child care provider through the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The program runs from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. each weekday from approximately June through August.

Tuition rates and enrollment fees cover the cost for meals, field trips, camp t-shirt, backpack and water bottle, and are as follows:

  • Enrollment fee: $60 per child
  • Weekly rates: $170 per child
  • Full 10-week session (includes enrollment fee): $1,760 per child

Scholarships are available.

Our day camp serves breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack every day. All meals meet the nutritional guidelines outlined by the USDA Child Nutrition Program and are included in the regular tuition.

Our program helps keep your child’s mind engaged over the summer through a variety of field trips and learning opportunities. We take field trips three times per week to places like the Minnesota Zoo, the Nature Center, J.J. Hill House, water parks, roller skating rinks, movies and Valley Fair.

Applicants will be required to complete and return an enrollment packet for each child to: The Salvation Army, 1019 Payne Ave., St. Paul, MN 55130. Call 651-776-8169 to request a packet today.

When the school year ends, and there’s no money for camp, boredom often sends kids to the streets for entertainment – a place that can be filled with bad influences and big trouble. For over ten years, the Payne Avenue Salvation Army in St. Paul has been bringing those kids off the streets and into a summer day camp program that fosters creativity and learning.

About 90 percent of families we serve are financially disadvantaged, and many struggle to pay the reduced fees we can offer. You can help by sponsoring a youth to attend day camp. A donation of just $170 provides one week of camp free to a youth in need, while $1,760 covers their full summer tuition.

If you are interested in learning more about this program or to set up a tour of our facilities, please call 651-776-8169.