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How we help empower youth

We take a holistic approach by providing programs with life-long impact such as character-building programs, summer camp opportunities, sports activities, education, after-school tutoring, mentorship and more. At the core of all that we do for youth, fighting for them is synonymous with sharing God's love and grace.

We invite you to explore our opportunities for youth below:

Youth Night

Youth Night takes place weekly on Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We will serve a light dinner, hold character building classes, have recreation time, and Singing Company. Youth Night is for children ages 5 and older.

By sending your child to participate in our Youth Night, you are also opening the door for them to participate in many more activities, such as:

  • Special outings and field trips
  • Summer overnight camps at Echo Grove Camp
  • Social gatherings with other children from different Salvation Army Corps Community Centers

For more information, contact:

Christian & Justice Smith, Program Coordinators


  • Christian_Smith@usc.salvationarmy.org
  • Justice_Smith@usc.salvationarmy.org


  • 734-453-5464 x 32
  • 734-453-5464 x 25

Summer Day Camp

June 17 through August 2

Learn, create, and have fun with us this summer! Our Summer Day Camp gives children the opportunity to learn, grow, make new friends, and, most importantly, have fun. 


If you are a returning camper, registration will be Tuesday, April 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you are new to Day Camp, registration is Wednesday, May 15 from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


$75 per child


For more information, please contact Marcarius Coakley at Marcarius_Coakley@usc.salvationarmy.org or 734-453-5464 ext. 632

Character Building

While varying from community to community, The Salvation Army's fun, safe and educational programs include sunbeams for girls, girl guards for young women, and adventure corps for boys. Rooted in the scouting tradition, The Salvation Army's character building programs are Bible based with caring, trained leaders.

Sunbeams is a fun-filled program that helps girls age 6-11 develop socially, mentally and spiritually. From learning to help at home to assisting others in the community and respecting nature, Sunbeams opens girls' eyes to how they can make a difference in the world around them.

Moonbeams For girls and boys ages 4 and 5 The Salvation Army offers the Moonbeams program. The children learn to make their world brighter by being a light everywhere they go. They earn emblems, learn about interesting things like insects, cooking, animals and how to be helpful and polite. It's a great opportunity for young girls and boys to make new friends and learn about a very special friend, Jesus.

Girl Guards is for girls in middle and high school. The program has a four-fold emphasis addressing their spiritual, physical, mental and social needs. Skill-development, personal growth and community service opportunities expand as girls learn to work together and independently in various environments. They are also encouraged to think seriously about career and life-style choices as they move into adulthood, based on what they've learned as a Girl Guard.

The Adventure Corps program is offered for boys age 6-14. Adventure Corps participants are encouraged to get out, explore the world around them and discover ways of serving God and others. By participating in a variety of activities including hiking, fishing, investigating museums, visiting nursing homes, memorizing Bible verses and camping, young men learn to overcome physical, mental and social challenges to grow into responsible adults.

Singing Company

Singing Company is a youth chorus for children in 1st - 12th grades. The Singing Company will participate in our annual Christmas and Easter musicals that take place during our Sunday Worship service.

Youth Christian Education Classes

The Salvation Army also offers discipleship programs for children and youth who are or who wish to be members of The Salvation Army church.

Children 7-13 years old can be a part of Junior Soldiers which is designed to help them understand what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and provide opportunities for them to learn Biblical truths and how to apply them to their lives, and Salvation Army principles and practices in a fun and interactive atmosphere.

For preteens and teens, The Salvation Army's CROSSTraining for Corps Cadets is the next step in discipleship. Its goal is to prepare young people for a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to provide opportunities to learn about their role in the church and how to serve God and humanity.

Tae Kwon Do

Our Tae Kwon Do classes are open to children ages 8 and up. Children ages 4 - 7 are allowed if an older sibling or adult takes the classes with them. For more information, click here.


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