How can our community’s youth escape the heat this summer while also forging lasting friendships, developing leadership skills and building character? The Salvation Army has the answer with a new summer day camp program.
“We are pleased and excited to offer several new programs, including Summer Day Camp for children in Norfolk,” says Captain Brett Meredith of The Salvation Army.
A safe and fun environment will welcome children ages five through twelve each weekday, where they will be challenged with team oriented recreational activities, as well as explore the world of arts and education through dynamic learning experiences. Each month, activities will be planned around a central theme that will incorporate varied and creative learning styles, including guest speakers on topics of interest, community service projects, video and visual presentations, and hands-on learning opportunities.
Captain Meredith adds, “Children will learn, play and grow in character as they are taught important lessons that often go beyond what’s in a book.”
Thousands of children benefit from The Salvation Army’s residential overnight camps annually and now more children can experience a safe and loving environment each day, without leaving home for the summer.
For $80 a week, each child will explore and develop through worship and fun activities while staying off the streets and out of the summer heat. A nutritional lunch is also provided. Camp takes place Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Parent orientations will be held Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30pm and Wednesday, June 19 at 3pm at The Salvation Army Administration Building (5525 Raby Road, Norfolk).
Registration forms are available at 5525 Raby Road, Norfolk, VA 23502. Scholarships are offered based on need and will require a separate application, which is available by request.
For more than 130 years, The Salvation Army has provided America’s youth a chance to experience educational enrichment, life skills development, and spiritual and physical wellness. Such experiences allow at-risk children and adolescents to envision and pursue better futures for themselves and their families.