For so many children in the Hampton Roads community, summer is spent inside, in front of the TV, playing video games or using electronic devices. The Salvation Army Camp Happyland provides an opportunity for educational, emotional, spiritual and physical enrichment in a fun, safe, faith based environment.Summer Camps

Between preparing children for the school year during the Write Stuff campaign and providing gifts to those in need during Christmas through the Angel Tree program, The Salvation Army served more than 23,000 at-risk children in Hampton Roads in 2014.

The Salvation Army Summer Camps allow Hampton Roads children to attend a week-long camp where they play sports, swim, explore the outdoors and make crafts. Beyond the recreation, with the help of trained counselors, they learn how to live together with a diverse group of neighbors and learn how to address and overcome challenge in their daily lives.

Summer Camps

Camps offered through The Salvation Army begin the week of June 22 and conclude the week of July 27. Each camp costs a total of $200 per child; however, through the support of generous individuals, families need only pay $50 to send their child to camp.

Those interested in sponsoring a child at summer camps are asked to call The Salvation Army at (757) 543-8100 or click here to donate online (please type ‘summer camp’ in the Specific Use field).

Camp Enrollment

The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command and The Hampton Roads Kroc Corps are now accepting applications for Summer Camp, please call Stacey Adkins at (757)622-5762 x.64334


Camp Happyland is an American Camping Association accredited facility located in Richardsville, Virginia on 215 acres of rolling hills including woods, a lake, practice field, trails, cabins and a spiritual center.


Camp Happy Land
21457 Happyland Drive
Richardsville, VA 22736
(540) 399-1197

Dates Camp Who Can Attend
June 6-11 Junior Soldier Camp Jr Soldiers & Prospectives
June 22-29 Music Camp Boys & Girls Ages 8-18 who attend corps music programs
July 27-31 Community Camp Boys & Girls Ages 6-12 (must have completed 1st grade)
July 20-25 Sunbeam Camp Sunbeams (girls) Grades 1-5
July 6-11 Older Boys Camp Boys Grades 9-12
July 23-28 Girl Guard Camp Girl Guards Grades 6-12
July 20-25 Rangers Ranger Boys Grades 6-8
June 25-July 21 Music Conservatory Boys & Girls Ages 12-17