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Located about two hours south of Washington, D.C. in Richardsville, Virginia, Camp Happyland is a summer destination for more than 1,000 youth from communities that the Salvation Army serves in the Washington, D.C. metro area and Virginia. From sun up to sundown, campers are learning more about themselves and God’s creation, while meeting and interacting with kids their age. Camp Happyland provides three nutritious meals daily, hydration (water) breaks, and snacks. The program is accredited by the American Camping Association and participates in the USDA summer nutrition program.

From music, performing arts, recreational and outdoor experiences to spiritual formations, the goal of Camp Happyland is all-inclusive ministry that strengthens the body, soul, and mind. For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has recognized the value of camping and has witnessed the difference it can make in people’s lives. For an underprivileged child who’s only known city concrete, the blare of car horns and whirl of mass transit, it opens up an entirely new world.

In 2018, the traditional camp program consists of one-week programs for school-age children from June 18 –July 28.

Summer Camp Schedule

Dates Camp Who Can Attend
June 18-23 MusiCamp *Requires Corps Officer Approval before registering* Boys & Girls Ages 8-17
June 26-July 21

Music Conservatory *Requires Corps Officer Approval before registering*

Boys & Girls Ages 12-17
June 25-30 Community Camp 1 Boys & Girls Ages 6-12
July 2-7 Community Camp 2/Teen Boys *Boys 12-17 will be shown preference Boys Ages 6-17, Girls Ages 6-12
July 2-9 Leadership Trek Boys & Girl Ages 14-17
July 9-14 Discovery Kids/Jr. Soldiers Boys &  Girls *Rising 1st-5th graders
July 16-21 Community Camp 3/Teen Girls *Girls 12-17 will be shown preference Girl Ages 6-17, Boys Ages 6-12
July 23-28 Victory Sports Camp Boys & Girls Ages 10-17

Contact Info

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Captain Samuel Kim
202.756.2607 Email Captain Kim


This ACA accredited* camp offers swimming, hiking, outdoor skills training, crafts, and much more. Friendships and memories from summer camp last a lifetime.

 ACA Accredited* American Camping Association accreditation assures parents that camp practices have been measured against national standards and go a step beyond a states basic licensing requirements.