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Located about 70 miles south of Washington, D.C. in Richardsville, Virginia (Culpeper County), Camp Happyland, is a summer destination for youth from communities that the Salvation Army serves in the Washington, D.C. metro area Maryland and the Virginias. Children learn about their faith through an enjoyable outdoor camping experience. 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.

While we have been lining up plans for this summer at Camp Happyland, we have closely monitored news from the state to ensure the safety of our campers and staff in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In his June 18, 2020, press conference, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that while a projected date for Phase Three is June 26, the Governor is not opening overnight summer camps in Phase Three.

Your local Salvation Army Corps is finding ways to engage youth this summer, whether at the local Corps for games and activities, or visiting Camp Happyland for a day trip.  For more information please contact your local corps.

If you need to reach the camp office, please call (540) 399-1197.

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.