Every summer, hundreds of local youth children come to one of Salvation Army’s ten Corps Community Center across the DMV. When there, the children participate in engaging and fun activities, within a safe and nurturing environment. This gives them a sanctuary to learn positive values and important life skills that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Most of these children come from families with a low-income background. These summer days at the Corps Community Centers give them the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities. The time spent at these centers allows the children to forget about their current circumstances at home and at school. Instead, they can focus on developing their talents in an enjoyable way. The Salvation Army is creating opportunities for the youth in our community daily.
These extra-curricular activities include music lessons, afterschool homework assistance, and chapter-building scouting programs. In addition, The Salvation Army runs children’s camps in Richardsville, VA over the summer.
For more information about summer camps and our other year-long programming for children, please contact The Salvation Army location near you.