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The Salvation Army Sends At-Risk Children to Weeklong Summer Camp

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Growing up, the summer time was always my favorite time of year.  It was a time to stay up late, catch lightning-bugs, play outside all day, go swimming and most importantly, attend summer camp.  If you were lucky enough to attend summer camp as a child, you can likely reflect fondly on the experience.

For a child, a week at a Salvation Army summer camp can be life-changing.  It can instill self-worth and offer hope for the future.  Children learn new skills and self-reliance; trained counselors who understand their emotional needs and problems help them mature.  The Salvation Army’s Camp Paradise Valley offers a place where eyes are opened, lives are enriched and souls are nurtured.  Even the change of environment provides unforgettable experiences and new found hope.

The Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army sent 61 kids, ages 7-12, to Camp Paradise Valley on Dale Hollow Lake in Burkesville, Kentucky for a week of fun and memories.  

Summer Campers at Camp Paradise Valley

Summer Campers at Camp Paradise Valley

Upon arrival, the campers will experience the beautiful countryside while hiking, swimming, boating and exploring the outdoors. Additionally, the campers will participate in Bible study as well as arts and crafts.  For many of them, it’s the highlight of the whole year.

The cost of camp is $250 per child and includes transportation, food, lodging, activities and an unforgettable experience.

If you’d like to give this opportunity to a child who might not have the chance to go, please visit our donate page by clicking here.     

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