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The Salvation Army Sends Low-Income Children to Weeklong Summer Camp

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.

The Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army is sending more than 70 kids, ages 7-12, to Camp Paradise Valley on Dale Hollow Lake in Burkesville, Kentucky for a week of fun and memories.  The bus will leave Monday, July 8, at 7:30 a.m. from The Salvation Army’s East Lake Corps located at 2140 East 28th Street.

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.  paradise18

The cost of camp is $175 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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