Camp

Youth Camps

For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has recognized the restorative power of nature.  In fact, The Salvation Army operates 45 residential summer camps and hundreds of day camps across the country.  Every year, more than 185,000 children and senior citizens enjoy the fresh air, exercise, and new friendships at these annual summer camp programs.

Many children from low-income families rarely experience life outside their immediate neighborhood.  That’s why The Salvation Army’s annual summer camp programs are so important.  Every year, thousands of kids get a fresh perspective on life as they meet new friends, discover new activities, and get a taste of the great outdoors.

As campers learn to swim, play sports, create music, make art, and scout, their trained counselors help them navigate the complicated emotions and struggles often associated with their lives back home.

The Salvation Army’s Camp Paradise Valley is nestled on 400 acres on the Kentucky-Tennessee border near the beautiful Dale Hollow Lake. 

Camp Changes Lives

The goal of The Salvation Army Camp program is to provide every child we serve the opportunity to have an exceptional and affordable summer learning experience.  Our camp staff and mentors have experience working with children whose families are trapped in generational poverty and provide hope that their future doesn’t have to look like it does today.  Our camp is not just about fun, of which there is plenty, but also about helping our kids fight summer learning loss and food insecurity – all in a safe, nurturing environment.

2020 Summer Dates

Registration applications for our camps are available online and are due no later than one week prior to each session.  Below is the schedule for this year:

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