Summer Camp

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Summer is right around the corner and that means we are gearing for Summer Camp at Camp Redwood Glen, The Salvation Army’s residential camp located in the mountains of Santa Cruz.

Each summer we send approximately 30 local youth to one of eleven week-long camps offered. Camp activities include sports and recreation, swimming, campfires, arts and crafts, hiking and opportunities to earn badges for our Troops. We also offer more specialized camps for soccer and basketball, Outdoor Adventure Camp where teenagers spend some time at camp before embarking on a 3 day backpacking adventure through the Big Basin State Park, and Music and Creative Arts Camp where youth are provided with opportunities to learn a musical instrument or improve their skill, sing with a number of youth choirs, and take drama, dance and other creative art classes.

Many of the youth that attend these camps are from low-income families and are in need of scholarship support. The cost for Outdoor Adventure Camp and Music and Creative Arts Camp is $285. The cost of other camps is $215. As you may imagine, not all of our youth are able to afford the full camp costs. Our goal is to subsidize the cost of camp for each camper.

Would you help us give a child a lifetime of memories this summer?

Naturally not all individuals can afford to sponsor the entire cost of a child to camp, but many would be able to make a donation to the camp scholarship fund. These donations are critical to the success of the camp and are greatly appreciated.

Donations for scholarships should be sent to:

The Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps
PO Box 1884
Monterey, CA 93942
Please designate the gift “Summer Camp 2014″ and make checks out to “The Salvation Army”

If you prefer to donate via credit card, please call our office at 831-899-4911.

If you would like more information about summer camp, please contact Melissa Felkins at 831-899-4911 or melissa.felkins@usw.salvationarmy.org.

If your child is interested in attending summer camp with The Salvation Army, please contact us!

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