(Michigan City, IN) - The Salvation Army of Michigan City offers free summer camp to Michigan City youth. Registration takes place at The Salvation Army 1201 Franklin Street on Thursday from 4-6 pm.
Youth summer camp has been a service provided by The Salvation Army for many years, said Major Dale Simmons.
Last year, Simmons said we could only send one group, and the year before, it was canceled, both due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said the goal is to send as many children to camp this year for the multiple camps offered this year as in previous years.
Camp-goers will visit Little Pine Island near Grand Rapids, Michigan, and experience the same activities camp generally offers. In addition, Simmons said the camp would include adventure, crafts, singing, campfires, swimming, cabins, character-building activities, and other fun.
This camp experience is offered free of charge for local families thanks to a grant from Duneland Health Council and donations from the community. All costs are covered, including transportation, meals, housing, and activities.
Simmons said the camp is open to students in Michigan City who are in first grade through 17 years of age.
To register, parents must call (219) 874-6885 before May 31. Immunization records, insurance information, and proof of residency will be required at the registration appointment.
- Jr. Adventure Camp June 14-17 (Completed grades 1-5)
- Music Camp June 18-25 (Ages 9-17)
- Sports Camp June 28-July 1 (Completed grades 6-12)
- Mini-Mites July 5-7 (Completed grades K-3)
- High Adventure July 5-7 (Completed grades 6-12)
- Jr. Sports July 11-14 (Completed grades 1-5)
- Adventure July 18-22 (Completed grades 6-12)
More information regarding summer camp, or other Salvation Army programs, is available by contacting The Salvation Army at (219) 874-6885 or visiting www.samichigancity.org.