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Salvation Army Summer Camp Gives Kansas Kids Chance to Relax

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – After two years of COVID-related uncertainty, The Salvation Army will give Kansas children a chance to relax at summer camp.

the Salvation Army says there is still time for families to enroll their children in its summer camp program at Three Paths Camp in Kansas City, Mo.

Just minutes from downtown KC, The Salvation Army said campers will find a traditional overnight summer camp experience in the trees of a suburban neighborhood. Campers can enjoy a high ropes course, hiking, archery, gaga ball, swimming, and other activities while at camp.

Salvation Army parents will also have the peace of mind of knowing that their children are in a safe environment to meet new people and build relationships with other kids their age.

The Salvation Army Kansas summer camps are:

  • Kids camp #1 – June 13-16, 7-12 years old
  • music camp – June 18-25, 9-17 years old
  • Service Extension Camp – June 27-30, 8-12 years old
  • sports camp – July 5-8, 10-14 years old
  • teen camp – July 11-15, 13-17 years old
  • Children’s camp #2 – July 18-21, ages 7-12

The organization said families can choose to attend any camp their child is eligible for. He said registrations close a week before each camp’s start date.

After two years of uncertainty, the Salvation Army said research has shown the camp can be a stress reliever for children. When questioned by the Christian Camp and Conference Associationhe said 62% of parents of high school students said their child’s stress was worse to significantly worse than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Camp is a place where our families send their children to escape the stresses of life and have fun. Kids need camp now more than ever,” said Carrie Dixon, Director of Marketing and Guest Relations for Three Trails. “At Three Trails Camp, we are uniquely positioned to help children of all socioeconomic statuses recover from the experiences of the past year and become a kid again.”

The Salvation Army noted that families will pay $25 per camp with transportation available in each community to and from camp on a limited basis. It sai registrations are open now and close one week before a camp’s start date, unless all places are taken early.

To register, click HERE.

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