Vulnerable Youth to Attend Summer Camps Hosted by The Salvation Army
TORONTO, June 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Summer is here and Salvation Army camps
are gearing up to provide vulnerable children with the time of their
"Salvation Army camps provide financially accessible camping
opportunities to families in need," says Captain Rick Zelinsky,
Executive Director of The Salvation Army's Ontario Camping Ministries.
"Campers often come from difficult situations and camp is an experience
like no other that can change young peoples' lives and outlook
The Salvation Army hosted its first summer camp in Winnipeg in 1900.
Today, more than 4,000 children attend week-long and day camps across
At camp kids enjoy nutritious meals, learn new skills such as rock
climbing and canoeing and meet new friends. Camp is a place of refuge
where kids can be kids and receive a much-needed break from some of the
challenges they face at home.
"The Salvation Army is here to fill the gap during summer months.
Parents can rest a little easier knowing their children are in an
affordable, safe environment and kids affected by poverty have
something to look forward to each year," says Major Les Marshall,
Territorial Public Relations & Development Secretary for The Salvation
Army in Canada.
For more information about Salvation Army summer camps, visit www.SalvationArmy.ca.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began
its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest
non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The
Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and
every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 125 countries
around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for
children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life,
providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who
have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The
Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and
overlooked people in your community. News releases, articles and
updated information can be found at www.SalvationArmy.ca.
SOURCE The Salvation Army
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