Summer camp is a ministry of The Salvation Army, combining physical activity with emotional care and spiritual growth. For many of the children who attend camp, this is an experience they never dreamed would be available to them. For others, it’s a chance to get away from difficult situations at home – a time and place to just be a kid again.
How do I sign up my child for summer camp?
The registration process may vary slightly depending on where you live. You must register through a local Salvation Army facility or a Salvation Army representative.
Click HERE to find your local Salvation Army information. Then contact then to find out how to register.
If you do not live in a county with a Salvation Army Corps Community Center, click the links below for a camper application and an information packet. Once completed, please return the forms to your county’s Salvation Army Service Extension Representative. A list of Indiana’s Service Extension Representatives can be found HERE.
2019 Summer Camp Packet
How much does it cost to attend Hidden Falls Camp?
Thanks to the generosity of donors, we are able to subsidize the majority of the cost of camp. Most locations only charge $25 per camp per child. Some locations may charge more to cover transportation cost and/or meals on the way to camp.
2019 Youth Summer Camp Dates
Our theme for 2019 is “Summer of Stories.” Each camp will have some activities involving various children’s books and stories.
Camper arrival and registration will take place in Centerwood Hall on the first day of camp from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m (Exceptions are noted below).
Camper Pickup will take place on the final day of camp from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
June 10-14, 2019
This camp is for youth ages 7-12. It will have an evangelistic focus while introducing or continuing a child’s experience of the outdoors as God’s creation. Activities include fishing, hiking, games, various types of nature education, and more! Our theme for this week is based on the book “Wonder” and we’ll be exploring Kindness and how we can be kind in all we say and do.
June 17-21, 2019
For youth ages 9-13. This will be a physically active camp. Campers will choose which camp to attend. When registering, choose between Basketball Camp, Football Camp, Cheer Camp, Martial Arts Camp, Softball Camp, and Archery Camp.
June 23-28, 2019
National Guard Kids AT
Kids AT South is for children and family members of the Indiana Army National Guard.
To register your child must be aged 9-17 and may be:
1. A gold star youth;2. the direct dependent, niece/nephew, or grandchild of a CURRENT Indiana National Guard Service Member; or 3. The direct dependent, niece/nephew, or grandchild of a FORMER member of the Indiana National Guard.
In the event that camp reaches capacity, we will prioritize campers in the order listed above. If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact Anne Tedore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-247-3300 x85441
To register for camp, please follow the link: app.campdoc.com/register/ing
June 30-July 3, 2019
Junior Adventure Camp
For Youth entering grades 1-5. Bring your Viking hat along for this “How to Train Your Dragon” themed camp. Youth attending this camp will choose classes to take part in. Topics include Trees, Birds, Animals, Space, Camping, Swimming, Geology, First Aid, and more. **Registration for this camp will take place from 4-5 pm on Sunday June 30**[Campers who are registered Sunbeams or Explorers at their local Salvation Army will receive emblems for their classes]
June 30-July 3, 2019
Outdoor Experience Camp
This camp is for youth ages 12-17 and is a beginners experience for camping outside in a tent. These campers will be staying in tents, hiking, and learning outdoor skills. Some activity will take place off site. Regular devotions will take place in a campfire setting. **Registration for this camp will take place from 4-5 pm on Sunday June 30**
July 6-13, 2019
For Salvation Army youth ages 9-17. This is a working camp for music instruction including brass, woodwind, percussion, vocal, and guitar. Campers will experience the beauty of nature and outdoors, while still have music instruction 2-3 times a day. (Community and Service Extension youth eligible to attend with school music teacher recommendation.) Our theme this year is “Into the Woods.” We look forward to sharing the music Stephen Sondheim while exploring various fairy tales.
July 9-13, 2019
Jr. Music Camp
For Salvation Army youth ONLY, ages 7-8, who have an interest in music exploration. This will be a learning based camp where younger potential musicians will experience music and gospel arts activities as a preparation to be future music campers. Limited capacity. Youth must regularly attend corps activities and have Corps officer approval. **Registration will take place from 2-3 pm on Tuesday July 9**
July 15-19, 2019
This camp is for youth ages 13-17. It will be an evangelistic focused camp. Teens will have the opportunity to choose electives each day from a variety of topics including sports, arts, outdoor activities, nature education, and more. This will be a Harry Potter-themed camp. Quidditch and Yule ball anyone?
July 22-26, 2019
This is for youth entering grades 6-12 who wish to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Youth will choose a theme to focus on for the entire week. We plan to offer a variety of options such as Maker Camp, Space Camp, Design & Decorate Camp, Young Builders Camp, Photography Camp, and more! The theme for this week will surround the book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” as we explore inventions and making things. [Youth who are registered as Girl Guards or Rangers at their local Salvation Army will receive emblems.]
If you have any questions about summer camp with The Salvation Army, please fill out the form below.
The Salvation Army, an International movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
To find out more about your local Salvation Army in Indiana click here.
Hidden Falls Camp & Conference Center | 208 Hidden Falls Camp Road | Bedford, IN 47421