The Chattanooga Salvation Army is sending its first group of children, ages 7-12, to Camp Paradise Valley on Dale Hollow Lake in Burkesville, Kentucky for a week of fun. The bus will leave on Monday, at 8 a.m. from The Salvation Army’s East Lake Corps at 2140 East 28th Street.
Upon arrival at Camp Paradise Valley, the 40 campers will experience the beautiful countryside while hiking, swimming, boating and enjoying other outdoor recreation activities. Additionally, the campers will participate in Bible study as well as arts and crafts. For some of the children this will be their first camping experience.
Major Algerome Newsome, area commander, said, “The purpose of The Salvation Army’s camping ministry is to help each individual grow physically, socially, educationally and spiritually. Kids of all ages learn about each other, nature and most importantly, a loving God!”
The cost of camp is $175 per child and includes transportation, food, lodging and activities, and a life- changing experience. Contributions to help send more local children to camp may be sent to “Camp Fund” c/o Salvation Army, P.O. Box 3359, Chattanooga, Tn. 37404.
For more information on The Salvation Army or to donate, please contact Jennifer Fisher at 356-5004, Jennifer_fisher@uss.salvationarmy.org. Follow The Salvation Army Chattanooga on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.csarmy.org.