The Salvation Army Sends Low-Income Children To Week-long Summer Camp

Friday, June 17, 2016
The Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army is sending more than 40 children, ages 7-12, to Camp Paradise Valley on Dale Hollow Lake in Burkesville, Ky. for a week of fun and memories. The bus will leave on Monday, June 20 at 7:30 a.m. from the East Lake Corps located at 2140 East 28th Street.

Upon arrival, the campers will experience the beautiful countryside while hiking, swimming, boating and exploring the outdoors. Additionally, the campers will participate in Bible study as well as arts and crafts. Camp gives them the opportunity to leave the crime ridden streets of their neighborhoods and just be a kid! For many of them, it's the highlight of the entire year!

"Time spent at camp can be a life-changing experience for kids," explains Major Teresa Newsome, Associate Area Commander. "It can instill feelings of self-worth and offer hope for the future."

The cost of camp is $210 per child and includes transportation, food, lodging, activities and an unforgettable experience. Contributions to help send more local children to camp may be dropped by or mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue and are accepted online at www.csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army.

For more information, contact Marketing and Development Director, Kimberly George at 423-503-1801 or by email to Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org.


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