Thank you for giving the Gift of Camp to Local Children
More than 100 children who are experiencing homelessness or poverty from The Austin Salvation Army Shelters and Service Centers, from ages 5 through 16, were able to attend summer day camps and overnight camps starting in June. Camp is important for every child, and it is especially important for children in our community who are facing great challenges. And we would not be able to send our children to camp without your generous donation. You can still donate to our camp program to ensure a chance for a kids to attend camp next year.
“As you can imagine, going to camp is big deal to local kids who are living in shelters or in poverty,” says Stacy Schwarz, Assistant Social Services Director. “It’s one gift The Austin Salvation Army can offer them while their parents are busy each day working, studying or training to improve their employment.”
Summer camp provides stability and structure in the midst of chaotic times for these children. Activities include team building, swimming and swimming lessons, exploring the great outdoors, playing sports and games, studying nature and wildlife, talent shows and lots more!