Summer Day Camps are important for every child, and it is especially important for children in our community who are experiencing homelessness or poverty.
“As you can imagine, going to camp is big deal to local kids who are living in shelters or in poverty. 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 day camps for children living in our emergency shelters provide stability and structure in the midst of chaotic times for these children. and gives kids a chance to simply be a kid. Activities include team building, playing sports and games, studying nature, talent shows, learning about God, and lots more!
Not Just for Kids
For families living in our emergency shelters, summer day camp not only provides a wonderful experience for the children as noted above, but it also enables their families (often a single mom) to continue working or going to school, as they work toward their own self-sufficiency plan. Knowing their children are having a fun and educational experience gives them peace of mind as they work to get the family back on their feet again. The gift of summer day camp is a gift to the entire family.