Traverse City Salvation Army Gearing Up for Summer Day Camp

"We're excited to provide the service for anyone despite what home may look like." Matthew Winters Lieutenant Salvation Army of Traverse City

Although right now it feels like summer may never come, the Salvation Army of Traverse City is getting ready for once the weather finally warms up. Matthew Winters, Lieutenant for the Salvation Army of Traverse City says he’s excited for what this year may bring.

Salv Army Day Camp Vo 6 040700 00 04 15still002“Being able to help provide for all families is important and our community feels that,” Winters says.

The Traverse City Salvation Army’s summer day camp is open to kids who have completed kindergarten to 6th grade, or kids from 5-12 years-old. Kids will play outside and participate in gym games, arts and crafts as well as science experiments. They’ve also planned a variety of field trips for the kids this summer.

“The kids absolutely love it, they get to go on field trips, they do science experiments, they learn, they have bible lessons. I mean there’s a whole gambit of things, and as much as we can, we get them outside. Field trips all the time. And it’s just a fun atmosphere for them as well as our staff,” Winters explains.

The summer day camp is coming up in June. Although they’re licensed to host 50 kids, due to lack of staffing, there’s only room for 30 kids this year. Winters says they’d like to be able to host more, but he says he’s excited to have their first normal year since the pandemic.

“We’re excited to have a day camp in full swing with kids being able to do what they love: Play outside, run around together and just have fun,” Winters states.

The camp runs from June 20 to August 12 and costs $90 per week. Partial scholarship assistance is available based on income. Only 12 spots remain. Click here to learn more and register.