Welcome to The Salvation Army's High Peak Camp!
Long hot summer days, a dip in the pool, star-filled nights, camp fires, roasted marshmallows, cabin devotions, emblem work, seeing old friends, and making new ones. Expanding horizons and creating memories. At camp, we offer many daily activities for each child’s interests. The daily activity rotation includes: fishing, kayaking/paddle boats, hiking, high ropes course, low ropes course, camp-wide activities, capture the flag, arts and crafts, and much more.
That's what camp is about. For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has recognized the value of camping. It has witnessed the difference it can make in people's lives. For an underprivileged child who's only known city concrete, the blare of car horns and whirl of mass transit, it opens a whole new world.
There are camps where kids learn the basics of playing a musical instrument and camps where advanced musicians refine their craft. Teen camps feature organized activities, interesting programs, and classes addressing life issues to help them navigate through challenging years. Campers who participate in The Salvation Army's character-building ministries in their own hometowns come to camp to learn new skills and increase their knowledge while having fun earning badges.
There are more than 50 Salvation Army Camps throughout the United States. Each one is unique to its geographical area, but they meet high standards in housing, nutrition and safety according to the Christian Camping Association or the American Camping Association. The Salvation Army Camps are attended by more than 100,000 people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic levels each year. The camps are conducted by a competent staff of dedicated Christianswho serve together throughout the summer and are committed to making the camping experience special for each individual.
As in all of its programs, The Salvation Army views camping holistically, a ministry that addresses the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of people. After camp, The Salvation Army continues its care for individuals and families at the local level primarily through its Corps Community Centers.
The variety of camps is amazing, but they all provide a gorgeous setting, a caring environment and activities that enrich life. Whether learning to swim, baiting a hook for the first time or discovering new wonders while hiking a nature trail, learning is a big part of the camp experience. Along the way many learn something even more wonderful. They learn about themselves—how very special they are. And in the process they gain self-confidence, enthusiasm and courage. They also learn about community. They begin to understand the importance of working together for a common good, pulling together for something bigger than themselves. And they learn about God and the difference He can make in their lives and in their world.
There's a great big world out there just waiting to be discovered! Camp is a great place to start.
For more information on the camping program in your area, click here to find your local Salvation Army.