Salvation Army Quebec Thrift Stores Send Kids to Summer Camp

Posted on 24th August 2011, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army’s Camp L’Achigan, located about 50 kilometres north of Montreal, received a boost of financial support this summer thanks to generous donations collected at Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Quebec during this year’s Send a Kid to Camp fundraiser. Earlier this month, Mark Pantrey, Quebec Retail District Manager, and Ildiko Fodor, General Manager  […]
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Double Dose of Summer Camp Fun

Posted on 1st August 2011, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jackson’s Point, Ont.— They may look alike but twins Junae and Junel, 9, don’t always like the same things at camp. Junel prefers arts and crafts, while her sister leans toward hardier activities like swimming and the high ropes course. Junel is a big fan of the spaghetti and meatballs. Junae is a connoisseur of  […]
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Eight-year-old Relives Summer Camp Experience

Posted on 25th July 2011, by SalvationArmy.ca
Daniel loves summer camp and he wants to tell you why. “There are no parents and no SISTERS to bug you!” says Daniel. “And, there are blue popsicles and sandcastle contests. I recommend you go to camp.” Read more of Daniel’s camp experience. What to see and do Lac L’achigan is a kid’s summer camp  […]
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Camp Renovations Provide Safety and Comfort

Posted on 18th July 2011, by Salvation Army
Since 1958, The Salvation Army Pine Lake Camp in Alberta has been a trusted destination for kids and families whereby they can escape home pressures and relax in nature. Every summer close to a thousand campers come to this camp. Programs for children and teens from lower socio-economic backgrounds remain the central focus for which  […]
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Summer Camp Action

Posted on 11th July 2011, by Salvation Army
Every year, close to 4,500 kids attend Salvation Army summer camps. For many, this is the only holiday they will have. Watch them in action!
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Kids Grow at Camp

Posted on 4th July 2011, by Salvation Army
Sophie Murray jumped at the chance to get away from her stressful situation at home, even if for a while. “As a kid, when life got hard,” says Sophie, “I’d repeat to myself, ‘It’s OK. I’m going back to Newport Adventure Camp in the summer.’ Knowing that, kept me grounded. It was my hope through  […]
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Salvation Army Thrift Stores Across Canada Send 321 Kids to Camp

Posted on 31st May 2011, by Salvation Army
Salvation Army thrift stores from coast to coast have raised more than $70,000, which will send 321 kids to camp this summer. A week at camp can be a life-changing experience for a child, and the funds raised will ensure that kids who can’t otherwise afford camp, will be able to attend. Every summer Salvation  […]
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Over a four-week period, Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Western Canada held a fundraising ‘Send a Kid to Camp,’ campaign. From April 14 to May 14 donations were collected at participating stores and, through the public’s generosity, 101 kids will get to camp this summer who would normally not have this opportunity. Each year Salvation  […]
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A Summer Job She’ll Never Forget

Posted on 23rd August 2010, by Salvation Army
It started out as an employment opportunity, but Christina Plantinga’s time at The Salvation Army changed her forever. It’s not every summer job that offers a life-changing experience, but that’s what Christina Plantinga found in Campbell River, B.C., last summer, working with the community’s homeless and underprivileged. Christina, 24, freely admits that she had no  […]
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