COVID-19 Update:

For the first time in its more than 100 years of camping ministry, The Salvation Army has decided to cancel its 2020 summer residential camping program due to COVID-19.  Any Salvation Army camps with trailers parks and/or cabin rentals across Canada will also be closed until the local health authority gives official approval to open.

“The Salvation Army’s number one priority is the safety and security of our campers, staff, leaders and holiday guests, and it’s in this spirit that the decision was made,” says Lt-Colonel John Murray, secretary for communications. “We respect and support the tireless work and decisions of our government leaders and public health authorities. The Salvation Army’s decision is in keeping with Canadian government requirements and public health rules and guidelines.”

The Salvation Army understands that camp is an important part of summer for Salvationists, campers, staff, leaders and guests. Indeed, many look forward all year to the summer camping season. However, as we are living and working in social isolation and with the requirement to “stay home,” this is the right and appropriate decision for these times.

Scotian Glen Camp

Each year, more than 500 children and youth from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island travel to Thorburn, NS, where they bunk in cabins on the banks of the Sutherland’s River.

Activities such as canoeing, swimming, hiking, hiphop, crafts, volleyball, soccer, baseball and basketball fill the days. Days end by the campfire with a sing-a-long. Scotian Glen makes memories for kids that last a lifetime in a safe and caring environment.

As a member of the Camping Association of Nova Scotia, Scotian Glen has earned the Accreditation Program’s designation which involves meeting standards in six categories: Administration; Personnel; Health; Site, Facilities and Equipment; Programming; and Accessibility.

In addition to Salvation Army-run camps, Scotian Glen hosts camps for the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.

If you are interested in sending your child (ages 7-12) to one of our camps this summer, please make contact with your local Salvation Army Community and Family Services office for an application.

Scotian Glen is funded by The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.

For more information on Scotian Glen Camp.

Majors Carson and Teresa Decker
Tel: 902-455-1201 x 299