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Low-cost camp provides fun, adventure up north

Added on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division

Roseville, Minn. – Imagine giving your kids the gift of a summer camp experience in the beautiful woods near Finlayson, Minn. – all for just $25.

The Salvation Army’s Northwoods Camp on Elbow Lake is now to open the public, providing kids (who have completed first grade through 17 years old), with a chance to enjoy activities from swimming, boating and fishing, to a high ropes course, archery and sports.

With meals, snacks, campfires and classes like music education, team building, art and nature study available, it’s an affordable opportunity for children to escape the city, enjoy fellowship and learn about God, too.

“The Salvation Army believes camp is a great place to help kids develop physically, socially and spiritually,” said Lt. Col. Patty Richardson, who runs the Northwoods Camp. “They have a chance to have fun, grow in their faith and learn to get along with others and be more independent.”

Watch a short video highlighting the Northwoods Camp experience.

Registration is now open for the following camps:

  • June 24 – July 1: Music Camp (ages 9 – 17)
  • July 5-8: Kids Camp (grades 1 – 4)
  • July 10-14: Teen Camp (grade 8 – age 17)
  • July 17-21: Sports Camp (ages 9 – 17)
  • July 21-23: Twin Cities Family Camp (mothers & children ages 0-12)
  • July 24-28 – Tween Camp (grades 5 – 7)

For more information about how to send your child to camp, enter your ZIP code below and contact your local Salvation Army.

About The Salvation Army

Since 1886 the Twin Cities Salvation Army has been a safety net for thousands of people, providing food, housing, financial assistance and more, without discrimination. Each year we serve 187,000 people in the metro area, providing 1,300 hot meals daily and sheltering nearly 900 every night. The Salvation Army relies on 20,500 volunteers who give 160,000 hours of service annually. Please join The Salvation Army by volunteering or making a donation to support your local community.