Summer Day Camp

Our goal here at The Salvation Army is to ensure that your child has a safe, fun-filled, Christ-centered summer break. That’s what we are all about. Our experienced and caring staff work hard to create a warm Christian environment to help your child learn, play and grow. Does this sound good?  It gets even better…

Activities include:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fun, Bible-Based Education
  • Sports & Crazy Games
  • Field Trips
  • Swimming at Swanson Pool
  • Music
  • and so much more!!

Registration is due May 23rd!

Mandatory Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6:30pm in the chapel.

Parent Handbook 2016

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For questions or inquiries contact:

Dean McDiarmid
Youth Development Coordinator
office: (630)377-2769 ext. 212
cell: (630)770-8690

Membership Application

Learn More – FAQ

1.       What ages can attend The Salvation Army’s Summer Day Camp?

The Salvation Army’s summer day camp is for any child from the Tri-City area ages 5 to 12.

2.       When does Summer Day Camp begin?

Our day camp is open Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm, beginning on June 6 and ending on August 19.  The only exception is that we will be closed on July 4th for Independence Day!  Enjoy that time with your family!

3.       Will meals be provided for my child?

No.  Your child needs to bring a sack lunch each day.  There are two snack times throughout the day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  The Salvation Army will provide the morning snack and each family will be asked to provide the afternoon snack for the entire group on a rotation basis.

4.       What about a planned vacation?  Do I still have to pay for that week?

 No, but please make sure we are notified in advance.  There is a minimum commitment of 5 weeks of enrollment to be a part of our Summer Day Camp.

5.       What is The Salvation Army?

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Working in over 125 different nations, The Salvation Army has been ministering in the Tri-City area since 1951 by meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of those in our community.

6.       What is the cost of Summer Day Camp?

Tuition for Summer Day Camp is $135.00 per week per child, with a $25 registration fee per child ($40 registration fee for families with more than one child).  A discounted rate is given for more than one child registered in the program.  Tuition includes all supervised activities at The Salvation Army, field trips, transportation, crafts, a t-shirt, morning snacks, and more.

In addition to the weekly tuition, each child is required to purchase a season pass to Swanson Pool at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles. Early Bird Rates for passes are $60.00 for residents and $78.00 for non-residents.  Regular season passes are $67.00 for residents and $85.00 for non-residents.  Family discounts are available and scholarships may be available.  Contact the St. Charles Park District for more information at (630)513-4377.

A limited number of scholarships will be available based upon need.  A completed scholarship application, along with one month’s worth of consecutive paycheck stubs needs to be turned in by May 16, 2016, to determine scholarship needs.

Scholarship Application