Released 4 April 2012
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Introduce A Needy Child to a World of New Possibilities
The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command has a goal of sending dozens of local, underprivileged children to camp this summer.
Long hot summer days, a dip in the pool, star-filled nights, campfires, roasted marshmallows, pillow fights, cabin devotions, emblem work, seeing old friends, making new ones, expanding horizons and creating memories. Summer is fast approaching and The Salvation Army's Camp Keystone located in scenic Keystone Heights, is gearing up for the hundreds of at-risk kids who will benefit from annual camping programs this year.
The Salvation Army's Camp Keystone in Keystone Heights, Florida, provides 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, children learn about themselves, gaining self-confidence, enthusiasm and courage to try new things. They also begin to understand the importance of working together for a common good, pulling together for something bigger than they are. And they learn about God and the difference He can make in their lives and in their world.
More than 100,000 people of all cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic levels visit Salvation Army camps each year. The camps are conducted by dedicated staff members who serve throughout the summer and are committed to making the camping experience special for each individual.
The Salvation Army Tampa Command also offers a low-cost summer day camp for a limited number of local at-risk children.
To send a needy child to camp or provide snacks or camp necessities for campers, please contact Moira Hinson at 813-224-9119, email her at Moira_hinson@uss.salvationarmy. org or send your donation to: The Salvation Army Tampa, Summer Campa, P.O. Box 2839, Tampa, FL 33601-2839.