***Dates of operation and/or hosting of camp and classes are contingent upon the recommendations of our state and local officials as well as the CDC and Department of Health.

Children & Youth Programs

Through our programs dedicated to children and youth, we strive to make positive life change for younger generations that will carry-on into adulthood. We aim to break the cycle of generational poverty and give our young people the skills they need to empower themselves for years to come.

Summer Enrichment Program

The Salvation Army Summer Program is much much more than your average summer camp. Our mission is to provide physical education and recreational activities in a safe and fun setting. Campers will have meaningful and challenging experiences that foster active participation and celebrate diverse cultures and abilities.

All eligible participants must be 6yrs of age by the beginning day and not exceed 12yrs of age. Immunization records are required for ALL students, including previously enrolled participants.

2021 Summer Camp: June 7 – July 23 | Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | 570 East Beasley Road in Jackson

$50 registration fee + $420 program cost

For more information, call 601-398-0998 ext. 206

Performing Arts Conservatory

Many children have talent and that will never be developed because their parents cannot afford lessons, instruments or art supplies. If cultivated, this talent could one day provide a springboard to a better life. All of our classes are taught by experienced instructors who are leading the way in their field of performance.

Developmental Sports

At The Salvation Army, youth athletic programs teach boys and girls valuable lessons about life. Our goals for this particular program are to encourage life-long healthy habits, teach sportsmanship and respect, and social competencies. Additionally, we hope to increase participants’ physical fitness by focusing on agility, balance, and coordination while providing an opportunity for encouragement and guidance via competitive physical activity

Wednesday Night Character Building

Join us from 5:15 to 7:30 on the last Wednesday of every month for youth character building with dinner provided. These classes are free for the community and offer band, singing, and creative arts classes.

For more information, call 601-398-0998 ext. 207

Camp Hidden Lake

For many disadvantaged kids, the possibility of having a fun at summer camp is not an option. With the help of donors in the community, we send kids to our summer camp near Lexington, Mississippi. The Salvation Army’s 300 acre Camp Hidden Lake helps disadvantaged boys and girls in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi open their eyes to a whole new world – THE NATURAL WORLD. Camp Hidden Lake teaches kids new skills, healthy attitudes, and great values and  offers sports, music, Bible Study, arts and crafts, swimming, fishing, and other activities for school aged youngsters in our community.