WHEN A BELOVED CAMP BRINGS SUMMER TO NYC KIDS – FOR 100 YEARS
The Salvation Army’s Star Lake Camp changes kids’ lives with outdoor fun, STEM and music arts programs, friendship, and mentorship – all for free
Campers will leave from Harlem and Hempstead Corps of camp send-offs each morning
For the 100th year, children throughout New York are gearing up for friendship and fun at The Salvation Army Greater New York Division’s Star Lake Camp in Bloomfield, NJ. Campers will take part in programs to match their interests – including STEM, Music Camp, Mega Sports, and Conservancy. Campers will be able to participate in activities many have never done before, like swimming in a lake, making new friends from different parts of New York, and obtaining mentorship and leadership from seasoned counselors.
The Salvation Army’s Harlem and Hempstead Corps will have camp send-offs on Monday (and throughout the week of July 3) starting at 7:30 a.m. (Harlem) and 7 a.m. (Hempstead).
The Salvation Army is the largest provider of free music education in the country, offering campers great music opportunities.
The camp will also provide much needed socialization and activities for seniors (55+) who otherwise might be isolated.
The following locations are part of the send-off:
The Salvation Army Harlem Temple Corps – 540 Lennox Ave.
The Salvation Army Bedford Brooklyn Corps – 601 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Salvation Army Bronx Citadel – 425 E. 159th Street Bronx, N.Y.
The Salvation Army Queens Temple Community Corps – 86-07 35th Ave. Jackson Heights, N.Y.
The Salvation Army White Plains Corps – 16 Sterling Ave. White Plains, N.Y.
The Salvation Army Hempstead Citadel Corps – 65 Atlantic Ave. Hempstead, N.Y.
Banner Image: Kids at Summer Camp. Image Credit – MI PHAM