Keep Calm and Camp On during The Salvation Army Summer Day and Away Camps!

It is time to create wonderful new memories, meet new friends, gain new skills and confidence and have an amazing experience with God in His creation! The Traverse City, Salvation Army is excited to provide area children and youth the opportunity to attend Summer Day Camp and Away camp at Little Pine Island Camp in Comstock Park, MI.

We are sure that you have heard the song “This Little Light of Mine.” A simple inspiring song of promise and hope! We are surrounded by the amazing light of children who are filled with promise and hope….a great many whose families face financial constraints. Like all children they are enthusiastically looking forward to summer break! We believe that regardless of circumstance that every child should experience camp and have the chance to shine brightly, laugh loudly and enjoy an amazing experience with God in His creation this summer! 

Adults aren’t the only people who need a break from everyday life. Children need to get away, too. For many kids served by The Salvation Army, summer does little to relieve the stress of living in poverty or a troubled home. For these children, true peace can be found in a different environment. Summer camp provides stability and structure in the midst of chaotic times for these children! 

That is why, here at The Salvation Army, we are excitedly gearing up for Summer Day and Away Camp opportunities for area children! Camp experiences include a 7 week local day camp as well as 3-5 day away camp fun at The Salvation Army’s Little Pine Island, regional camp. Last year, Traverse City area campers attended over 900 days of camp...we look forward to even more this summer! 


We are getting excited to once again offer quality, fun and meaningful day camp experiences to underserved children through our Day Camp program at the Traverse City, Salvation Army. The Day Camp provides engaging, fun activities and field trips for children 5-12 years of age.

Day camp runs June 19 – June 30 & July 10 – August 11, 2017. Our summer day camp program has a limited capacity for 30 children. We maintain a staff to child ratio of 1 to 10. Click here for more information. Space is limited to get registered today!  

Cost per week is just $80! Last year 50% of families received financial assistance. Partial financial assistance may be available based on income level.       

Click here for more details and to download a 2017 Summer Day Camp application packet.

Away Camp - Little Pine Island -  REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

It is time to create wonderful new memories, meet new friends, gain new skills and confidence and have an amazing experience with God in His creation! The Traverse City, Salvation Army is also gearing up to provide area children and youth the opportunity to attend Little Pine Island Camp, Comstock Park, MI. 

Little Pine Island is an overnight camp experience for campers 1st grade through 17 years of age. There are a variety of camps targeted at all ages and interests including sports, music and STEM teen camp (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).

Each program is dedicated to enriching the lives of tomorrow’s leaders through engaging activities and positive programs. The cost for the 3 to 5 day camp sessions is $10 per camp.

Click here to download a Little Pine Island Camp Away Camp application. 
Click here to download a Little Pine Island brochure and schedule.

Be a Champ Send a Child to Camp!

Join us in giving a child an experience to remember this summer by sponsoring a child to attend The Salvation Army’s Little Pine Island Away Camp or local Day Camp!  Days at camp are packed with activities like swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, music, friendship and fellowship! 

A gift of $32 provides a day of new experiences for an area child who might not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy the excitement, freedom to play, explore, laugh and build lifetime memories at camp! Every gift regardless of size makes a meaningful impact on a child right in our community!  Click here to support the Kids to Camp campaign with an online donation or mail to The Salvation Army, 1239 Barlow St., Traverse City, MI 49686

For more information please 231.946.4644.