The purpose of The Salvation Army summer camps is to serve the needs of campers physically, socially, and spiritually. Our camps use the great outdoors as a setting to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach environmental awareness, encourage pro-social behavior, and safely provide opportunity to every camper for fun and adventure.

One of the things that makes Salvation Army camping so special is that it is open to just about anyone who fits the requirements given at registration. There is no special membership needed in order to attend our camps.

The key is to find which camp best suits the needs of the camper. Some weeks at camp are programmed for youth while others are meant for adults. Also, each week of camp has a different focus. Some are geared to evangelize while others are meant to be a discipleship program.

For physical needs, our aim is to help campers develop good health habits in cleanliness, proper rest, balanced diet, exercise, and care of the body.

To meet the social needs, the camp provides an opportunity for each camper to contribute to and receive from a group living experience. The aim is to help campers make their own right decisions, stimulate creativity, and foster independence.

Learn more about Camp Ponderosa Ranch.