Summer Camping


Our Summer Day Camp program for children in grades 1st-5th is held from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army Center for Worship and Service (3024 Farrow Road, Columbia, S.C. 29203).

2019 Day Camp Dates:

June 11 - July 20

(We enrolled 25 children during our 2018 Day camp program.)

Applications and enrollment are full at this time.

$15,000 is needed to deliver an unforgettable Day Camp experience to children of our community. Summer hunger is a big problem for children living in poverty and donations will help us provide lunch and snacks to all of the participating children. We'll also provide opportunities to make crafts, take field trips, and join in character building activities.


The Salvation Army also sends local children who are 6-12 years old and experience poverty to five days of respite at Camp Walter Johnson in Denton, North Carolina. Camp Walter Johnson is owned and operated by The Salvation Army and has a trained and compassionate staff. We had 83 children enrolled for overnight camp in 2018. Applications are open for 2019.

$50 will help provide 1 day and night at camp for a child.

$100 will help offer 2 days and nights of camp.

150 can help provide 3 days and nights of life changing experiences for a hurting child.

A $225 donation provides the camp experience to one child for five days and nights.

Donations will be used to provide a camping experience that is safe and loving for children where they can play sports, swim, explore the outdoors, and make new friends.

To learn more about Camp Walter Johnson, please visit

To watch a video about Camp Walter Johnson, please visit Send a Kid to Camp.

Camp Walter Johnson Schedule 2019

Community Military Camp (Girls & Boys ages 6-12 military families) $10: June 17-22
Club and Community Camp (Girls and Boys ages 6-12) $10: June 24-29

Contact Melani Miller for more information 803-309-6421.

To financially support sending kids to The Salvation Army's Day Camp and/or Camp Walter Johnson, please mail a check to PO Box 2786, Columbia, SC 29202 with 'Summer Camp' in the memo line.

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Thank you in advance for your support!