Press Release, The Salvation Army of Michigan City:

Registration is now open for The Salvation Army’s annual free summer camp opportunities.

Children ages 6 to 17 who reside in Michigan City are eligible to attend camp through The Salvation Army, including fivedifferent camps that will take place at Hidden Falls Camp in Bedford, IN. The experience will be a four- to six-dayovernight visit, depending on the camp.

Teen Camp will be held June 10-14 for campers ages 13-17; Jr. Kids Camp, for children ages 6-8, will take place June 17-20; Kids Camp will be held June 24-28 for children ages 9-11; and STEAM Camp, for children ages 9-14, will take place July 8-12.

To register, a parent or guardian must contact The Salvation Army at (219) 874-6885 ext. 1006 on Mondays and Wednesdays between 9am and noon by Monday, May 13. Space is limited to the first 100 children to sign up. There is no cost to attend camp – including transportation to and from camp, meals, lodging, and activities – however a $10 deposit per child is required to hold that child’s spot at camp. This deposit will be refunded when the camp takes place. Major Dale Simmons, who operates The Salvation Army of Michigan City along with his wife, Major Becky Simmons, said this camping experience is a great opportunity for all children, especially those who have not yet experienced going a way to summer camp.

“Hidden Falls Camp gives kids a chance to get out of Michigan City to enjoy a few days away from their normal, every day life,” he said, noting that children from all over the state attend camp in Bedford, IN through The Salvation Army. “Time spent at summer camp is all about having fun and meeting new people, but we also focus on leadership, teamwork, and other character-building skills so it’s a great overall experience for children.”

The Salvation Army summer camp program in Michigan City is made possible due to grant funding provided by the Duneland Health Council.More information about summer camp and other Salvation Army programs is available by calling (219) 874-6885, visiting, or by following The Salvation Army of Michigan City on Facebook.