Village of Palm Spring joins The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County in sending local youth to Regional Summer Camp.
West Palm Beach, Florida (June 21, 2021) – On Monday, June 21st, 52 youth ages of 7 -17 boarded an early morning bus at the headquarter parking lot of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County and headed to the South Florida Regional Camp Keystone in Starke, Florida. The Summer Camp Trip was a collaborative effort of the Village of Palm Springs in partnership with the Lake Worth and West Palm Beach Corps of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County. The Florida Senior Music and Art Conservatory coincides with the week-long general camp session.
During the Covid pandemic year, the C partnered with the Lake Worth Corps in providing philanthropic services to local residents including, groceries, sponsoring children with Christmas toys through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, and most recently, with sending children to camp. As campers learn to swim, play sports, create music, and make art, their trained counselors will help them navigate the complicated emotions and struggles often associated with their lives back home. “This will be a life-changing experience for these children,” said Richard J. Reade, Village Manager of Palm Springs. “We hope this will be the beginning of many future projects with The Salvation Army!”
Apart from luggage, toiletries, flashlights, insect repellent, and other camp supplies, the Village of Palm Springs paying 75% of the parent cost for 15 participants from the local community. The trip will be chaperoned by Lieutenant Crystal Porter, Officer of the Lake Worth Corps, Bandmaster Franklin Peynado, and West Palm Beach Corps Secretary, Olive Peynado.
On July 19 to 24 another group of 15 youth campers in the same age group will depart from the West Palm Beach Corps for Camp Keystone for the Florida Divisional Music and Arts Camp. Aside from indoor and outdoor fun activities, participants will be provided faith-based opportunities in a safe environment with 24-hour supervision by well-trained faculty and staff.
For more information, to volunteer, and/or make a financial contribution to The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County please contact Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications at 561.686.3530 and/or visit www.salvationarmypalmbeachcounty.org. Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.
About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County – The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 99 years.