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The Salvation Army in Northern Kentucky Offers Summer Camping Opportunities
Variety of Camp Offerings Serves those with Interests in Music, Sports or Adventure; Sponsors Sought to Help
Covington, KY (March 29, 2012) -The Salvation Army in Northern Kentucky announced today that it has summer camping opportunities for children and teens. Two key programs are offered: Camp SWONEKY and Summer Day Camp. Camp SWONEKY is The Salvation Army's nearly-300-acre state-of-the-art camp facility located near Oregonia, OH. Summer Camp programs are held in local Salvation Army community centers. Both programs are available to age-appropriate children who live in Boone, Campbell or Kenton county, and require pre-registration.
Camp SWONEKY - three separate camping adventures are offered:
- Sports Camp - from June 22-27, for children ages 6 to 12 years - includes baseball, basketball, swimming, horseback riding, tennis and ropes course
- Music & Arts Camp - from July 9-15, for children ages 6 to 14 years - includes instruction in aspects of music, including brass, dance, timbrels and drama
- Community Outdoor Adventure Camp - from July 25-30, for children ages 6 to 12 years - includes swimming, horseback riding, ropes course and Indian lore
The fee for Camp SWONEKY camps is only $10 per child, per camp. Transportation is provided to and from the facility (located about 10 miles north of Kings Island) from The Salvation Army's community centers located in either Covington or Newport.
Summer Day Camp - this opportunity is a multi-week program, running from June 11th thru July 27th (closed July 4th for the holiday). The program includes field trips, arts & crafts, educational experiences, as well as life and character-building skills. It's a great experience, filled with fun activities and terrific memories.
Summer Day Camp is targeted to children ages 6 to 12 years. It runs daily, Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are included daily. Fee is $375 for the full program. It's a great bargain for parents and guardians looking for a place for their kids to have fun and grow this summer.
Both camping opportunities are offered to families residing in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. Registration is required. For more information or to register for any of these camping opportunities, those in Covington should contact Heather Winstanley-Smith at 859-261-0835, while those in Newport should contact Bree Barker at 859-431-1063.
"These are wonderful camping opportunities," explained Capt. Heather Holt of The Salvation Army's Covington Community Center. "They have such a tremendously positive impact on the kids. But we need financial help sending the kids to camp. We are deeply appreciative of any financial contributions to the Covington and Newport community centers to help us provide these great services to children in our neighborhoods." For those interested in helping to send a child from Northern Kentucky to camp, please contact either Capt. Heather Holt in Covington (859-261-0835), or Lt. Dennis Knight in Newport (859-431-1063). Your support is greatly appreciated, and means the world to these kids.