Local youth head to camp in West Virginia

submitted to dorchester banner/Salvation army Pictured from left are: Ava, Nayloni, Nathan, Emma and “Bus,” who are attending the Salvation Army’s summer camp in West Virginia.

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Pictured from left are: Ava, Nayloni, Nathan, Emma and “Bus,” who are attending the Salvation Army’s summer camp in West Virginia.

CAMBRIDGE — The Salvation Army makes summer dreams come true for area youth and children. Pictured are youth about to climb aboard the bus headed for Hedgesville, W.Va. and a week at the Army’s camp tucked away near Martinsburg.

Before leaving Cambridge the bus will stop to pick up two additional children who will join two boys already at the camp attending the Army’s three week Music Conservatory. Later this month another 11 boys and girls will make the same trip to join hundreds of other kids from Maryland and West Virginia in experiencing the outdoors, mountain breezes and a dip in the pool. Just like children have for decades.

Of all the programs The Salvation Army offers this activity is one of the most positive. “Much of what we do each day is rescue people from a crisis of one kind or another. Summer Camp is different. It’s an investment and you cannot over invest in children,” said Colonel Bill Crabson of the Cambridge Salvation Army.

Contributions to the Army’s “camp appeal” makes these special days possible. To learn how you can support this timeless experience, contact Colonel Bill at 443-786-9177 or email, william.crabson@uss.salvationarmy.org.

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