Every summer, The Salvation Army brings inner-city children and small groups of seniors out from the metro area for a refreshing time in the country, at the simply but aptly named Camp Happyland—more than 200 in 2010.
The friendships and memories from those weeks last a lifetime—in fact, many parents who attend the camps through the Army when they were young continue the tradition by registering their own kids for a week of happiness.
For many children, Camp is the first time they have been outside of the city or experienced a night sky full of stars. Through countless testimonies Camp has proven to be a pivotal experience for youth who desire something greater for their lives as they face the challenges and struggles of their home life.
Camp Happyland is also a place were the arts flourish and youth receive advanced instruction during a four week Music and Arts Conservatory. In addition to enjoying all the fun camp has to offer, students in the Conservatory receive personalized instruction in the arts from resident teachers. For many children from low-income families, the Conservatory is an incredible opportunity to develop a skill that can prepare the youth for university admissions and scholarship opportunities.
Camp Happyland is an American Camping Association accredited facility located in Richardsville, Virginia on 215 acres of rolling hills including woods, a lake, practice field, trails, cabins and a spiritual center.
The dates are from June 8th-August 7th. There are various jobs that are offered, most of them are from $300 a week up, which include food, board and everything else you can imagine!
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Camp Happy Land
21457 Happyland Drive
Richardsville, VA 22736