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Salvation Army Offers Free Overnight Camp To County Children

OSWEGO, NY – The Salvation Army Oswego County Unit is offering to children who live in Oswego County an opportunity to spend a few days at Long Point Camp on Seneca Lake.

Long Point Camp exists to be a place where youth may capture the joy of living-loving-and learning more about God, themselves and others.

There is no income eligibility requirement; any child age 6-12 who lives in Oswego County is eligible to attend.

There is no cost to attend a session; although donations are accepted.

There are two sessions: June 28 – July 3 and August 7 – 12. Transportation is provided to and from Long Point Camp by an approved Salvation Army driver in Salvation Army vehicles.

The Oswego County unit has 25 camper spots available.

Long Point Camp is accredited by the American Camping Association and is a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.

It is licensed through the New York state Department of Health. Children are supervised by counselors and program staff at all times.

All staff members are carefully screened and required to complete an orientation and training program prior to the start of the camping season.

The camp operates a Health Center to provide appropriate and necessary care for children and staff and is operated by qualified medical personnel.

All campers must have a recent, complete physical on file in the Health Office.

The children sleep in large cabins that accommodate 12 campers, two counselors and one support staff member.

Cabins are well equipped with indoor toilets, showers and recreation rooms for rainy day activities.

Camp is an active place with plenty of walking, running, climbing and physical activity for the benefit of the children’s health and wellbeing.

Activities include swimming, boating, low ropes course, arts & crafts, animal petting farm, evening programs, hiking, outdoor living, clubs, music, sports and recreation.

Because it is a Christian camp, children are encouraged to participate in Christian education, devotions, prayers and a worship service; however these activities are not forced on any child.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this free opportunity for your child(ren) to experience Long Point Camp, please call Major Kathryn Purvis at the Oswego office: 343-6491.

You can also stop by the office at 73 W. Second St. in Oswego or 62 S. First St. in Fulton to pick up an application and physical form.

NOTE: Applications for the June 28 – July 3 session are due on June 20.

Applications for the August 7-12 session are due on July 25.