Seniors Prove Camp Isn’t Just For Kids

Salvation Army Wonderland Campers and new friends, Pattie Wynder and Bonnie McKirnan, visit after lunch.
Campers and new friends, Pattie Wynder and Bonnie McKirnan, visit after lunch.

Summer camp days are full of sunshine, swimming, arts and crafts and blossoming friendships. This is true for campers of all ages — including those in The Salvation Army’s Senior Camp program. Every June the Army’s Wonderland Camp in Wisconsin welcomes more than 260 older adults for four days of camping fun. Campers can be as busy or relaxed as they choose, and select from a variety of activities. “I look forward to coming here,” Pattie Wynder, 79, of Roseland, said. “I love going for walks along the pathways and seeing the beautiful flowers. And I feel safe here.” A typical Senior Camp day includes worship services along with opportunities for boat rides, archery, nature hikes, bingo and other activities. Continue reading “Seniors Prove Camp Isn’t Just For Kids”