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”

The Salvation Army’s Wonderland Camp Provides New Experiences for Inner-City Children

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For Brianna, 11, and Arianna Martin, 9, and their younger brother, Jayden Hill, 8, the idea of going to The Salvation Army’s Wonderland Camp was exciting. Their older brother, Kevin, attended camp several years ago and shared stories about the expansive grounds, swimming and archery.  Their sense of adventure was piqued.

On the morning they were to leave for camp, Brianna, Arianna and Jayden didn’t let the overcast sky bother them. They were nervous for their trip, but excited to see all that was at Wonderland Camp. Their bags were packed and they were ready to hit the road. Continue reading “The Salvation Army’s Wonderland Camp Provides New Experiences for Inner-City Children”

Eat Free Moose Tracks Ice Cream August 9 to Aid The Salvation Army

10,000 Scoops of FREE Ice Cream to be Given Away in Hopes of Raising $10,000 for Tbe Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Center Chicago

Denali Flavors, developers of legendary Moose Tracks Ice Cream, has partnered with Dean’s to host a FREE ice cream give-a-way on August 9 at Willis Tower, Downtown Chicago.

Ten-thousand scoops of Moose Tracks will be given away at Willis Tower in Chicago on the plaza at Wacker Dr. and Jackson Blvd. as a 10,000 Scoop Challenge issued by Denali to Chicago residents to raise funds for the building of The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Chicago.

For each scoop eaten, Denali Flavors will donate $1 to the cause.

Special guest scoopers include: Kathy ‘Kat’ Chaney of the Chicago Defender, Chicago Bear’s Mascot – Staley, Chicago White Sox’s player Ron Kittle and mascot SouthPaw, and 104.3K Hits Radio personalities: JoboBo Reynolds and George McFly.

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To learn more about The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Chicago visit

Children's Feeding Program this Summer at Cicero-Templo Laramie Corps

The Cicero-Templo Laramie Corps is making an impact on hunger by serving the public with their food pantry that is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 PM – 3 PM.  100-120 families with an average of 4.5 people per family are assisted with groceries through the pantry every month.  Emergency assistance is also available, as clients are never turned away.  Area grocery stores contribute by donating bread and baked goods to the pantry and donors can assist in the fight against hunger with food or monetary donations.  Volunteers are also a need for the food pantry.

The Templo Larmie Corps is beginning a new summer feeding program this year and is teaming up with the USDA and the Chicago Food Depository to provide meals for children ages 1-17.  Meals come pre-packed and will be served June 14 through August 22 from 10 AM – 12 PM.

For more information or to sign up for the summer children’s feeding program, please contact Rebecca from the Cicero-Templo Laramie Corps Community Center at 708-222-0177, ext. 2.

Cicero-Templo Laramie Corps Community Center

Commanded By: Captains Jose and Sonia Gonzalez and Envoys Oney and Neysi Castillo
2337 S. Laramie
Cicero, IL 60804-2853
Tel: 708-222-0177
Fax: 708-222-0020

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