Salvation Army music, arts camp in full swing

Jul 09, 2014
Photo by: Rachel Robles AND THE BAND PLAYED — Capt. Susie Graf leads the beginners brass band class at The Salvation Army's Music and Arts Camp.

The Salvation Army held its Music and Arts Camp this week for children of the community. Campers spend each day with chapel services, brass band lessons, singing and dance classes, craft time, ribbons, guitar lessons and creative writing time. Children are also fed breakfast, lunch and two snacks.

The cost per camper was roughly $75, but children attended at no cost thanks to numerous sponsors and community support.

“We would like to thank our sponsors,” said Maj. David Cope, Salvation Army regional coordinator. “It’s been a wonderful group of kids this week.”

The camp served 35 children and was staffed by nine volunteers.

The week culminates in an evening graduation and concert that is free to the public. The concert will start at 6 p.m., Friday, July 11, at The Salvation Army, located at 290 Pigeon St., Waynesville.

The Salvation Army’s next big event will be a fall festival Wednesday, Oct. 29, that will feature fall and Halloween activities and give children a safe place to trick or treat.

To learn more about the concert, volunteer opportunities or for more information, call 456-7111.