Hidden Falls Camp is a ministry of The Salvation Army Indiana Division. Located in Bedford, Indiana, this gorgeous 706 acre facility offers lodging, dining, miles of nature trails, an indoor swimming pool, fishing, a challenge course, paintball and worship experiences like no other. Over 600 campers come every summer for the experience of a lifetime. The Salvation Army has a great appreciation for the value of a good camping program. The outdoor environment, away from the distractions of home, provides an ideal setting for teaching young people about God and challenging them as individuals. While there have been many changes and program expansions over the years, The Salvation Army camping continues to be an expression of the deeply rooted spiritual motivation that underlies all Salvation Army services. Today The Salvation Army operates camps around the world.
It is estimated the cost for a week of camp at Hidden Falls is $375.00 per participant; however through the generous donations to The Salvation Army we are able to offer our campers a greatly reduced rate of $65.00. (And youth who regularly attend Salvation Army activities may even pay less!) Transportation to and from camp is provided; however space is limited.
Parents are asked to provide a McDonald’s gift card for their child to cover the cost of lunch on the way to and from camp. Dollar amount placed on the gift card is your discretion. We suggest $10.00.
Hurry, spots are limited & fill up fast!
All applications for Allen County residents and registration fees are due to
The Salvation Army Corps 2901 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne Indiana 46805
no later than Wednesday, May 20th.
2015 Camp Dates
Junior Camp – June 8-12
This camp is for Corps / Service Extension youth ages 9 to 12. This camp will have an evangelistic focus while introducing or continuing a child’s experience of the outdoors as God’s creation through age appropriate activities.
Mini-Mites Camp – June 16-19
This camp is for Corps / Service Extension youth ages 6 to 8. This camp will have an evangelistic focus while introducing children to the outdoors as God’s creation.
Outdoor Experience Camp – June 16-19
This camp is for Corps / Service Extension youth grade 6 to age 17. This camp will start to build skills necessary for those eligible to attend the 2016 National Character Building Jamboree. These campers will be staying in tents, learning outdoor skills and gaining a more rustic camping experience. Regular devotions and Bible Study will take place in a campfire setting.
Sports Camp – June 29 – July 3
For Corps / Service Extension youth ages 9-17. This will be a physically active camp. Youth attending need to be willing to be active for large parts of each day. Sports offered may include Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Cheerleading and more!
Teen Camp – July 6-10
This camp is for Corps / Service Extension youth ages 13 to 17. This will be an evangelistic focused camp. Teens will have the opportunity for outdoor education while being presented with the gospel and discipleship opportunities.
Military Family Camp – July 13-17
This camp will service the family members of deployed soldiers of Indiana.
Character Building Camp – July 20-24
For Corps youth who are registered and prospective Sunbeams, Girl Guards, Explorers, Rangers and Scouts. Youth attending this camp will be working on and completing badges.
Older Adult Camp – August 28-31
For Adults 55 and older to experience an outdoor retreat weekend with Bible teaching and fun activities.
Many of the camps still have space available, however transportation is full and you will need to provide your own way to and from camp.
For more information please contact either
Roxanne Albrecht – Corps Secretary
260-744-2311 ext 217
Major Lynneta Poff – Corps Officer
260-744-2311 ext 234
What to Bring to Camp
- Spending money for the Snack Shop – Every child must turn in their spending money which will be tracked in a camp bank. Snacks / Drinks cost between $0.25 and $1.75.
- Towels, wash cloths and pool towel
- Soap, toiletries, toothbrush and toothpaste
- Comb or brush
- Sun screen (optional)
- Insect repellent (optional)
- Swimsuit (dark colored T-shirt must be worn with two piece suits)
- Coat or sweater for cool evenings
- Raincoat or umbrella (if desired)
- Light weight clothing for each day and one extra outfit
- Adequate amounts of underwear and scoks
- Several pairs of shoes, including tennis shoes
- Sleeping bag or sheets and pillow
EACH CHILD MUST HAVE THEIR OWN SUITCASE & PERSONAL ITEMS. MARK CHILD’S NAME ON ALL ITEMS
NOTE: Certain items (e.g. insect repellent, perfume, etc.) may be collected by the cabin counselor to assure the safety and comfort of all campers.
What Not to Bring to Camp
Clothes that do not pass dress code, cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, radios, TV’s, video games, or anything of value that you do not want to lose at camp. Do not bring tobacco products (including e-cigarettes), alcohol, drugs (unless prescribed by a licensed physician), weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, fireworks.
The Salvation Army and Hidden Falls Camp are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged personal items. We also reserve the right to confiscate any items brought to camp either because they are not allowed on the property or because they become a hazard or nuisance.
Campers should be dressed appropriately at all times. The following is a list of clothing items that should NOT be worn at camp.
- Clothing with offensive or suggestive language / images
- Clothing that advertises a lifestyle which is not in line with the values of a Christian or The Salvation Army. (including alcohol and tobacco products and questionable slogans)
- Two-piece swimsuits (unless worn with a dark shirt)
- Very short shorts (shorts/skirts must be longer than fingertip length)
- Any clothing which exposed the stomach, or cleavage or is too tight (incl. spandex or leggings)
- Strapless or racerback shirts, or shirts with string / spaghetti straps (shirt / dress straps should be wider than two fingers
- Speedos / Bikini Briefs
- Bra-less attire
- Pajamas in public
- Gang related paraphernalia
- Any clothing which leaves your underwear exposed
This list is not all inclusive and dress code violations will be handled on a case-by-case basis by camp leadership. Campers instructed to change their clothes must do so before resuming camp activities. If the camper refuses to change, this may result in parent contact and possibly their dismissal from camp.