Summer Camp 2021 Information

Summer Update! A decision has been made to plan for DAY CAMP this summer.  We’re sad to say that we won’t be having overnight camp this year but our registration is Open for Day Camp!  Scroll down the page to Day Camp to follow the registration link.

At Camp Arnold, we want our campers to experience God in everything they do. Our mission is to use the beautiful setting of our camp as a means to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach environmental awareness, encourage positive social behavior and safely provide opportunities for fun and adventure. Many of our campers make lifelong friends from their time at Camp Arnold.

We offer several camp sessions lasting from three to eight days for children of various ages. Your child will be supervised by caring on-site counselors who have been pre-screened with reference checks as well as a criminal background check.

We offer three types of camping experiences for children ranging in age from six to sixteen which include; residential camps, day camps and teen wilderness camps. The three camping experiences we offer are listed below, click on the links for more information about each:

Timberlake
Tahoma
Day Camp

Timberlake

**IMPORTANT NOTE:  There will be no overnight camp this summer at Camp Arnold.  We are currently registering youth for Day Camp (ages 7-12).

This traditional resident summer camp program, Timberlake, offered at Camp Arnold involves, on average, 180 campers per session. The campers are housed in modern cabins which include in-cabin bathrooms. Each child is assigned a cabin group based on their age. Each cabin group is comprised of an average of eight campers, with one counselor and other staff members. At Camp Arnold we are proud to say that all of our Timberlake programs boast a 1 to 4 adult staff to camper ratio, this number becomes even lower during our Sr. Music Camp, Jr. Music/SAY Camp, Musical Theater Camp and our Jr. Adventure Camp when more instructors from The Salvation Army come to help with the programs.

Discovery Camp

Ages 8-12

Discovery 1* June 21 – 25
Discovery 2* July 12 – 16
Discovery 3* July 26 – 30
Discovery 4* August 2 – 6

*We are not currently planning for overnight camps in 2021 – check back later for updates. Discovery Camps are the staple camps at Camp Arnold, running nearly every week of the summer and offering a host of exciting activities and electives for the campers to enjoy. Discovery Camp sessions last five days, beginning on Monday and ending on Friday. Campers in this program range in age from 8 to 12 and are split up into older and younger units. The Campers spend their days continuously engaged in activities like canoeing, swimming, archery and climbing the rock wall. Every day we host chapel sessions that proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and give our campers the opportunity to learn more about who God is.

Discovery Teen Camp

Ages 13-17

Teen Camp* July 19 – 23

*We are not currently planning for overnight camps in 2021 – check back later for updates.  Discovery  Teen Camp is programmed specifically for teenagers and will offer a host of exciting activities and electives for them to enjoy. Discovery Teen Camp will last five days, beginning on Monday and ending on Friday. Campers in this program range in age from 13 to 17 and are split up into cabins and units based on their age. The Campers spend their days continuously engaged in activities like canoeing, swimming, archery and climbing the rock wall. Every day we host chapel sessions that proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and give our campers the opportunity to learn more about who God is.

Jr Music / S.A.Y. Camp

Ages 7-11

Jr Music / SAY* June 28 – July 2

*We are not currently planning for overnight camps in 2021 – check back later for updates.  Camp Arnold’s SAY camp is our one week camp specifically for those youth who attend various Salvation Army programs.  Many of our SAY Campers either attend a Salvation Army Corps, or are members of a Salvation Army Youth Group.  During the week the youth have the opportunity to grow in their faith, learn more about God, and develop new friendships.  They will also have a fun, exciting week experiencing new activities and God in a new way. This camp runs along the same schedule as the Discovery Camps, but in place of electives the campers have a chance to earn emblems. Jr. Music / SAY Camp is for children ages 7 – 11.

Jr Adventure Camp

Ages 6-7

Jr Adventure 1* July 5 – 7

*We are not currently planning for overnight camps in 2021 – check back later for updates.  Camp Arnold’s Jr. Adventure Camp happens once every summer and is designed as a transition into camping for younger children ages 6 and 7. The program runs for 3 days and 2 nights, which gives the children the opportunity to go to camp but reduces the chances of homesickness. The staff that work with these children are specially chosen from our counselor ranks and show aptitude towards caring for the needs of younger children. For the few days that the children are at camp they will take part in a full day of water games, spend time in the craft house, go for short hikes and learn about nature and even attend chapel sessions tailored to their needs. This is an exciting opportunity for your child to see just how much fun they can have at camp!

Sr Music Camp

Ages 12-17

Sr Music Camp* July 5 – 10 (Mon – Sat)

*We are not currently planning for overnight camps in 2021 – check back later for updates.  Cornets, Trombones, Drums, Guitars, Singing-doing-playing-acting will all be part of this year’s Music Camp. A seven day camp for boys and girls aged 12 through 17 who attend The Salvation Army Church music programs. This Camp is designed to teach and develop the skill and ability of making music in a fun-filled atmosphere, a skill which can have a life-long impact. Activities include; Brass Bands, Worship Band/Choir, Guitar, Percussion, and much more.

Musical Theater Camp

Ages 13-17

Musical Theater Camp* July 17 – 24 (Sat – Sat)

*We are not currently planning for overnight camps in 2021 – check back later for updates.  Ages 13 – 17 Registration is extremely limited. Campers will learn and perform a musical over the course of this camp. Young people interested in attending should have some musical ability and interest as well as good stamina for lots of rehearsing. At the end of this camping session our campers present a musical that is open to the public.

For more information on this camp please contact Evan Figueras at:

evan.figueras@usw.salvationarmy.org or (206) 217-1257

How can I register my Child for a Timberlake Program?

Camp Arnold is owned and operated by The Salvation Army.  Each TSA unit (corps/SE) sets tuition based upon a parent’s ability to pay, and local fundraising efforts available.  All registrations for summer camp are handled through the local Salvation Army unit (Corps/SE).  If you are not sure how to contact your local Salvation Army, please go to the Salvation Army Northwest Divisional Website and use the Salvation Army location tool located on the top right of that site.

In order to reserve a spot for your child to attend summer camp, you will need to complete an application and return it to your local Salvation Army unit (Corps/SE) as soon as possible.  Each Salvation Army unit is allotted a certain number of spots for campers.  These allotments usually fill up fast.  Complete applications, with any required deposit, are processed first.  Once your local Salvation Army unit receives this application and deposit, they will contact you to arrange transportation to Camp Arnold.

Rarely, Camp Arnold will register a Timberlake Camper locally. You are always welcome to give use a call at (253) 847-2511 for more information, or help finding a local TSA Unit.

Camp Arnold Dismissal Policy

To provide a safe and enjoyable environment that reflects Christian values, certain guidelines must be followed. If, for any reason, your child’s behavior is considered detrimental to the other campers or to the camp, he or she will be dismissed. You are responsible for providing transportation in the unlikely event of this disciplinary dismissal. Please note that no refund will be given for that weekly session.