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.
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.
|Discovery 1||July 8-12|
|Discovery 2||July 22-26|
|Discovery 3||July 29-Aug 2|
|Discovery 4||August 5 – 9|
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.
|Teen Camp||July 15-19|
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
|Jr Music / SAY||June 24-28|
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
|Jr Adventure 1||July 1 – 3|
|Jr Adventure 2||July 3 – 5|
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
|Sr Music Camp||June 29 – July 6|
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
|Musical Theater Camp||July 14-20|
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.
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.