Youth of all ages come through our doors. Some want to learn a new skill after school rather than go home to an empty house. Some need an adequate dinner or help with homework. Others just want to have a conversation with someone who is willing to lend an ear. No matter what the need – educational, physical, emotional or spiritual – we see each child’s potential in life and help them see hope for a bright future.
After School Programs
Youth from all walks of life face obstacles. But those who grow and learn in structured activities and have supervision are less likely to succumb to risky behaviors.
Several Salvation Army locations in Austin offer after-school programs to engage youth to learn new skills and gain confidence through tutoring.
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Character Building Programs
Located approximately 40 miles south of the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex, seated on 1,200 acres of Texas pasture land, The Salvation Army Camp Hoblitzelle is a traditional summer camp program providing the rich experience of camping in the context of a Christian community.
Hundreds of boys and girls, ages 7 to 16 come to Camp Hoblitzelle each summer, most in one week increments, to play together, learn from each other, and grow in their relationships with Christ and others. Campers live in cabins with kids in their same school grade and participate in a broad range of camp activities, from athletics to arts and everything in between.
Camp Hoblitzelle seeks to nurture physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually under the guidance and direction of college-age counselors who have been selected on the basis of their ability to lead, love, guide, and care for campers.
Summer Day Camp
The Salvation Army Summer Day Camp provides youth aged 5-14 with a safe, structured and enjoyable environment to go during the summer months. While running, jumping and playing, kids will meet new friends, have fun and learn about God through Bible studies and Vacation Bible School programs.