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Our Kids Are Our Future

"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me..." Mark 9:37

Play, Discover, Flourish

The Salvation Army's youth programs provide kids and teens with a safe place to have fun, learn, and discover the world around them. We open our doors to anyone in need and give all youth a chance to experience educational enrichment, life skills development, and spiritual and physical wellness. These programs and experiences allow at-risk children and teens to envision and pursue better futures. By offering helpful alternatives and hope, The Salvation Army Silicon Valley assists at-risk youth and their families to avoid social dysfunction and crime. Together with our helpful volunteers, we're empowering the next generation of dreamers and doers.

"I had so much fun."

"If hadn't come [to camp], I would have never learned how to swim, dance, and know that I’m important and loved. There will never be enough "thank yous," to thank you! I had SO much fun." -2018 Summer Camper

Here are a list of our current youth programs:

After School Kids (ASK) Program

Through a variety of no-fee and low-cost after-school programs, we provide safe ways for kids to make friends and participate in activities they couldn't otherwise afford. From choirs to instrument training, poetry to painting, drama to sports, after-school lessons and activities are equal parts fun and educational. Learn more >

Homework Assistance and Counseling

At The Salvation Army, we provide one-on-one teaching assistance to help kids of all ages with school work, study guidance, and literacy advancement. We open our doors to anyone in need and never discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic level. Learn more >

Character-Building Programs (Troops)

The Guarding and Adventure Corps programs are informal, character-building Christian education programs sponsored by The Salvation Army for the benefit of children in the community. Children will learn lessons based on different subjects, complete book-work, and participate in various activities. These programs run the duration of the school year. Learn More >

Summer Day Camps

From June through August, The Salvation Army provides school-age children a safe and nurturing environment where they can have fun and learn about the world around them. Through quality educational activities, exciting field trips, and personal enrichment programs, children are encouraged to grow and expand their minds. Most Summer Day Camp programs are open from early morning to late afternoon and children are fed breakfast, lunch, and a snack. Learn More >

Residential Summer Camp

Camp Redwood Glen, established in 1946, is a Christian Camp and Conference Center set in beautiful Scotts Valley, nine miles north of Santa Cruz, just off Highway 17. Redwood Glen hosts our summer residential camping program designed primarily for at-risk and underprivileged children. Learn More >

Contact Us

Santa Clara Citadel

3050 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 247-4588

San Jose Temple Corps

359 N. 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 998-2064