The Salvation Army offers these programs with open arms to all those who wish to participate and have their parents or guardians permission to attend.
Age: Pre-K and kindergarten
Children have the opportunity to learn and experience life in a unique way. Through music, dance, crafts and playing pretend, children are encouraged to express themselves. The Moonbeam curriculum builds character and a sense of personal identity all while in a safe environment.
Age: Girls in grades 1st—5th
The Sunbeam program emphasizes the importance of young girls to growing spiritually, mentally, physically and socially. Sunbeam members do this through fun activities, field trips, camps, service projects, earning activity emblems and much more! Girls are given a refuge- a place to be themselves, have fun deepen their relationship with God, gain self-confidence and discover how they can make a difference in the world.
Age: Girls grades 6th—12th
Girls in middle and high school are given the opportunity to join Girl Guards, a program with a four fold emphasis addressing their spiritual, physical, mental and social needs. Skill-development, personal growth and community service opportunities let girls learn to work together (and independently) in various environments. They are also encouraged to think seriously about career and life-style choices as they move into adulthood.
Age: Boys grades 1st—12th
In Adventure Corps, boys are encouraged to get out and explore the world around them and discover ways of serving God and others. By participating in a variety of activities including hiking, camping, fishing, investigating museums, visiting nursing homes and learning Bible verses, young men learn to overcome physical, mental, and social challenges to grow into responsible adults.
Junior Soldiers are our future. The key to the future of The Salvation Army is in how are Young People are trained. Their conversion and their preparation for being a soldier (a member) should only be the beginning of a quality training experience. The result of this training experience will be a lifetime commitment to God and The Salvation Army.
A Corps Cadet is not just a member of a youth group or Sunday School class. Although they are active in both of these groups, a Corps Cadet, is a Soldier (member) between the ages of 12-18 years old who has taken up a training role within his or her Corps. This program uses the five year discipleship curriculum, Cross-Training. The overall goal is to prepare them for a life long commitment to spiritual growth through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and find ways to serve in The Salvation Army.