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Summer Camp 2018

2018 Camp Schedule

(Please note that some age requirements have changed since 2017)


Sr. Music Camp - June 30-July 7 (Saturday-Saturday), Age 12-17 - 9 SPOTS LEFT

          Cornets, Trombones, Drums, Guitars, Singing, Drama, Dance and more 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. Instruments are provided as available.


Jr. Adventure 1 - June 30-July 2 (Saturday-Monday), Age 6-7 - FULL - WAIT LIST ONLY

          Camp Arnold's Jr. Adventure Camp 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!


Discovery 3 - July 9-13, Age 8-12 CAMP IS FULL! WAIT LIST ONLY

          Discovery Camps are the staple camps at Camp Arnold offering a host of exciting activities and electives for the campers to enjoy. 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.


Tahoma 3 - July 9-13, Age 13-17  FULL - WAIT LIST ONLY      OR               Tahoma 4 - July 16-20 - FULL - WAIT LIST ONLY

          Tahoma Adventures happen on the Camp Arnold's property. Campers will engage in team-building experiences, learn outdoor living skills, go canoeing and hiking around the property and spend a full day at Mt. Rainier participating in a day hike with stops at either Paradise or Longmire. This program is designed to teach outdoor living skills, create safe challenges, and give campers the opportunity to experience Christ in Creation all while maintaining the exciting feel of a summer camp. More information at www.tsacamparnold.org/tahoma.


Jr. Music/SAY (Salvation Army Youth) - July 16-20, Age 7-11 - FULL - WAIT LIST ONLY

          Camp Arnold's SAY camp is specifically for those youth who attend various Salvation Army programs.  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 and learn music (instruments provided).


Musical Theater Camp - July 21-28 (Saturday - Saturday), Age 13-17

         Theater Camp is for those students who are absolutely passionate about acting/drama/singing/dancing/set design and everything involved in producing a Musical Play. This camp is a lot of hard work including memorization of songs and lines but it is also a ton of fun. Students must apply to attend this camp (complete pre-registration and you will be contacted). Performance of the musical will be on July 28. 

Criteria for attending Musical Theater Camp

Discovery Teen - July 30-August 3, Age 13-17 - 10 SPOTS LEFT

          Discovery Teen Camp is programmed specifically for teenagers and will offer a host of exciting activities and electives for them to enjoy. 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.


Registration Process: (Note: When online and paper registration is COMPLETE and application fee is PAID, your child's spot at camp is reserved - not before)

  1. Fill out the online PRE-REGISTRATION (please double check all information is correct, especially birthdates and contact information)
  2. Select which camp(s) your child plans on attending.
  3. Tiffany Rhyner at the Puyallup Valley Salvation Army will enter this information and initiate the registration process. You will receive an email from Camp Arnold with a link to the online registration and Camp Packet.
  4. Fill out the online registration form (note: you will need immunization information to complete the process - I do not need a physical copy of immunizations).
  5. Print the "Camp Packet" (link included in registration email) and fill out the paperwork. Send completed paperwork to the address below.
  6. Send or bring check to The Salvation Army (please make out checks to The Salvation Army and put your child's name/camp on the memo line).
    1. $30 per child per camp (non-refundable) - Due as soon as possible but no later than 3 weeks before camp starts.
    2. Send to: Tiffany Rhyner

The Salvation Army

PO Box 73298

4009 9th St SW

Puyallup, WA 98373

Your child's place at Camp Arnold will be confirmed only when complete paperwork and payment have been received.


          All prescription medications must be in original container (with label) provided by pharmacy. For inhalers, please include the box with the prescription label. Camp will follow dosage instructions on the label. If the dosage instructions are different from the label, then a note from the doctor is required.

          Over the counter medications do NOT need a doctor's note.

          All medications (including ointments and sunscreen) should be placed in a zip-top bag with child's first and last name and Puyallup labeled on it. Be ready to hand these in at Check-In.



          Transportation is provided to and from camp. Details will be shared 10 days prior to the camp start date.


Waiting Lists

          We have fewer reservations available this year. Please limit your child to 1 or 2 camps (as available). First camp choice will get priority over second camp choice. There will be waiting lists but we usually find out about 7-10 days before camp if we are able to add campers. If a child is on a waiting list, Tiffany Rhyner will keep parents updated.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Wants to have fun!
  • Lives in or Near the Puyallup Area (includes South Hill, Milton/Edgewood, Sumner, Bonney Lake, Orting, Graham, Eatonville, Fredrickson, Summit, Etc.
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