The Salvation Army After-School Program provides educational and recreational activities for approximately 30 K-5th graders each academic year. These activities are centered on the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets, with special emphasis on positive identity, conflict resolution, and sense of community. Our small group of participants allows us to provide the individualized care all children deserve, for just $15 a year!
Our students are split into two age-based classrooms: K-2nd and 3rd-5th. These classrooms focus on daily themes, such as math and language arts. Additionally, we partner with various organizations around Madison, including Project Girl, Audubon, and Madison Reading Project to provide an array of extracurricular opportunities for our kids to enjoy! Finally, all participants are provided with homework and/or reading time, a snack, and gym/play time each day. They also have the option to enjoy a community dinner before heading home. Transportation is currently available from Emerson and Lowell elementary schools.
The Salvation Army Summer Day Camp is a seven week program that occurs from the end of June through the beginning of August each year. We host approximately 30 K-5th graders all day long, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack. Each of the seven weeks focuses on a different theme that participants learn about from Monday to Friday. We also read every day, and bring in curriculum from various partner organizations around Madison. These partnerships allow for a variety of field trips, including a weekly outing to Goodman Pool! The cost for camp is $10 per week.