Mission of The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Purpose of Little Pine Island Camping
The purpose of Salvation Army Camping is to serve the needs of campers: physical, social, and spiritual.
- For physical needs, our aim is to help campers develop good health habits in cleanliness, proper rest, balanced diet, exercise, and care of the body.
- To meet social needs the camp provides an opportunity for each camper to contribute to and receive from a group living experience. The aim is to help campers make their own right decisions, stimulate creativity and foster independence.
- The fact that The Salvation Army is a religious organization makes it possible for its camping program to integrate concern for the spiritual dimension of life. We believe in God, His Word, and what it teaches, and a pattern of living exemplified by Jesus Christ.
These purposes are achieved through carefully selected staff, well planned program, and the highest standards of health and safety.
Goals of Salvation Army Camping
- To promote an awareness of God, His love and, through the love of Jesus Christ, to aid toward spiritual growth and knowledge of basic human values.
- To give children, youth, and adults a fun-filled, healthful, safe, educational, and inspirational experience in the out-of-doors.
- To help develop an understanding, appreciation, and sense of stewardship for the out-of-doors, for the natural environment, and for all living creatures.
- To help individuals grow in understanding themselves and each other, and especially for children to experience relationships with staff as caring adults and to offer opportunity for people of varied cultures to develop compassion and love for each other.
- To provide a loving and supportive environment where families can learn to cope with and solve their problems.
- To facilitate creative self-expression through worship, song, work, play, physical activity, and the development of new skills.
- To allow each person to participate in planning programs and in establishing limits and responsibility for the safety and welfare of all.
- To assist in developing an appreciation of the wonder and joy of the miracles of everyday living.