Kansas City, MO – The Salvation Army this weekend will celebrate a major expansion of its 40-acre Three Trails Camp and Retreat Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The camp, established in 1924, recently underwent a renovation of two of its main lodges, allowing for an increase in the number of campers the campus can accommodate.

A dedication ceremony will be held at 10 am Saturday, June 22 at the camp inside the gymnasium, located at 16200 E. 40 Highway in Kansas City, Missouri.  The remodeling project was made possible through a gift from the estate of John E. Hirleman Jr., a longtime Salvation Army supporter.

Three Trails Camp is hosting nine individual camps this summer for nearly 1,000 campers from the state of Kansas and western Missouri. This Saturday, one of the camps, the MoKan Gospel Arts Institute, will wrap up its week-long session with an Awards Program for the 135 participating youth.  The Awards Program will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the camp gymnasium, immediately after the dedication ceremony.

The Salvation Army has been providing memorable camping experiences for underprivileged youth for more than 100 years!  Salvation Army camps meet high standards in housing, nutrition and safety and are conducted by competent staffs of dedicated Christians.

Camps run anywhere from three to six days and generally cost between $10-$25 per child for the entire session. Transportation to and from 3 Trails Camp is provided for participants. In addition to youth camps, The Salvation Army also offers several specialized camps for children of prison inmates, senior citizens and low-income families.

For more detailed information on each camp or to sponsor a child’s camping experience, visit www.salvationarmy.us or call your local Salvation Army.