Children's Programs

  • Adventure Camps

    Our programs at Adventure Camp are age specific starting with Blaze (6-10 year olds) all the way up to the 14-16 year olds. The camping programs are progressive and programming is designed for the abilities of the different age groups. Along with program activities, young people will also be involved in group activities which build group cohesiveness, share in devotions, enjoy campfires, swimming, themed evening programs and more.

    Jackson's Point Camp

    camp1(The Blaze) is located on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe, just outside of Sutton, ON.
    Newport Adventure Camp is located on Skeleton Lake, In Muskoka, about 16 kilometers west of Huntsville, ON.
    For our Adventure Camp campers in most cases the local Salvation Army or other agencies sending kids to camp provides transportation to and from the camps. Usually they will drop off at the closest of the two camps and and any campers going on to the other site would be shuttled on a school bus provided by the camp, a two hour trip.
    Blaze, Co-ed Ages 6-10 at our Jackson's Point Site
    Blaze is the summer adventure just waiting for children to experience. Join in the fun at the pool party or play Marco Polo in the lake. The meals are designed with just kids in mind. And the playground is awesome! This is a week for building memories!

    Each day will be filled with fun activities. You will learn new skills, try out archery, learn new sports, go on a wagon ride, jump in the bouncy castle, make crafts or climb on the High ropes course. This program is designed with just you in mind!

    At camp each morning kids will be part of Bible Time. In the afternoons crazy games and adventures are all part of the week’s special program theme. At night the campfire is lit and the night echoes with singing, skits and laughter.

    Newport, Co-ed, Ages 11-16 at our Muskoka site

    camp2Race along the bike trails. Conquer the heights of the Ropes course. Venture out on the kayaks. Experience Newport Adventure Camp this summer! This camp is about new things…experiencing the wilderness of Muskoka, swimming in the blue water of Skeleton Lake or shooting hoops on the new basketball court. There are amazing theme days, activities together as a cabin group or camp wide events that are bursting with excitement. Come and experience what camp is all about this summer.

    At camp you will have fun in our Bible program, sports, skits, skill training, theme days and so much more. Camp is a place where you make lifelong friends. Come and let the Adventure begin!

  • After School Program

    The Community and Family Services After School Program seeks to provide children and youth the opportunity to enhance their physical and emotional wellbeing in a safe, fun, nurturing environment by facilitating a quality after school program in the Patrick Street area.

    The Salvation Army Community and Family Services After School Program will support and contribute to the following long – term outcomes:

    • A decrease in childhood obesity
    • Healthy eating by contributing to an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption
    • Increasing physical activity in children and youth
    • Improved learning outcomes and student achievement
    • A reduced rate of youth violence
    • A reduction in childhood poverty

    after school bannerProgram Goals

    It is the goal of the After School Program to provide fun, interactive, enrichment activities after the school day to improve the overall health and well-being of children through:

    • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY- to facilitate organized sports and indoor/outdoor large group activities
    • NUTRITION- to promote healthy food choices through cooking courses and menu planning and healthy snacks/meals
    • POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS – to provide opportunities for children and youth to develop relationships through mentoring and community outreach projects
    • EMPOWERMENT – to create a “space” where self-esteem, recognition and appreciation for self, others and the environment can be learned and practiced through citizenship building and leadership development

    Download pdfAfter School Program Brochure376.44 KB


    We are open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm


    The After School Program follows the school year calendar. We operate from September to June of each year. The After School Program is closed on PA days and statutory holidays. The After School Program may open on PA days depending on available outside funding.

    2015-2016 School Holidays & Professional Activity Days (Elementary and Secondary)
    There is no school on any of the dates below.
    PA Day Thursday, September 3, 2015
    Board Holiday Friday, September 4, 2015
    PA Day Friday, September 25, 2015
    Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 12, 2015
    PA Day Friday, November 13, 2015
    December Break Monday, December 21, 2015 - Friday, January 1, 2016 (inclusive)
    PA Day Thursday, February 4, 2016
    Family Day Monday, February 15, 2016
    Mid-Winter Break Monday, March 14 to Friday - March 18, 2016 (inclusive)
    Good Friday Friday, March 25, 2016
    Easter Monday Monday, March 28, 2016
    PA Day Friday, May 20, 2016
    Victoria Day Monday, May 23, 2016
    PA Day Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Unexpected Closures

    The After School Program seeks to operate on most days. In the event of a severe snow, freezing rain storm or any other extreme weather – the After School Program will close for the day. The After School coordinator will attempt to inform families by telephone that the program is closed. A sign will also be posted on the door announcing the closure. If schools/buses are cancelled due to inclement weather the After School Program will close. If a storm begins while the program is in process and it is deemed necessary to close the program early the following steps will be taken:

    • We will call home to ensure that a parent/guardian is home and waiting for their child.
    • If a parent is unavailable the program staff will remain with the child until closing time.
    • We will ask parents who regularly pick up their children to come early.

Seasonal Programs

  • Christmas Baskets

    The Christmas Hamper Campaign provides all the trimmings for a Christmas Dinner for households who would not otherwise share in the joy and comfort of a Christmas meal. We also partner with the Kingston Toy Drive to provide Christmas gifts for children.

  • Community Garden

    The Community Garden offers our neighborhood access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Individuals assist in the planting, weeding and harvesting of the gardens.

  • Harvest Dinner

    Each fall The Salvation Army Community and Family Services prepares and serves a complete turkey dinner with all the trimmings for those in need within the community.

  • Harvest Dinner

    No charge dinner with all the trimmings!

    2015 Harvest Dinner PosterWhere:

    The Salvation Army
    Community & Family Services
    Gathering Place
    342 Patrick Street


    Thursday, October 22nd
    3:00pm - 5:00pm


    The Salvation Army sponsors the Harvest Dinner each year in order to provide support, comfort, encouragement, and an opportunity to celebrate for those who would not otherwise enjoy this experience with their family.

    Any questions?

    Contact us at: 613.548.4411

  • Volunteer Income Tax Clinic

    The Salvation Army Community and Family Services operate a Volunteer Income Tax Clinic annually from February to May for low-income families and individuals.

    Serving the City of Kingston, the Volunteer Income Tax Clinic has been in operation since 1975. Over 40 volunteers prepare returns on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

    Free Tax Preparation Services are for:

    • Individuals with gross income (before deductions) under $30,000; or
    • Single parent families with gross income (before deductions) under $35,000, or
    • Couples with gross income (before deductions) under $40,000
    • This service is available by appointment only.

    Each person in the household requesting to file a return must attend the appointment. If you are unable to come to the Tax Clinic for health reasons, you may arrange to have a relative or friend come for you if you have given them Power of Attorney.

    What to Bring:

    Please bring your ID and SOCIAL INSURANCE NUMBER (SIN) and any of the following documents that you may have:

    • Copy of last year’s (2015) Income Tax Return
    • Notice of Assessment received from CRA after your 2015 Return was processed
    • ALL ‘T’ slips received for your income ( e.g. T4, T4A(OAS), T4A, T4A(P), T4E, T5, T3, etc.)
    • T5007 form received for Social Assistance, Workers’ Compensation, Disability Pensions
    • All student tuition slips from Institution T2202(A)
    • Last year’s rent receipts or Property Tax Receipt
    • All medical receipts
    • All charitable donation receipts
    • All Public Transit Receipts
    • Banking Information – Direct Deposit Form
    By appointment ONLY:

    613-507-4151 (Feb-May)
    613-548-4411 (May-Oct)

    Important Notes:
    • Only Ontario residents can take part (out-of-province returns cannot be done)
    • E-filing is available. In the event e-filing is not available due to technical difficulties, the accountants will prepare paper copies of the Tax Return and clients will be responsible for mailing their completed return to the Canada Revenue Agency.

    The Salvation Army
    Community & Family Service
    342 Patrick Street
    Kingston, ON K7K 6R6

    If you reach the answering service, leave your name and telephone number and your call will be returned as soon as possible to book your appointment.

    The Volunteer Income Tax Clinic operates solely on donations.

Supervised Access



Supervised Access Centres provide a safe and non-threatening, child-focused, neutral environment for visits and exchanges between children and non-residential parties or other persons such as grandparents where there is a concern for the safety of the child and /or the adults using the access centre by:

  • Providing an environment that is non-stigmatizing and accessible;
  • Where families feel welcome regardless of their religious, ethnic or socio-economic background, gender, race, ability, sexual orientation or reason for referral;
  • Providing a safe drop-off/pick-up point where children may be transferred between a residential party or other approved person, and the non-residential party for visits or exchanges;
  • Helping ease the tensions of access arrangements for children and for both the residential and non-residential parties, eliminating direct contact, reducing opportunities for children to be subjected to conflict at the time of access;
  • Ensuring the safety of all persons involved in the program, including staff and volunteers;
  • Facilitating families to carry out their access requirements as stipulated by court orders or by written agreement of the parties subject to the availability of the access centre;
  • Directly supervising and monitoring all interactions between participants and children and intervening when the safety, health or welfare of the child or other participants is at risk;
  • Being an impartial observer and not an agent of either party, to assure that visitation is facilitated without risk to the health, safety or welfare of any child or any adult participant;
  • Ensuring that both parties are following the Centre's policies and procedure guidelines, which are provided to clients during the intake process;
  • Providing, on request, factual documentation on the interaction between participants and children during access visits or exchanges to legal counsel and/or the parties;
  • Creating and maintaining strong liaisons with stakeholders in the community to ensure that supervised access services are meeting the needs of local communities and families using the services.


The CLRA (Children's Law Reform Act) subsections 34 (1) and 34 (2) provide the legislative framework for supervised access in custody and access matters.