Hidden Falls Camp
Hidden Falls Camp is a ministry of The Salvation Army Indiana Division. Located in Bedford, Indiana, the 706 acre facility offers lodging, dining, miles of nature trails, an indoor swimming pool, fishing, a challenge course, paintball, and worship experiences like no other. Over 600 campers come every summer for the experience of a lifetime.
The Salvation Army has a great appreciation for the value of a good camping program. The outdoor environment, away from the distractions of home, provides an ideal setting for teaching young people about God and challenging them as individuals. While there have been many changes and program expansions over the years, The Salvation Army camping continues to be an expression of the deeply rooted spiritual motivation that underlies all Salvation Army service. Today, The Salvation Army operates camps around the world. Want to see what’s happening at Hidden Falls Camp right now? Just visit our Facebook page to see the latest photos and keep up with everything that is new inside and out!
Registering a Camper Is your child interested in attending a session at Hidden Falls Camp this summer? We would love to give your child the experience of a lifetime being able to worship God and learn about Nature. If your child is interested, please download and fill out all of the forms below. When you have completed the forms, please send your application to the location nearest you for unit endorsement. Note – Camper forms MUST be complete AND have unit endorsement in order for your child to attend. 2016 Youth Camper Application 2016 Youth Camper Information Packet 2016 Hidden Falls Camp Scholarship Application
Camper Check-In Process Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Administration Building. We will not be prepared before that time, but the exterior building bathrooms will be available. All of registration will be done around the back side of the administration building – no need to come inside. (If it is raining, we will move everything into the workroom area.)
Station 1: Lice Check – This is not always the most fun area to begin camp, but we will have staff outside welcoming campers while other staff check their heads. There is a NO Nit/NO Lice policy. If it something is found, the camper will not be able to stay at camp. Please check, check and re-check over the few days prior to the camp. We definitely do not enjoy having a camper not be able to stay with us. Also, effective this year, campers may NOT return to camp after being treated until the next camp for which they are eligible. There is no longer a next day return option for any camper who has not passed the lice check, so please check and treat carefully.
Station 2: Camper picture (Door by DYS office) – With our new registration program, we are able to upload a picture of the camper to go with his/her profile. This will help in determining camp awards and for those teaching classes to know their campers’ names faster.
Station 3: Check-in/Housing (window outside Deena’s Area)– This is where campers will check-in and receive their housing assignment for the week. Only the corps leader needs to come to this window.
Station 4: Snack Shop – If campers have snack shop money, it will be given to our services person at this station. Please complete the attached form prior to coming to this window.
2016 Camper Snackshop Form
Station 5: Camp Health Officer – Campers with severe allergies, concerns and medications will see the nurse at this station. Medication – Please complete the attached form for all medications turned in to the corps driver prior to arriving at this station. If campers have medications listed on their application forms, they will be given to the health officer at this station. All medications listed on a camper’s medical form must be presented. If a camper’s medication has changed since completing the medical forms, new medications must be presented with a correct and completed prescription or a doctor’s note must be presented with new dosing instructions or the stopping of a listed medication. Please keep in mind that If a camper needs medication while in school then it is also needed while at camp.
2016 Camper Medication Sheet
HEAD TO CABINS – Campers and their belongings can be dropped off at cabin doors where counselors will meet them. Water bottles, back packs and t-shirts will be distributed at the cabins later that night.
Camper Pick-Up Instructions
Campers are to be picked up in the Chapel. A closing ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the last day of camp and campers will be released about 10:00 a.m. Campers must be checked out in the chapel by a parent or corps/church leader. From there they can be driven back to their cabins to pick up their belongings. All Snackshop refunds and Medications will be returned at the chapel. Thank you!
**Note Music Camp ends with a final concert at 11:00 a.m. and a picnic following. If you would like to attend the concert & picnic, please RSVP with Laurie_Hayes@usc.salvationarmy.org
|June 13-17||Sports Camp||(ages 9-17)|
|June 19-25||National Guard Kids AT South*||(ages 9-17)*|
|June 27-July 1||Character Building Camp||(ages 6-17 attending Salvation Army year round programs.)|
|July 5-9||Junior Camp||(ages 9-12)|
|July 12-15||Mini Mites Camp||(ages 6-8)|
|July 18-23||Music Camp||(ages 9-17 attending Salvation Army programs or with a recommendation from your school music teacher)|
|July 18-23||Junior Music Camp||(ages 7-8 attending Salvation Army programs)|
|July 25-29||Teen Camp||(ages 13-17)|
*National Guard Kids AT South Camp is open only to eligible youth campers. Camper parents must be active in the Indiana National Guard, retired or an Indiana SOS family. Apply online HERE or visit the INNG Youth Program Facebook page for more information. Summer Employment We are looking for both male and female counselors, lifeguards, dining room workers, ropes course facilitators, program assistants, and a camp nurse. Complete and submit the application below for a chance for a life changing experience this summer. Included with the full application are general recommendation forms and pastoral recommendation forms. Download all three of these forms by simply clicking on the link below:
- 2016 Hidden Falls Camp Summer Staff Application & Recommendation Forms (Part 1 of 2)
- 2016 Hidden Falls Camp Summer Staff Application & Recommendation Forms (Part 2 of 2)
- 2016 Hidden Falls Camp Summer Staff Pastor Recommendation Form
- 2016 Hidden Falls Camp Summer Staff Recommendation Form
Group Rentals For information about renting the camp facilities, please contact Hidden Falls Camp staff directly at (812)279-2495. Amenities include a lodge, new beds throughout the facility, zip lines, high ropes course, mountain bike and hiking trails, archery and air rifle ranges, indoor swimming pool, paintball field, indoor and outdoor chapels, and a large dining hall.