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.
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.
Camper Check-In Process
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. 2015 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. 2015 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
**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 by June 19th with Laurie_Hayes@usc.salvationarmy.org
|June 8-12||Junior Camp||(ages 9-12)|
|June 16-19||Mini Mites Camp||(ages 6-8)|
|June 16-19||Outdoor Experience Camp||(grade 6-age 17)|
|June 22-27||Music Camp||(ages 9-17 attending Salvation Army programs or with a recommendation from your school music teacher)|
|June 29-July 3||Sports Camp||(ages 9-17)|
|July 6-10||Teen Camp||(ages 13-17)|
|July 20-24||Character Building Camp||(ages 6-17 attending Salvation Army year round programs.)|
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. In addition to the full application, you can also download and print separate general recommendation forms and pastoral recommendation forms by simply clicking on the links below:
- 2015 Hidden Falls Camp Summer Staff Application
- 2015 Hidden Falls Camp General Recommendation Form
- 2015 Hidden Falls Camp Pastoral Recommendation Form
For information about renting the camp facilities, please contact Hidden Falls Camp staff directly at (812)279-2495.