The Salvation Army is an international Christian movement and is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian church. Bible-based worship services, Christian education, prayer, fellowship opportunities, and pastoral care are all part of The Salvation Army Center’s ministry to the community. At the Kroc Center, there are Salvation Army officers (clergy) who comprise our ministerial and pastoral team. (They are the ones with the black and white uniforms with red epaulets!)
All are welcome to join us in Worship each Sunday at 10:00 am in the Chapel. You will also find opportunities for Bible Studies, prayer groups, and Christian fellowship groups throughout the week listed in our program guide.
We have a Teen Ministry room that provides drop-in and structured programming for teens, and an Adult Ministry room where senior programming occurs during the week.
Also, as part of our greater mission to “meet human needs in His name without discrimination”, The Salvation Army offers basic needs assistance for our community. Specifically, a Choice Food Pantry program is available to qualified residents by calling 856-379-4871 to schedule an appointment. Seasonal and other specific assistance programs will be announced as they are available.
The Recreation Department offers and maintains recreational programs and services designed to enhance the physical, social, and spiritual development of our members and guests. Our goal is to empower personal growth, responsibility, and respect through creative offerings that include such sports as basketball, soccer, volley ball, pickle ball, lacrosse, flag-football, T-ball, and baseball. Recreational facilities on campus includes:
• A gymnasium with 2 basketball courts. The gym offers spectator seating for programs and events.
• Two outside baseball fields, one has lights.
• An outdoor basketball court and two half courts (open to the public).
• A full-size outdoor soccer field.
“Mental Toughness, Agility, Speed, Strength, and Flexibility” (MASSF) is the title of our sports performance program. The goal of MASSF is to help the athlete reduce the risk of injury, improve overall fitness, and enhance skill development. Registration forms can be found at the Welcome Desk. We can train any athlete in almost any sport.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center is proud to offer a wide variety of group exercise classes, taught by an experienced staff of instructors. In most cases while experience sometimes helps, it is certainly not necessary or required for most of our group exercise classes; simply let our instructor know that you are new to the class. Our schedules generally change every few months and are based on class popularity as well as instructor availability. Most classes are free with your membership, however we do offer fee based classes which require special equipment or instruction. Some classes have limited capacity due to the nature of the class. Classes that require registration operate on first come, first served basis. We also offer some age-specific classes. The Program Guide is available at our Welcome Desk, as well as on our website, www.camdenkroccenter.org
The Salvation Army Kroc Center offers the finest indoor aquatic venue in the City of Camden. Hours of operation are posted. On some occasions, our waterpark and competition pools will host special events and may not be available to our memberships. Please look for posted information regarding these events. For safety of all members, The Salvation Army Kroc Center requests compliance with all posted rules and regulations in this area. Swimsuits are required for use of aquatic areas, and the Center reserves the right to determine what is considered appropriate attire in the pools and throughout the facility. Health regulations require that all members shower before using our pools. While in the pool, children who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers. Aquatic facilities include:
• A 25-yard, 8-lane competition lap pool, 4-7’ in depth;
• A zero depth entry pool (increasing in depth to 4’) that offers several play structures for our youth and is connected to a “current” pool that offers the opportunity for resistance exercise (against the current) or a “lazy river” effect with the current;
• A tubular water slide;
• A Spa (Hot Tub) 3 feet deep and generally maintained between 100 and 102 degrees. Swimsuits are required in this and in all pool areas. Minors (under age 18) are not permitted in the Spa (Hot Tub).
Playcare provides members with a safe environment with supervised unstructured activity for their children between the ages of six (6) months to six (6) years. Children may remain in this area for up to two (2) hours per day and parents are required to remain in our facility during this time. Space is limited!!! Access to the program is based on availability.
THE SALVATION ARMY
RAY & JOAN KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER
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