Free Summer Camp


The Salvation Army is hosting its annual summer camp later this year. Camp Hoblitzelle, located in Midlothian, TX, is a six-day long free summer camp geared to children ages seven through 14.

Shelby Huff, the Service Extension Region Representative for the Salvation Army, gave more information about Camp Hoblitzelle. Huff, whose jurisdiction spans from the Texas Great Plains region to the Texas North Central Plains Region, primarily works with the volunteers in smaller communities that receive Salvation Army services.

“We have around 600 acres at Camp Hoblitzelle,” Huff said. “ 200 acres are used for the camp purposes like activities and housing. The other 400 acres are farmland or ranch land.”

Camp Hoblitzelle begins June 26th and ends July 1st. Campers can enjoy marvelous outdoor activities like swimming, paintball, hayrides, ziplining, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, horses, fishing, and putt-putt.

The camp is free of cost, with registration beginning on Tuesday, April 4th, from 6 to 8 pm at the Salvation Army of Pampa Office at 801 N. Sumner. Parents and guardians must bring shot records and health insurance information at the time of registration.

Huff speaks about the opportunity Camp Hoblitzelle provides for children.

“The kids learn about Christ and are around other like-minded kids where they can experience cool outdoor activities together,” Huff said.

In addition to outdoor activities at the summer camp, camp goers can sign up for learning courses, called ‘tracks’, geared toward their interests.

“If a kid is interested in science, then they can choose the science track and spend some time each day in that track course learning about science,” Huff said. “They’ll get to build rockets and other fun things.”

The Salvation Army will also be hosting a teen summer camp from July 17th to the 20th. The summer camp will be available for teens ages 13 to 17.

For more information about the Salvation Army summer camp, visit or call the Salvation Army of Pampa at (806) 441-2971.