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Kids head off to Salvation Army camp

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- More than 40 kids with the Salvation Army are headed to camp in Mississippi.

Campers will be spending the week in Lexington.

The camp is sponsored by Louisiana Charities. It provides the chance for kids to learn about the great outdoors doing things they might not otherwise get the chance to experience.


Staff with the Salvation Army say sometimes kids are a bit nervous at the start of the week. But, by the end of the week, they're having a blast and want to come back the following year.

"They seem to really like it," said Major Ken Nelson with the Salvation Army. "A lot of times we pick them up and they're tired. It makes for a nice peaceful trip. But, they're real excited about it. They come away with a nice t-shirt to remind them of their experience. A lot of them want to come back next year." 

The camp is called "Camp Hidden Lake."

Some of the things it offers are cabins, an Olympic size swimming pool, rock wall, zip line and archery.

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