After a two-year interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army’s Port Clinton Service Center will again be sending children from 6 to 12 years old to Camp NEOSA this summer. The camp program will accept the first 31 Ottawa County children who complete the application and turn in a $25 registration fee.
Applications are available at The Salvation Army office located at 1834 East Perry St., Port Clinton. If interested in applying or seeking more information, contact Maureen Saponari at The Salvation Army- Port Clinton Service Center at 419-732-ARMY (2769) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp NEOSA is located on a 200-acre peninsula on 1,000-acre Leesville Lake in Carrolton, Ohio. The natural surroundings contribute to the spiritual, educational, social and recreational needs of every camper. Camp days are filled with hiking, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, sports, and drama activities.
Transportation to Camp NEOSA is provided. The camp dates are not yet confirmed. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Camp NEOSA is one of many programs offered by the Port Clinton Service Center. This program is made possible by funding through local contributions from residents and businesses, as well as grants provided by The Ottawa County Community Foundation, Stensen Grant, Portage Resale Grant, Greater Toledo Community Foundation and Walmart Community Grant.
Due to this generous funding, The Salvation Army is able to offer a weeklong camp experience.
Camp NEOSA campers will experience many activities geared towards assisting the development of physical, social, and spiritual needs for the boys and girls. To meet these needs, the camp is aimed at helping learn and develop good health habits in cleanliness, proper rest, balanced diet and exercise.
Camp NEOSA also provides an opportunity for each camper to experience group living, help with making their own decisions, participate in activities that stimulate creativity and experience an atmosphere that fosters independence.