The Salvation Army Three Trails Camp introduces Thrive Camp, in-person support for hybrid online learners. With our local community schools opting to start school under the Hybrid Plan with every other week being online learning for Middle School and High School students we are offering Thrive Camp as an option for parents to bring their students to a structured setting for their hybrid online learning week.
Our all-inclusive program is geared to students in 6th-12th Grade. Thrive Camp will provide a guided learning environment during the school day from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. The day will include lunch and snack. We will offer activities utilizing the camp including games, crafts, and more during breaks in their schoolwork.
The Salvation Army Thrive Camp staff is in no way responsible for a child’s passing or failing. Staff will not be teaching or tutoring but monitoring and guiding students while they are learning. We can be available to help when needed but we do not have the ability to work with individual students full time. We will offer aid to academic questions to the best of our abilities, but we are not staffing this program with licensed teachers or tutors. This program’s success depends on your child putting in the effort and being motivated to complete the online lessons. Three Trails Camp will provide internet access, ensure students are safe and encourage students to log on and participate in their online learning classes. Our staff will not communicate directly with the student’s teachers; Parents/Guardians will still be the main contact for student’s grades/any issues that may arise.
What To Bring To Thrive Camp
Students will be responsible for bringing education supplies. These supplies should include, but are not limited to: Chromebook, headphones, paper, pencils, textbooks, water bottle and optional lunch.
• We ask that parents screen their students before bringing them to Thrive Camp. This would include taking their temperature before leaving and going through this Daily At-Home Check for Students provided by the CDC.
• Parents are responsible for providing or arranging transportation to and from camp. Students may transport themselves to camp but will follow the same arrival procedures.
• Students will be dropped off and picked up at the Gymnasium. Here is a link to our Camp Map.
When you arrive, you will go to the right and drive around the outer road of Camp to the Gymnasium. You will see “Gymnasium” labeled on our Dining Hall building. You will stop at the paved entrance to the Gymnasium, and beginning at 8:00am, students will enter at the door under the awning. After they have cleared temperature check they will be able to go straight into the building and you will be able to leave. Please do not leave until they are admitted into the building (We will make every effort to wave you on when they are cleared.) In the afternoon you will again go to the Gymnasium and we will send the kids out to you.
• If a student has an elevated temperature with the infrared thermometer, an oral temperature will be taken. Please be aware that no air conditioning in cars or homes may result in an elevated temperature with an infrared scan. Do not be alarmed if this is the case. The oral temperature will provide the most accurate temperature to determine if a student or staff member has a fever.
• If the oral temperature is 100 or above, the student will not be allowed to stay at camp. Parents will be encouraged to further evaluate student with their healthcare provider.
• Students should not attend camp if they test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit two or more symptoms of COVID-19, based on CDC guidance, that is not otherwise explained. Symptoms of COVID-19 that would require exclusion include fever of 100° or greater and or two of the following symptoms: Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste or smell.
• If your student will no longer be attending Thrive Camp, please let us know as soon as possible so we can open up the spot your student is filling.
• Student desks will be cleaned before and after lunch and snack. Students will eat at their desk.
• Students will be provided a lunch and snack.
• Students can bring their lunch. Students should bring their lunch in containers that are clearly marked with the child’s name and in disposable bags/containers when possible.
• Water fountains will not be used. Students should bring a filled water bottle from home. Our water bottle refilling station will be open.
• Before eating, students can remove and store their face covering. Face coverings should only be removed when eating.
Closings for Inclement Weather and Holiday Breaks
Thrive Camp will follow Independence Schools student calendar for days off and holiday breaks. Camp Thrive will be CLOSED when Independence Schools have canceled school because of inclement weather. There may be some additional days of closures due to Three Trails Camp schedule. Notice will be provided in advance of those dates.
Thrive Camp will be closed the week of Thanksgiving, November 23rd – 27th.
We will follow a daily schedule. This schedule is intentionally planned to support your student. We will adjust this schedule as needed to create the best outcome possible for our students.
|8:00 am – 8:15 am||Arrival, breakfast, and begin online school|
|9:45 am||Free play, recreation, physical education activity|
|10:15 am||Snack and resume online school|
|12:15 pm||Free play, recreation|
|1:00 pm||Online school and reading*|
|3:00 pm||Depart for home|
based on student work-load, we will also provide additional activities.
We have sponsors covering scholarships so please don’t hesitate to apply. We do not want cost to deter any child from receiving help for their online school weeks!
There is a non-refundable registration fee of $75 per student, per semester. There are currently no weekly fees for Thrive Camp thanks to a generous community donor. Scholarships are available based on need and are on a tiered scale. Please fill out this form to request a scholarship. Monthly payment arrangements for the registration fee can also be made by contacting our office.
The registration fee must be made before the student can attend. In the case of payment arrangements, the first payment must be made before the student can attend.
The following methods of payment are accepted: Credit card given in person or by phone by calling 816.373.4153, Check or Money Order payable to The Salvation Army and Cash is also accepted.
We will work with all children. Parents have a duty to disclose significant medical, physical, or behavioral needs at the time of enrollment. We are unable to provide continual one-on-one care. We will be able to give one-on-one attention on an intermittent basis. Please connect with camp staff to discuss the needs of your student so that we can best serve them.
Our discipline is designed to achieve a positive outcome to misbehavior and conflicts. We acknowledge good behavior while responding to misbehavior and conflicts in an appropriate manner. We will use a variety of strategies to redirect problem behaviors prior to or in conjunction with the use of consequences. We have the right to suspend or expel children from our program if they or their families threaten the safety, or interfere with, the quality of our program. Expectations will be stated frequently and positively (e.g. instead of saying “don’t run,” say “please walk.”) Documentation of serious incidents will be recorded, they will be stated objectively; without opinions or guessing included. Only what was observed may be included in incident reports.
Behaviors that may result in immediate suspension or expulsion include but are not limited to:
Any action that could threaten or pose a direct threat to the physical or emotional safety of the child, other children, or staff (harassment, bullying, running from supervision, or physical aggression), possession of a weapon of any kind, stealing, vandalism, or destruction of property, sexual misconduct, possession or use of alcohol or controlled substances.
Three Trails Camp and Retreat Center Mission Statement
To provide a place where people can experience God in new, personal and intimate ways, so they can serve Him more effectively in the world.
To create an awareness of God and His everlasting love. Encouraging a life long personal relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, that embraces everything that He has to offer.
To give youth and adults an educational, fun-filled, healthy, inspirational and safe experience while allowing each person to establish limits and responsibility for the safety and welfare of all.
To help develop an understanding, appreciation, and sense of stewardship for the outdoors, for the natural environment, and for all living creatures.
To help individuals grow in understanding themselves and each other. We desire children to experience relationships with staff as caring adults and offer opportunities for people of different cultures to develop compassion and love for each other.
To assist in developing an appreciation of the wonder and joy of the miracles of everyday living and to teach creative self-expression through physical activity, play, song, thought, work, worship and the development of new skills.