Potomac Division Camps

Camp Icon

Camp Happyland and Camp Tomahawk are ACA accredited camps owned and operated by The Salvation Army Potomac Division. For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has recognized the value of camping and has witnessed the difference it can make in people’s lives.

The traditional residential camp program consists of one-week programs for school-age children and teens from underserved communities from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and DC, and our Corps. Specialty programs focus on the arts, STEAM, competitive team sports, outdoor education, and leadership development. MusiCamp is a themed one-week session for those interested in band, choir, theatre, and dance.

The camp is also used during the year for weekday and weekend youth, adult and family programs.

Job Openings banner

Camp Happyland

21457 Happyland Dr. Richardsville, VA 22736

Located about 70 miles south of Washington, D.C. in Richardsville, Virginia (Culpeper County), Camp Happyland, is a summer destination for youth from communities that the Salvation Army serves in the Washington, D.C. metro area, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Children learn about their faith through an enjoyable outdoor camping experience.

If you need to reach the camp office, please call (540) 399-1197.

This ACA accredited* camp offers swimming, hiking, outdoor skills training, crafts, and much more. Friendships and memories from summer camp last a lifetime.

This summer, Camp Happyland will provide the federally funded Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge.

Camp Happyland Logo

Camp Tomahawk

64 Boyscout Rd Hedgesville, WV 25427

Located about 90 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. in Hedgesville, West Virginia, Camp Tomahawk is an extension of the ongoing religious and social programs offered by The Salvation Army Potomac Division. Since 1948, Camp Tomahawk’s summer program provides residential camping programs for members of The Salvation Army youth programs as well as offering additional camping programs for underprivileged youth ages 7 – 12 from metropolitan Baltimore, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Campers participate in group activities and educational opportunities as well as enjoying the 180 acres of recreational amenities including archery, hiking, swimming, team sports and a challenge high and low ropes course. The program is accredited by the American Camping Association*, member of Christian Camp & Conference Association and participates in the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

The summer camp program consists of week-long program sessions for children and teens from June through August.

Camp Tomahawk

Stay Connected with Potomac Division Camps