Programs That Help



The Salvation Army Western Division Youth Department holds many special events for youth and young adults throughout the year. Whether you are a Junior Soldier, Sunbeam or a young adult, there is an opportunity for you to join with other young people, learn more about God and have fun! Click the tabs to see dates, find registration forms and other information about each event. Check back often for more updates!

Every spring, youth and young adults ages 14-29 from around the Western Division are invited to attend a weekend retreat designed to help connect them with God. The weekend is filled with poweful messages, uplifting worship, and a great deal of fun! This event is meant to be a life-changing experience, whether it is your first or fifteenth! The next Youth Councils will be held Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27, 2014.

Youth Revolution is an event for youth ages of 10-13. Youth Revolution provides children with the opportunity to learn more about Christ and His love, fellowship with other young people and make lifelong decisions to follow Christ. The next Youth Revolution will be held at Gene Eppley Camp Friday, January 24 - Sunday, January 26, 2014. For more information about this event, please contact

Corps Cadet Retreats are annual events held for young people who are involved in the Corps Cadets programs. These events are held to encourage corps cadets in the work they are doing, help them meet other corps cadets in the division, and allow leaders a chance to discuss corps cadet materials and lessons.

Junior Soldier Rallies are bi-annual events held in each of the three states in the Western Division. These rallies give Junior Soldiers an opportunity to meet and compete, while showing what they have learned about God, the Bible, and the Salvation Army! The next Junior Soldier Rally will be held in 2015. Check back for more updates!

Salvation Army Character Building Rallies are bi-annual events that provide the opportunity for character building troops from all over the Western Division to come together and have fun while competing in different events and showing what they have learned! The next Character Building Rally will be held March 1, 2014! Troops will be competing in events based on the exciting world of Science. Check back for more information!

The Young Adult Retreat is an annual event designed to bring together young adults from around the division. This retreat is focused on issues that matter to young adults concerning faith, relationship and community. If you are looking for a way to connect with other young adults in the Salvation Army, grow in your faith and have a lot of fun, consider attending the Young Adult Retreat! The next retreat will be held Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21. Check back often for more updates! For more information about this event, please contact Kayla Sebastian at

The Western Division Youth Department goes on the road every December to provide Christmas assemblies to Omaha area elementary schools during which students have the opportunity to sing songs, play games, and receive a special gift from the Salvation Army all while learning more about a Christmas story or tradition! To learn more about this wondeful opportunity for your school, please contact Kim Herivel-Walter at

The Salvation Army Western Division owns and operates a non-profit Christian camp outside of Bellevue, Nebraska. If you are interested in sending your child to a camp during the summer or booking your own event, please click here to be directed to the Gene Eppley Camp website.