Central Bible Leadership Institute offers a place for Salvation Army people engaged in mission to rest, enjoy fellowship, and experience growth since 1944. CBLI’s purpose is to nurture and prepare Salvation Army people to serve the world through the Army’s mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

Adults, families with children, young adults, and teens enjoy a wide variety of activities led by Salvation Army leaders and guests. There are age specific tracks for Bible study, leadership training, and worship as well as many opportunities for all campers to share in worship, fellowship, recreation and meals.

CBLI is an affordable and a wonderful way to spend vacation time in fellowship with friends and family, studying God's word and becoming spiritually and physically refreshed. The cost of accommodations, meals, child care, and most program material are included in the camper registration fee. Some corps and divisions offer scholarships to help with registration fees. See your corps officer for details.

Spanish Translation will be available for Adult track delegates, and all United Meetings.

If you have any questions, please contact usc.program@usc.salvationarmy.org.


Adults, Young Adults, Sr. High


Jr. High (11-13)


Tent, RV Camping


Jr. CBLI (6-10)


CBLI Kids (0-5)



CBLI is going to be a wonderful week coming alongside each other to build and restore with one another as we dive into the book of Nehimiah. The Salvation Army Outdoors (TSAO) track wanted to share some information with you to better prepare for what TSAO is introducing this year to practice restoration of God’s creation. These are entirely optional though we invite you to join us and try something new!

  • TSAO Virtual Race – During the week of CBLI, see how far you can walk! Join our virtual race to log your steps, raise money for the world missions project, and collect a fun TSAO Green Team Shirt made from recycled materials. Have a friend who isn’t coming to CBLI? They can join too! Click here to sign up: https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Salem/CBLITSAORace

  • Green team pledge – At registration, stop by the TSAO table to get a button and sign a pledge to take actions to care for camp and creation all week! We’ll post a new challenge each day to try to help with.

  • Reusable mugs/bottles – Bring a reusable water bottle or coffee mug with you this week to use at the dining hall or snack shop! If you do not have one, you can pick up one at registration for a donation. Every time you choose to refill instead of using a disposable one time is a win!

  • Workshops – there are several workshops happening during free time at CBLI. We’d love these to be an open discussion so please come with any ideas that you’d like to share too! We hope you can join us in the nature center to learn more together:

Sustainable Switches for Everyday – want to try more environmentally safe products but can’t afford to purchase something that doesn’t work? Let us remove some of the guess work by sharing products that we found are just as good or better than the products that we grew up with.

Starting a garden – have the best of intentions but your ‘green thumb’ has turned moldy? Come see what others are doing to reap a harvest.

How to capture nature – tips and tricks on photographing creation.

Advocacy 101 – want to take a step into the political realm to advocate for environmental justice and creation care? Come learn about some practical ways and organizations that help with where to take that passion or how to raise your voice.

  • Recycling challenge – Calling on ALL tracks! Want to win something great for your last night at camp? All week, collect the recycled materials that you use in your track areas and see just how much we use throughout One week of camp! The track that collects the most throughout the week will win a special surprise for the last night of camp! All the available metal will be taken to the scrap yard and proceeds will go to world missions.

  • Bring $ - There are several things that will be available for purchase throughout the week and in TSAO we have some items that will be used to raise funds for the world missions project.

Wonderland Camp & Conference Center

Camp Lake, WI

July 22 - July 28

Check In

Registration will be under the chapel from 2:00 – 5:00PM on Monday, July 22 -->


More info coming soon!


All family housing will be one price, with no additional charges for specific housing units. All non-Village housing will include bed linens/towels. Housing will be assigned only after fees are paid in full or scholarship award is verified.

While we will try to accommodate special needs and requests, general housing will be assigned to maximize occupancy.
Family housing fills up much earlier than the registration deadline.
When housing is at capacity, you will not be able to select that option.

Making this change to a uniform fee will streamline our processes and enable those registering for CBLI to know the fees due at time of registration.

Special Needs

Parents of children with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for school, please forward a copy of your child's IEP to USC.Youth@usc.salvationarmy.org.


Please note that your registration is not complete until you have paid all fees and completed all necessary forms (Sr. High Track).

Once your registration is complete, your housing will then be assigned. Registration will be under the chapel from 2:00 – 5:00PM on Monday, July 22.

Register Here