In 1974, the Lynden Jaycees identified the need for recreational opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in the Puget Sound area. Camp Horizon was created and the first summer camp was held in Lynden, WA. The Lynden Lions assumed the responsibility for Camp Horizon a couple of years after it was founded. For several years camp sessions took place at various locations. In 1986, Bay Horizon Park (the former site of the Blaine Air Force Station) became the new home of Camp Horizon. Over the years volunteers remodeled the dorms, recreational building, dining hall, theater and conference hall.
The Lions Camp Horizon Foundation was founded by the Lions District 19H Clubs (Lower British Columbia Mainland and NW Washington State) to provide financial support and oversee camp operations. The Foundation was granted 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 1993. Its activities are governed by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from across the District. The Executive Officers are elected by the Board for two-year terms and all members and officers are volunteers. To help defray the cost of maintaining the spacious park and its 65+ year old buildings, the facility is made available for day or overnight rentals to individuals, groups and non-profit agencies.