Coronavirus outbreak - July 2 Update
Dear Campers, Staff and Volunteers:
In May we canceled July camp sessions and hoped to offer limited sessions in August. Those August sessions were predicated on steady, timely progress in reducing the COVID-19 cases in our area, particularly in Whatcom County, where Lions Camp Horizon operates.
Given the recent rise in Codid-19 cases, we have made the decision to suspend all summer camp sessions until 2021. Even with strict protocols in place, we cannot guarantee your safety or the safety of our staff and volunteers. The well-being of each member of our Camp Horizon family is and will continue to be our top priority.
Cheerios and Eeyore are hard at work developing a virtual camp where we can enjoy some of our favorite activities together through a social networking site. If you have a suggestion for an activity or project we can do together, please send to email@example.com. In the meantime, watch Facebook and your emails for details.
Please be safe as we move forward during this pandemic. We miss you and look forward to getting together again in 2021. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Sharron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Lions Camp Horizon?
From The Desk of the President
Still Debating Whether to Attend One of Our Fully Vaccinated 2021
SAVE $100 ON 2021 SESSION FEES!
TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER REGISTER ON-LINE BY MAY 31
• Complete & submit on-line application by May 31 ST
• $50.00 deposit required by May 31 ST
• Limit one discounted session per camper
• Discount is valid only on 2021 sessions
Offer is available only to the first 50 campers who submit on-line applications
and remit deposits by May 31.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
If sessions are cancelled or the application is not accepted due to the medical needs and/or personal care needed by the applicant, deposits will be refunded.
2021 Camp Season Wrap-Up
August 1, 2021
Friday, July 30 was the final day of our shortened 2021 season. We successfully operated 3 sessions, each with a capacity of 30 campers. It was great to have some of our campers back at LCH this year and to see the joy and enthusiasm they displayed at once again having their summer vacation at Lions Camp Horizon. Their reaction was mirrored by our staff and volunteers.
To our campers, it was great to see you and we thank you for coming back to our camp fully vaccinated and ready to have fun, re-engage in special and in some cases new experiences. It was also fun to just hang out with your friends. You are the reason that Lions Camp Horizon exists as well as our motivation to continue to offer and improve our programs.
For our campers’ families and/or caregivers, thank you for having the confidence in LCH to have your camper participate in this somewhat uncertain, COVID impacted year. We believed that we could provide a COVID-safe environment while still undertaking most of our usual camp activities. It was a learning experience, but many of the COVID protocols were not necessarily apparent to our campers and those that were did not seem to adversely impact their camp experience.
To our staff, you rocked this year! Your support and care of the campers was outstanding. You embraced the COVID protocols and worked to make them “the norm” while not making them disruptive to all those fun camp activities.
For all our volunteers, you are the backbone of our operation. Some of you have helped us for many years. Your commitment to serving our clients and staff and your willingness to go through the COVID protocols was critical to our successful season.
Lastly to our donors. You may not have the ability, time or inclination to be a volunteer but know that your contributions are key to our ability to operate our program and to provide Camperships to those campers who need financial assistance if they are to attend.
Once again thank you all. Stay safe and we look forward to a normal 2022 season at Lions Camp Horizon.
aka “Da Man”
aka “Mother Goose”
Former Lions Camp Horizon Staff – Where Are They Now?
Hi! My name is Eeyore and I’m living in Seattle while completing my degree in Social Work at the University of Washington.
Hi! My name is Nilla. I’m living in Seattle and working at the University of Washington in the Sciences Department.
Hi! My name is Gumby and I’m living in Massachusetts and earning a degree in Nursing.
Hi! My name is Meadow. I live in Whatcom County with my dog, Mali, and work as a Program Coordinator at a supported living home. I’m also attending school to complete my degrees in Special Education and Elementary Education.
Hi! My name is Gurdy. I’m living in Whatcom County and working as a Nurse
Hello! My name is Pokey. I worked at Lions Camp Horizon for 10 wonderful years. After working in the caregiving field for over 10 years, I made a career change and now work at Barb’s Pies and Pastries in Ferndale.
Hi! My name is FlipFlop and I work at a nonprofit grant writing firm in Washington DC. I graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in International Studies and Spanish, and afterwards lived in Spain for 2 years
Hello, My name is Coconut and I am currently attending Central Washington University pursuing a degree in Public Relations, with dual minors in Advertising and Digital Marketing. After graduating, I plan on moving to the Seattle area and work in Social Media Marketing.
Come back and check our webpage for further staff updates in the next few weeks.
Trevor E., Camper