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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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What is Lions Camp Horizon?
From The Desk of the President
I think it is safe to say that the summer of 2020 has been strange for all those normally engaged at Lions Camp Horizon, be they campers, camper family members, caregivers, staff, and volunteers. We all miss the excitement and joy that the LCH season provides.
Cancellation of all 2020 sessions left a big void but that does not mean that work does not go on to improve and maintain our 65+ year old campus.
19H LIONS CLUB ON-SITE SERVICE
In late summer, we were blessed with two Lions Club work parties who helped us with grounds and facility maintenance. The first was comprised of Club members from Bellingham Fairhaven, Bellingham Central and Burlington. The second included Lynden and Ferndale Lions. Both groups demonstrated the Lions camaraderie that community service provides. Much was accomplished while respecting COVID precautions.
THEATRE BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS
Financial and volunteer limitations (we had planned for another AmeriCorps Team in 2020) caused us to defer most of the scheduled improvements but we were able to undertake two notable additions in the Theatre building. We installed a kitchenette in the rear of the main room and the necessary wiring to supply two high-capacity heaters for this building (it has lacked a heating system since the Air Force departed). These actions will make the building more attractive and useable year-round by renters. While our mission is to serve our camper community, facility rentals provide funds to support our mission. We have already booked a local church for their weekly services starting in September. If our financial resources allow, further improvements will be made over the coming months.
It will not be long before we begin planning for our 2021 season. No one knows for sure what state the COVID pandemic will be in for the summer of 2021, but we plan to be ready to move forward with an awesome camping season.
In the meantime, stay safe!
President, Camp Horizon Foundation
Trevor E., Camper