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 campdirector@lionscamphorizon.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 vpcamp@lionscamphorizon.org.

Creating a lifetime
of summer camp adventures

What We Do and Why We Do It

2021 Registration Is Now Open!

Ways to Support Camp

What is Lions Camp Horizon?

2021 Camp Registration Is Now Open

2021 Session Schedules

Base Camp Sessions  
“Around the World in 30 Days”

Session One: July 26, 2021 through July 30, 2021 
Session Two: August 2, 2021 through August 6, 2021 
Session Three: August 9, 2021 through August 13, 2021

Adventure Camp Sessions*

Session One: July 12, 2021 through July 16, 2021 
Session Two: July 19, 2021 through July 23, 2021

Check-in/Check-out Information:
Monday Check-in for Base Camp sessions and Adventure Camp Sessions: 9AM -11:45AM  Friday Check-out for Base Camp and Adventure Camp sessions: 10:30AM – Noon

Fees 
$700.00 (US funds) per session. A $50.00 deposit must be included with the application. We are an approved DSHS/DDA Respite Care Provider and will bill DSHS directly for eligible clients. Deposits are waived for DSHS clients. For further information, please email vpcamp@lionscamphorizon.org

Financial Assistance:  
A limited number of CAMPerships are available. For an information packet which includes an application, please email us at vpcamp@lionscamphorizon.org

Confirmation Packets: 
You will receive an email confirming we received your application. Once your application for admission has been approved, a letter containing session information and additional forms will be sent. Please allow two weeks for processing the application and forwarding of documents.

Questions regarding session availability or registering for camp? 
Please email ACD@lionscamphorizon.org or leave a message at 844-942-2674 (for registration and session questions  only.)

For all other inquiries please call 360-371-0531 and leave a message. (Please note there is a delay in replying to messages left on the office answering machine. Emails are the quickest way to communicate with us.)

*Prerequisites apply for Adventure Camp participation. Visit “Camper Info” for eligibility requirements or email  ACD@lionscamphorizon.org

AmeriCorps is Coming Back to Lions Camp Horizon!

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Lions Camp Horizon Needs YOUR Help!

In 2019, Lions Camp Horizon (LCH) applied for our first AmeriCorps Team of volunteers (young adults, 18-24).  We were lucky to get a great team who undertook a lot of deferred maintenance and made improvements to our campus such as replacing heaved and broken concrete sidewalks, re-building wooden handrails around the campus, replacing hundreds of rotten stiles in the rear emergency exit stairs on all the Dorms, etc.

If you are not familiar with the energy an AmeriCorps Team can bring to a site, we invite you to view a video our 2019 Team produced during their stay with us: https://youtu.be/ufP_7Vd8QAg

Our 2021 application for an AmeriCorps Team has been approved.  The Team of 10 young adults should be arriving for an 8-week stay May 7!  This is an exciting chance for LCH to make further safety and operational improvements to our campus which will benefit our campers, staff, volunteers and rental clients!  The Team will be donating 3000 hours of labor over the 8-week period.  AmeriCorps pays each Team Member a stipend and bonus at the end of their volunteer year as well as supplying their transportation, medical support and grocery money.  The out-of-pocket cost to LCH is the supply of all tools, safety equipment and supplies (wood, paint, etc.) that the Team will require to complete the work.

Lions Camp Horizon is asking our supporters to consider a donation to help provide these supplies (estimate $15,000).  This is a wonderful opportunity for LCH to get so much work done at a minimal cost.  In addition to the various projects we have for the Team, they will be invaluable in helping us to get ready for our planned 2021 camping season after our extended shutdown.

Please donate now!  Any amount will help!  The easiest way is for you to donate (and for us to manage) is to follow this link Donate – Lions Camp Horizon  and make your donation via debit or credit card.  Alternatively, send a check to Lions Camp Horizon, 7506 Gemini St., Blaine, WA 98230.

The Lions Camp Horizon Team and our teen and adult disabled campers thank you for your continued support.

From The Desk of the President

Updated March 5, 2021

2021 Summer Camp Programs

Although we plan to host summer camp, on-site weekly sessions are contingent on the path COVID-19 takes and directives from federal, state and local agencies. State rules currently prohibits residential summer camps from operating.

With CDC, our state/local agencies and policy makers continually revising guidelines as COVID science evolves, we are constantly challenged to tweak our plans to maintain compliance.   This complicate every aspect of our program planning including fundraising, hiring staff and developing appropriate COVID-safe social, recreational and educational activities.

We will accept applications starting on March 15. The health and safety of our campers, staff and volunteers is our top priority. The likelihood of moving to virtual camp sessions remains high as our geographic area remains in Phase II and we must move to Phase III prior to the start of sessions.

Over the next few weeks, we will provide updates on COVID-19 guidelines from the federal, state and local authorities that impact Camp Horizon. Additionally, we will keep you abreast of our safety protocols, daily activity schedules, changes to food service and dorm routines.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us by email to  vpcamp@lionscamphorizon.org

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.

Upcoming Events

Lions Camp Horizon

Annual Spring Cleanup

April 25, 2020

Cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.

Lions Camp Horizon &
Harborview Lions Club

Annual Golf Tournament

May 21, 2020 at 1:30pm
North Bellingham Golf Course

Postponed due to the COVID-19 situation.

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