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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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.
From The Desk of the President
November 18, 2020
Summer days usually find Camp Horizon bustling with activity and the sounds of laughter echoing throughout our campus. How sad it was to see our picnic tables empty, our bowling alley in darkness and no delectable whiffs of fresh apple cobbler drifting from our kitchen.
The past nine months have been challenging for all, but we have remained busy making improvements to our buildings and exploring options to enhance sanitizing and disinfecting to ensure the safest and healthiest environment possible for 2021 camp sessions. We are researching ways to better serve our campers and their families through new recreational, educational, and social activities both on-site and with virtual experiences.
All these activities require resources and due to the COVID pandemic we were unable to hold major fundraising events including our spring golf tournament and fall rummage sale. The impact of the pandemic included a major decline in our off-season, facility rental income. We rely heavily on such activities to cover our up-keep and find ourselves stretched as we head into winter.
We recognize there are many non-profits seeking your support and acknowledge it is impossible to honor each one. With that said, we respectfully request you consider a donation to Camp Horizon. No amount is too small, and each dollar is spent wisely. We have no high paid Executives and 90% of our income goes into programs and activities for your campers. Donations can be made online or by check payable to the Camp Horizon Foundation, 7506 Gemini Street, Blaine, WA 98230.
In closing, our thoughts turn gratefully to everyone who has made our success possible. We appreciate working with you and send best wishes for this holiday season and the year to come.
President, Lions Camp Horizon
Trevor E., Camper