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.
Important Changes to our 2021 Camping Program
Due to low registration numbers, Lions Camp Horizon has made the difficult decision to cancel two of our five planned 2021 sessions. Those sessions were both scheduled for August and designated Base Camp 2 & 3 (August 2-6 & 9-13 respectively). Campers already registered in those sessions are being contacted directly in an effort to accommodate them in our remaining three sessions.
We apologize for the disruption this program change creates but as a small non-profit we cannot afford to operate a program for the small numbers of campers those sessions were attracting.
We remain committed to operating safe, fully vaccinated camping sessions in 2021 and are eager to welcome our campers in these sessions.
Lions Camp Horizon Will Require COVID-19 Vaccination of all Campers, Staff and Onsite Volunteers for our 2021 Season!
First and foremost, our number one priority is the health and safety of the campers, staff and volunteers who comprise our Lions Camp Horizon family.
After careful review of the guidelines and options recently issued by the Washington State Department of Health (WSDH) for overnight camps, we will require all staff, campers and volunteers to be fully vaccinated prior to their first day at Camp. WSDH and the CDC do not consider people fully vaccinated until at least 2 weeks after they receive the second dose in a 2-dose series, or at least 2 weeks after they receive a single shot vaccine. Verification of vaccination will be required.
We are developing other COVID-19 appropriate protocols now for all aspect of camp operations including check-in procedures, daily health screenings, food service, recreation activities and dormitories. Once completed, details will be made available.
If you or a loved one of yours wants to be at Lions Camp Horizon this summer, we believe these actions will provide a safe and fun environment for all.
We thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
Looking forward to a great camping season in 2021!
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
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
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A limited number of CAMPerships are available. For an information packet which includes an application, please email us at email@example.com
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!
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.
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