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.
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Spring is here and the tempo is accelerating at Lions Camp Horizon.
March 23, 2022
Our Dining Hall refrigeration replacement project is nearing completion. Camper registrations for our 5 sessions are strong. We are anxiously awaiting the early April arrival of our 2022 AmeriCorps NCCC Team for their 12-week assignment. This 8-person team of young adults will contribute over 3500 hours of labor. They will undertake numerous tasks to get our facility and grounds ready for the season as well as several upgrades at our campus.
We all know that costs for almost everything has increased by double-digit percentages. Food, paint, lumber, and other needed supplies continue to go up in price. This increases our cost to operate Lions Camp Horizon sessions and maintain our facilities. Even our awesome unpaid volunteers need supplies!
YOU can help us cover these costs by donating any amount, and for a limited time, your donation’s impact will be doubled!
Generous Donors have pledged $10,000 in matching funds. As an example, that means your $50 donation would become $100 and so on!
Donate online now or mail your check to Lions Camp Horizon, 7506 Gemini St. Blaine, WA 98230. Mark your donation as “Match Me”.
Remember, your donations enable us to continue to offer quality residential camping experiences to the disabled teen and adult community.
Lions Camp Horizon gives a hearty welcome to our new Camp Director, Tana Reneau!
March 5, 2022
Tana comes to us with a background in teaching and educational administration. She taught for 12 years (K-5th) before getting her Principal credentials. This is where her love for children with disabilities began. After her son was born severely premature, life as a parent of a child with disabilities has forever shaped her heart and grew her passion for cultivating inclusion and belonging for this population. As a result, Tana started a business, The Better Buttermint Company, that employs individuals with disabilities. Motivated to be a strong advocate for students with disabilities, Tana is completing her doctorate in Special Education. Tana has years of camp leadership experience in her former position with Young Life. Tana sees this new adventure with Lions Camp Horizon as the perfect place to put all her knowledge, experience, and passion to greatly benefit our campers.
Tana and her husband, John, are Blaine residents. They are parents to 7 children, two biological sons and five children adopted from foster care. Together, as a family, the Reneaus love to camp, hike, ski & snowboard, and enjoy the local outdoors. Tana is a trapshooter, a golfer, and a quilter when life provides space!
Tana comes to Lions Camp Horizon with a great deal of experience, overshadowed only by her bountiful enthusiasm. She is an awesome addition to our Leadership Team. You can reach Tana at CampDirector@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.
Trevor E., Camper