What is Lions Camp Horizon?
From The Desk of the President
November 4, 2022
As we approach Thanksgiving, the Board of Directors of Lions Camp Horizon recognizes we have good reasons to be thankful. In this, our 48th year, the waning of the COVID pandemic and its restrictions allowed us to operate four 2022 residential camping sessions in an almost normal, pre-pandemic fashion. We also recently undertook our first ever off-season weekend camp session which was a great success.
We are thankful for our amazing campers who bring smiles to our faces, our young, energetic and caring seasonal staff, our supporters who donate cash or in-kind supplies and services, and our volunteers who contribute their precious time to manage our non-profit, undertake needed facility maintenance and assist with the operation of each camp session.
In 2022 there were a couple of other events for which we are thankful. In the spring, Tana, our new Camp Director, joined our team bringing a heaping serving of enthusiasm and experience to this key role. This summer we hosted Kiwanis Camp Casey at our campus. Camp Casey provides a summer residential camp experience to disabled children from 6-17 and was previously operating from Whidbey Island. Their camp session at Camp Horizon was a success, so much so that they want to continue operating from our campus . Other than their younger age group, our mission is similar to Camp Casey’s. We anticipate significant synergy benefits to both Camps in future years.
Lastly, while not visible like the items documented above, in 2022 we completed the negotiation and execution of a new 25-year lease with Whatcom County. A building block for our future!
Thanksgiving has become the start of the “Giving Season”. This is when non-profits receive a significant portion of their annual donations. COVID had a significant negative financial impact on Lions Camp Horizon. We ask that you consider a donation to the Camp Horizon Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, via the link on our website or by sending a check to Lions Camp Horizon, 7506 Gemini St., Blaine, WA 98230.
We greatly appreciate your support,
Volunteer for a single meal or stay for all three meals
Individual Lions or groups of Lions are welcome
Meals and beverages provided for Servers
Overnight accommodations available if traveling from afar*
Dates available include Mondays through Fridays from
July 11th through August 19st
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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.
Trevor E., Camper