What is Lions Camp Horizon?
no longer accepting camper applications.
For Our Next 50 Years
For almost 50 years, Camp Horizon has operated with mostly volunteer management and maintenance personnel. The size and complexity of our operations as well as regulatory compliance now exceeds the time available of our available volunteers. We need to recruit a small paid staff to handle fundraising, day-to-day management, maintenance and administration tasks so that our Foundation volunteer leadership can focus on strategy and our future.
Our goal is to raise at least $100,000 as “seed” money to fund the recruitment of a professional fundraiser (which we have never had before). This will in turn provide money for a small group of paid staff as indicated above.
Your generous donation of $50, $100 or any amount will be matched by our sponsoring contributors up to $50,000. Surplus funds, if any, will be used for facility improvements.
The Lions Camp Horizon Foundation would like to recognize and express its deep appreciation to organizations which helped make our 2023 season successful for the 204 teens and adults with disabilities who attended. Some of the organizations listed provided funding, others in-kind materials/services and lastly the very meaningful contribution of their organization’s staff/members who gave of their time.
- Windermere Real Estate, Whatcom County
Community Service Day with over 90 hardworking participants helping to prepare Camp Horizon for our 2023 season
- Mt Baker Lanes, Ferndale
Onsite maintenance/repair support for our ever popular, classic two-lane bowling center
- The C Shop, Birch Bay
Supplying each camp session with last night party treats
- Whatcom Transit Authority
Provision of bus transportation for our two Adventure Camp sessions
- Station 49, Birch Bay
Fun-filled Go-Karting and Miniature Golf for our two Adventure Camps
- Kiwanis Camp Casey/North Central Seattle Kiwanis Club
Facility improvement funding and volunteers for our first joint Lions-Kiwanis Spring Spruce-Up
- The Lions Clubs of District 19-O
Funding, volunteers for the spring spruce-up, camp session meal service and offsite excursions
- Vision Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Lynden
Two new hot water tanks
- Signs By Tomorrow, Bellingham
Supply of Camp T-Shirts
- Pacific Customs Brokers, Blaine
Donation of Campership Funds to enable campers to attend Lions Camp Horizon
From The Desk of the President
Thank you for your service!
September 1, 2023,
The Lions Camp Horizon Foundation would like to express its appreciation to our amazing 2023 Food Service Volunteers. This year’s 5 camp sessions provided fun and enrichment to 204 teens and adults with disabilities.
During the season, our kitchen staff and volunteers served up over 3900 meal trays for our campers, staff and volunteers this season.
Having Food Service Volunteers provides face-to-face Camp experience to our Lions, their friends, family members and camp supporters while also reducing the labor costs to our small non-profit organization.
A special shout-out goes to the Everson Lions Club, which has provided food and volunteers for each camp session’s opening night for all of our 49 years.
We hope to see you on our food service line again in 2024, Camp Horizon’s 50th Anniversary year.
If you would like to make a one-time or recurring donation to support Lions Camp Horizon’s programs, please visit our donate page at Donate – Lions Camp Horizon.
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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Lions Camp Horizon is in the NEWS!
Thank you, Whatcom Talk for sharing the Lions Camp Horizon story!
We all need our special places — where we go to feel safe and have fun, where we can be ourselves without a care in the world, and where people embrace us for who we are and wouldn’t want us any other way. Lions Camp Horizon has been that place for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities since 1974. Each summer, the former Blaine Air Force Station comes alive with campers eager to see old friends, make new ones, and, most importantly, have fun.
Trevor E., Camper