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.
Looking Back & Looking Forward
November 1, 2021
The leaves are falling and there is a feel of the approaching winter in the air. When I reflect on 2021, there have been several conflicting “messages” that we all have received during the year. Cycles of rising and falling COVID cases, vaccines that have been highly effective, developed and distributed with incredible speed, and perhaps most of all, general uncertainty about the future.
Despite the uncertainty, I am extremely proud of our small non-profit for persevering, developing and executing a 2021 camping season with COVID protocols that would allow us to safely offer 3 camping sessions to our special needs campers. From our side, this took incredible effort by our year-round and seasonal volunteers, our staff and donors. From our campers and their families, it verified our premise that despite underlying COVID concerns, there existed a confidence in Lions Camp Horizon’s history of providing a safe, welcoming environment. It also demonstrated the ongoing need for our programs to enrich the lives of our campers and provide respite breaks for their families. In a year where most camps remained closed, we successfully delivered a safe camping experience for all involved!
Looking forward, we are moving ahead with plans to operate residential camping sessions in 2022. Recognizing there may still be some level of COVID activity and restrictions, we are currently planning to operate 5 camping sessions in July and August. We anticipate accommodating up to 45 campers in each of those sessions. Further details on camper registration will be released in January. Aside from COVID uncertainties, we all know that prices for almost every commodity are increasing and how difficult it can be to recruit staff. We expect these cost pressures will force us to raise our camp session fees. The fee structure will also be announced in January.
In 2022, we will, more than ever, be depending on our supporters be they volunteers and/or donors for their support. If you are interested in being a Lions Camp Horizon volunteer, select that tab above and read about opportunities or contact email@example.com If you can provide some financial support to our 501 (c) 3 non-profit, please go to the “Donate” tab above.
Looking forward with optimism for the 2022 LCH camping season!
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