Camp

If you are challenged by a disability and are searching for a get-away where you can experience new activities or just relax around the campfire watching a beautiful sunset, we are the place for you.  You’ll be surrounded by staff and volunteers who will see to your every need.  You’ll dine on nutritious home cooked meals featuring gluten free products and fresh fruits and vegetables.  While we pamper and attend to your every need, your caregiver’s will have an opportunity to relax and re-charge.  Afterall, everyone deserves a vacation.

We’re a little different than most camps in that once you become a camper, you stay a camper.  Our minimum age requirement is 12 years and we have no upper limits. We believe wholeheartedly in inclusion and the importance of a community connecting people of all abilities and cultures.  We see disability as a culture and camp as a way to celebrate it.

We offered two different programs: Base Camp and Adventure Camp with all sessions spanning 5 days/4nights.  We aim to be as accommodating as possible and offer guidelines on eligibility below.  Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions

Base Camp 1:  7/18/22 – 7/22/22
Base Camp 2:  8/1/2022 – 8/5/2022
Base Camp 3:  8/8/2022 – 8/12/2022

Adventure Camp 1:  7/11/2022 – 7/15/2022
Adventure Camp 2:   8/15/2022 – 8/19/2022

Registration for our 2022 Camp Sessions is Now OPEN!

Lions Camp Horizon has Canceled All Previously Scheduled 2020 Sessions

For Registration information and inquiries, please contact Ernie, our Assistant Camp Director at ACD@lionscamphorizon.org or call her toll free at 844-942-2674 (844-94CAMPH).

Base Camp

Our Most Popular Camp

All Camp Sessions Start on Monday Morning and end on Friday Morning

Base Camp Sessions

  • Ages 12 and older
  • Staff to camper ratios from 1:1 to 1:4
  • Four sessions offered
  • Registered Nurses on duty
  • Nutritious meals & snacks

Activities Include

  • Arts & crafts, music & dance, theatre
  • Talent show
  • Camp fire entertainment provided by local musicians, story tellers, magicians
  • Team sports, on-site bowling, disk golf, billiards, horseshoes & more

Adventure Camp

For the Thrill Seekers

All Camp Sessions Start on Monday Morning and end on Friday Morning

Adventure Camp Sessions

  • Ages 12 and older
  • Staff to camper ratios of 1:4 or 1:5
  • Two sessions offered
  • Registered Nurses on duty
  • Nutritious meals and snacks

Activities Include

  • Arts & crafts, music & dance, theatre
  • Talent show
  • Camp fire entertainment provided by local musicians, story tellers, magicians
  • Team sports, on-site bowling, disk golf
    billiards, horseshoes & more
  • Additional activities include field trips*, swimming*, archery, tethered hot air balloon rides & horseback riding

Prerequisites for participation in Adventure Camp sessions apply. Please refer to our “Eligibility Requirements” section for details.

*Field trips and swimming are not being scheduled at this time due to COVID-19. If the number of active COVID cases declines significantly and the threat of exposure is greatly reduced, we will reconsider off-site activities when we get closer to the scheduled camp sessions.

Katie P., Camper
“It's the only place I feel like I can be myself. Being autistic, I feel like nobody will judge me here. I like meeting other people with special needs and getting away from my parents."
Chippy, Staff
“I worked as a camp nurse at Lions Camp Horizon during the summer of 2017. I am still amazed by the magic of that summer camp! The campers were the most rewarding group of people I’ve gotten to work with as a nurse. They’re full of excitement for the camp events and are so happy to be at camp, getting a change from everyday life and seeing their friends. The counselors impressed me with their positive attitudes, interactions, and hard working nature. Camp Horizon, the campers and staff will always have a place in my heart.”

Camper Fees

The total cost per session is $700 (in US funds) including a non-refundable deposit of $50.

Due to increases in program expenses (such as food, wages, utilities and liability insurance) we will increase session fees this year. Additional expenses for PPE equipment such as gloves, masks and Rapid Antigen Test kits make it necessary to increase the session fee from $700.00 to $800.00 effective January 2022. Our last fee increase was in 2016.

A $50.00 deposit per session is required with your application to reserve a space for your camper. Deposits are applied towards the $800.00 fee. If Camp Horizon cancels sessions during 2022, you will be fully refunded for any monies paid. If we do not cancel camp sessions and your camper withdraws, refunds will be made in accordance with the established policies outlined in the “Camp” drop-down titled “Cancellation Policy.”

Need Help Paying for Camp? If you live in Washington State, contact your case manager from the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to ask if you qualify for respite support hours and if they can be used to help pay for camp. If that’s not an option for you, contact your local Lions Club to ask if they might be able to provide you with financial assistance. If you still need help, contact us to learn more about our campership program.

Camper Eligibility Policy
Cancellation Policy
Covid Manual (please read before applying)

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’ve never been to a camp before?

We suggest you schedule an appointment for a tour of our campus. It will give you an opportunity to tour the dorms, dining hall and recreation buildings and, get all your questions answered by one of our Program Staff.

What if I can’t afford to pay for Camp? Will DSHS cover the cost of camp?

We offer financial assistance called “CAMPerships” and have no-cost payment plans available. We are an approved DSHS/DDA Respite Care Provider and will work directly with your Case Resource Manager to address billing.

Can I come to camp if I have special dietary requirements?

In most instances we should be able to accommodate you. Please contact us before applying so we may discuss your camper’s individual needs.

Do I need a Physical Exam before I can attend camp?

Yes. We require a health exam be completed within 6 months of your scheduled session. If you recently completed a physical exam, please contact us before scheduling an appointment. Click here to download our Camper Health Exam form.