We wouldn’t be here without the kindness our community has shown us.
However you choose to support us, we’re glad you do.
We accept all sorts of donations:
Time and Skills
Volunteers contributed more than 5000 hours to Lions Camp Horizon on 2019. We’d love to have you as one of our Volunteers. If something below is of interest to you or you have another idea of how you can help, please contact VolunteerCoord@lionscamphorizon.org
We will be starting our 2021 camping season Monday, July 12. In this transition from the COVID to post-COVID things will be a little different but Lions Camp Horizon will once again be a magical place for our campers and those of us lucky enough to help make it happen. If you or a group from your Lions Club want to help us with our meal service, look at the available schedule and sign-up. You must be fully vaccinated to volunteer at Camp this year.
Upcoming volunteer opportunities include:
The Facilities Coordinator is the link between the Board or Director/Executive Committee and the physical operations, maintenance and improvements of our campus. The FC is responsible for the planning and oversight of our facilities and grounds but is not required to undertake the work themselves. They supervise the activities of our Resident Caretaker and provide guidance to others engaged in these tasks. The position is year-round.
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Summer Camp Programs Director
The Summer Camp Programs Advisor (SCPA) is a year-round volunteer position. The SCPA may or may not be an elected board member. The SCPA assists with the planning and oversight of the annual summer camp sessions and works closely with the Vice President (VP). Estimated number of monthly hours vary between pre-camp activities (Jan-June estimated at 10), post-camp activities (Sept- Dec estimated at 6) and during camp sessions (July & Aug estimated at 20.) Additionally, the SCPA will have interaction periodically with the Summer Camp Director (SCD) and Assistant Summer Camp Director (ASCD) and members of the Board of Directors. Ideally, the SCPA would expand his/her scope of training in order to assume other VP tasks in the event of a family or medical emergency.
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Our Annual “Spring Spruce-Up”
We put most of our buildings “to sleep” during the winter months and you know how planter beds and other areas need attention once spring arrives. We have a one-day Spring Cleanup each year to undertake some light handy-man maintenance, gardening, pressure washing and cleanup activities as we prepare for rentals and our summer camping experience. We supply the materials, some tools and lunch. Sign-up online starting in early March or contact us for more information.
Camp Season Meal Service
We invite meal service volunteers in groups of 4-7 from our Lions Clubs. This great team-building activity offers a chance to interact with our campers and experience the magic of Lions Camp Horizon in-person. If you’re not a Lion but have a small group of relatives or colleagues that want to volunteer to serve a meal or more, contact us for details.
Do you have a special skill you could share with our campers? Maybe you teach art, music, or horseback riding or coach sports? We’d love to hear from you!
Facilities Maintenance / Clean-Up / ImprovementsLooking for a team-building opportunity for you and your co-workers? Or maybe a youth service project? Or a meaningful way to give back during retirement when you have some free time. Great! We can always use the help. Drop us a line to talk group size, availability, and tasks.
If you have a green thumb and can make an ongoing commitment, we’d love your help maintaining our planter beds adjacent to most of our buildings. The right volunteer will be able to clean up the beds from time to time, recommend appropriate low-maintenance plants, prune at the right time of year, etc.
Lawn Maintenance – Mowing, Trimming, and Edging
Looking for an excuse to get some fresh air this spring and summer? We can always use help with lawn maintenance.
Interested in being a Board Member, Advisor, Organizer
If you are passionate about helping us further our mission and we’d love to hear from you. Tell us a little about yourself. We’re interested in knowing why you care about Lions Camp Horizon and what sorts of unique skills and perspectives you can bring. Positions open to both interested members of the community who want to contribute their time and talent. Lions Club membership NOT required!
Lions Camp Horizon has several donation programs to fit your situation or objectives. As we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization your donation may be deductible for taxes (consult your tax advisor).
IRS regulations require individuals with qualified retirement accounts to begin taking “Required Minimum Distributions” (RMD) from their account at age 70 ½. By gifting a distribution directly to Lions Camp Horizon, you can lower your taxable income while making a difference for teens and adults with disabilities. For information, please contact your Retirement Account Administrator or Financial Advisor.
You can make a general donation to support our operations and allow us to use those funds where we have the then-current greatest need, be it CAMPERship funding or general operating expenses. We also have an Endowment Fund for those who may want to make a substantial legacy or other gift with the intent that it be used over the long-term to sustain our programs. We also have a Sponsorship Program whereby you or your organization or business could sponsor certain seasonal camp programs such as Adventure Camp Meals or one or more Activities at Camp.
If you have questions about Endowment Fund or Sponsorship Donations or perhaps have a specific Camp item or area where you wish to direct your donation, please contact our Board President at firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a One-Time Donation
Donations may be made with a credit or debit card by clicking here to access our PayPal link. Checks should be made payable to Lions Camp Horizon and mailed to 7506 Gemini Street, Blaine, WA 98230
Make an impact with a monthly donation. You may cancel or change the amount anytime.
Memorial or Honor Donation
Donate in memory of a loved one or someone special, or, to recognize an individual for an achievement or on a special occasion. If you would like an acknowledgement card mailed to the honoree, please provide the name and mailing address of the recipient.
Employer Matching Donation
Many companies will match employee donations and/or volunteer hours to non-profit corporations. If your employer offers such a program, complete their required form and include a copy with your donation.
More Ways to Give
When your birthday or the holiday season is coming up, but you really don’t need any gifts, it’s time to crowdfund! Set a fundraising goal and ask your friends and family to help you reach it.
Consumers favor businesses who give back to their communities. Sponsor a camp session, and we’ll make sure the world knows just how socially responsible you are.
Sponsorships levels range from $250 to $5,000.
Thank you to the many donors whose contributions help make Lions Camp Horizon possible.
Meal & Activity Sponsors
Anderson Paper & Packaging
Bellingham Cold Storage
Community Food Co-Op
D & D Insurance
Dewey Griffin Subaru
Moreno & Young Dental
The Don Hale Team LLC
WECU, Blaine Branch
Bob Wallin Insurance, Inc.
Cascade Dafo, Inc.
Chevron Employee Match
Don & Maria Webster
Ferndale High School Students
Irene Lawson & Rory Connor
Ken & Sandy Ball
Melisa Vander Stelt
Mike & Sharron Sherfick
Network for Good
Orson & Diana Christensen
Patrick & Alison Punteney
PayPal Giving Fund
Sam & Sheila Fishel
Yeagers Sporting Goods
American Legion Post 86
BBB Parks District
Dakota Art Supplies
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Hempler Food Group
Lil’ Scoop Bobcat, Inc.
Nature’s Path Organic
Windemere R.E. Whatcom Cnty
Bellingham Central Lions
Bellingham Fairhaven Lions
Bellingham Harborview Lions
Central Whidbey Lions
Chilliwack Monarch Lions
Chilliwack Mt. Cheam Lions
Ft. Langley Lions
Mount Vernon Lions
New Westminster Lions
North Delta Lions
North Whidbey Lions
Oak Harbor Lions
Orcas Island Lions
Pitt Meadows Lions
S. Whidbey Lions
Surrey Central Lions