Camp Horizon changes lives, and it all starts with Summer Camp. We’re small by design, capping enrollment at 40 campers to maintain a personal “family” type atmosphere. We match each child with one volunteer mentor for the week to foster healthy relationships.
Within this 1-to-1 counselor-to-camper framework, trust builds throughout the week. Along the way our campers come out of their shells, responding positively to attention, direction, guidance and affirmation.
Our week long camp is designed to enrich the lives of children in foster care by creating experiences that are meaningful, empowering, and fun. All activities focus on developing a positive self-image, improving interpersonal skills, and increasing feelings of achievement. In addition to the traditional camp activities; arts and crafts, biking, boating, fishing, swimming, and horseback riding, there are self-esteem classes and a variety of evening programs. Campers are loved and encouraged to discover their true potential, to develop meaningful relationships, and to develop a support system that will last for years to come
We offer the quintessential summer camp experience, where our campers can be “regular kids,” combined with self esteem training in a supportive environment. Activities like paddle-boating, fishing, gold mining, kayaking, and swimming allow our campers to explore new activities, learn new skills, and develop self-confidence.
All of this happens at a state of the art facility through our partnership with Camp Twin Lakes, located in Rutledge, GA. Camp Twin Lakes partners with more than 60 camps each summer to serve more than 9,000 children, as well as subsidizing the facilities cost of our summer camp program.
Get involved. Apply to be a summer camp counselor (applications will be available soon) or sign up for a recurring donation to help support summer camp.
Interested in signing up a camper for camp? Contact us!