This May we honored Foster Care Awareness month. Since 1982, we have grown thousands of children within metro Atlanta’s foster care system into healthier adults. Equipped with knowledge and skills they have learned from Camp Horizon, these former campers will impact their communities in a positive way. Not only will they break the cycle of abuse in their own lives, but they will be prepared to help prevent abuse in the lives of those around them. They will take what they have received from Camp Horizon and grow it into a powerful agent for social change.
We thank you today and always fro supporting the youth we love so dearly!
Jan 31, 2020
Foster the Funk 2020 is in TWO WEEKS!
By Cammie Cook - Director
Join us for the funkiest night of the year as we support abused and neglected foster youth! Our fourth annual fundraiser Foster the Funk will take place February 15th at the Fernbank Museum and feature music from Electric Avenue.
For more information, check out the event website here.
Foster the Funk is Camp Horizon's annual fundraiser where we celebrate the successes of Atlanta foster youth. The critical dollars raised through this event are used to fund our year-round programs for Atlanta's youth in foster care. This programming works to restore dignity and hope to children, teens, and young adults who have been abused and neglected - empowering them to make good decisions and lead healthy, productive lives. The unconditional love and support they receive from trusted adults at Camp Horizon helps emotionally wounded children grow into healthy adults. This allows them to break the cycle of abuse in their own lives and prepare them to prevent abuse in the lives of those around them. Camp Horizon is a safe place for them to grow and be loved providing "family" and connections that are often missing in their lives.
Nov 4, 2019
Fall Programming 2019 Updates
By Cammie Cook - Director
It's been an incredible season!
After wrapping Summer Camp 2019, our fall programming kicked off with new campers, excited volunteers, and high hopes for what was to come.
The first event of the season was the Fall Outing at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Our campers and counselors reunited for the first time since Summer Camp and after a million hugs, we set off into the beautiful Nature Center to learn about local animals, plants, and waterways. Many of our campers commented it was their first wilderness experience! We spent the day exploring, singing, and sharing a great lunch.
The next event was LDP Weekend. Camp Horizon's Leadership Development Program (LDP) caters to our teen campers and focuses on healthy group activites, leadership styles, and continuation of relationships. A new addition this year was the camper-to-camper mentoring program, where older LDP campers were paired with a first time camper to introduce the weekend. This way older campers take responsibility, and younger campers have an asset to lean on.
With holiday season approaching, we are looking forward to the Wrapping Party and the Holiday Party. Thank you again for all your love and support. You are an incredibly important part of our mission to restore dignity and hope to youth in foster care!