Jul 14, 2017

Camp Horizon Celebrates 35 years!

In a couple days, we will kick off Summer Camp 2017! This will be our 35th summer serving Atlanta’s youth in foster care, and we couldn’t have made it this far without friends and supporters like YOU. For camp updates throughout next week, be sure to check out our Facebook page.

Next week, children ages 8-11 who are in foster care, due to having been abused and neglected, will get to take a break from their often chaotic lives, to just be 'regular kids.' In addition to the intentional programming, they will have the quintessential camp experience with traditional activities like horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, archery, biking, kayaking, tennis, swimming and more! For many of our campers, these activities are "firsts" for them. Each camper will be matched with their own camp counselor for the week, to give them undivided attention. Our Summer Camp volunteers donate their time for a full overnight week of camp 24 hours/7 days.

In April, we held our annual “Family Reunion” where our volunteers got to have fun with our campers while having delicious food, telling great stories, looking at previous years’ camp photos and simply reconnecting! Also in April, Camp Horizon was part of the “Smoke and Glory” fundraiser, an exciting head-to-head chef showdown and craft brewery showcase, held at Steinbeck's Ale House in Decatur.

In May, CBS-46 News featured Camp Horizon as their “Charity of the Month.” In June, CBS-46 interviewed us on their half-hour TV program “Atlanta Plugged In.”

From our humble beginnings of only eight campers sleeping in tents in a community parking lot, to our current week-long, year-round round programs at a state-of-the-art camping facility, Camp Horizon has helped hundreds of emotionally wounded children grow into healthier adults. Each child we touch through Camp Horizon gives clearer vision to our course. That new day, that better day, lies before us.

Thank YOU for your support and for making our mission possible!

The Camp Horizon Team

Apr 14, 2017

Camp Horizon's Family Reunion - April 22nd

Camp Horizon's 2017 Family Reunion will be one to remember! Let's all come together (yes, even you that did camp in 2009!) to eat delicious food, tell great stories, have tons of fun with the campers, look at previous years camp photos, and reconnect!

We will be providing lunch, dessert, fun activities, and some special surprises! We would love for you to come and see your Camp Family again!
  • HELP WITH TRANSPORTATION! The most important job is to get our campers to the event, you can help do that! 
      • Serve as a driver or adult passenger from Dekalb, Fulton, or Gwinnett County DFCS offices. 
    • Set-up at 10 am
    • Stay for Clean-up
    • Serve food 
Mar 31, 2017

This Sunday - Chef Showdown! - Decatur

Smoke and Glory
Smoke and Glory

Smoke & Glory Fundraiser is THIS Sunday at Steinbeck's in Decatur, a Camp Horizon benefit.

Come join us! Chefs from 18 local restaurants will compete in a no holds barred Chef Thunderdome! Celebrity judges will be on hand to rate the competitors with the help of the people. DJ Keiran Neely (Music Room) will be on hand spinning old school R&B and Hip-Hop. Festival proceeds benefit the Giving Kitchen and Camp Horizon. Tickets are $65.00 per person, that gets you unlimited craft beer from some of the best breweries in the nation, a logo'ed tasting glass, and ribs from all competitors! Yes, seriously.

Smoke & Glory is an exciting head to head chef showdown and craft brewery showcase! Best of all, 50% of proceeds will benefit CAMP HORIZON! The other 50% will benefit another amazing organization, The Giving Kitchen.

Tickets are $65.00 per person, which gets you unlimited craft beer from some of the best breweries in the nation, a full afternoon of old school hip-hop and soul music from DJ Keiran Neely of the Music Room, a logo'ed tasting glass, and spare ribs from the competitors! 

$65 for Adults

$25 minors ages 13-20

$10 for children ages 6-12

Purchase tickets at www.smokeandglorycookoff.com

 
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