Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs

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Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs
Send Kids in Foster Care to Camp Horizon Programs

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

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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 
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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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Foster the Funk - February 11th
Foster the Funk - February 11th

Our Holiday Party last month was a huge success! With over 50 campers in attendance, the holiday cheer was overwhelming! Campers, volunteers, and guests enjoyed holiday crafts, face painting, games, sweet treats, a delicious meal, and a visit from Santa! A video with photos from the party are posted on our Facebook page.

We are now busy planning a fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, February 11th. Please mark your calendars now for the upcoming “Foster the Funk” event. We want to take you to Funky Town! Come join us for a night filled with rad '80s music, good food, a cash bar, silent auction, and raffle…all to support Atlanta’s foster youth! To purchase tickets, please go to Foster the Funk Tickets

On behalf of our campers, thank you for your continued support!

The Camp Horizon Team

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Dear Friends of Camp Horizon:

This past weekend, we dusted off our bikes, inflated our tires, and rode in the 11th Annual Spin for Kids! Camp Twin Lakes hosts this bike race every year, and Camp Horizon was able to raise just over $8,000, which goes directly to help cover the camp facility fees at Camp Twin Lakes for our year-round mentoring programs. We appreciate all of our cyclists, and those who supported them with pledges, and give a special thanks to our dedicated long-time volunteer John Ramsaur who was our Team Captain. Click here to view our Camp Horizon Team Page.

We are busy preparing for our next Leadership Development Program (LDP) weekend retreat. We are looking for counselors to spend the weekend with our amazing teen campers. Please consider joining us for a weekend of fun, November 11-13, 2016, at Camp Twin Lakes Will-A-Way in Winder, Ga. We will be heading out to camp early evening on Friday and returning home Sunday afternoon. To volunteer, please click here for the application and submit it by October 21st!

On behalf of our campers, thank you for your continued support! 

Camp Horizon, Inc.
5825 Glenridge Dr.
Bldg. 3 Suite 101
Atlanta, GA 30328
Camp Horizon is a registered 501c3 public charity organization offering year-round programs to Metro Atlanta's youth in foster care. We work 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.
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