SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM
Our summer camp program (Horizon Camp) is a week-long camp where adults with physical disabilities team up one-on-one with able-bodied volunteers for a week of recreation, learning, and fun. Located at Timber Pointe Outdoor Center in Hudson, Illinois - the site is just 12 miles outside Bloomington/Normal. The camp rests on 170 rolling acres of land on beautiful Lake Bloomington.
The site is fully accessible including air-conditioned cabins, a heated pool with ramp access, accessible shower facilities and a 2 story lodge over looking the lake. Participants will take part in multiple adapted sports including archery, canoeing, paintball, and horseback riding in a safe yet beautiful setting.
Horizon camp creates and fosters a positive, inclusive, and empowering environment to all. The best part is camp is offered free of charge to all participants. Generous donors and fundraising make this happen. Last year we hosted 105 campers and 150 volunteers, including an 8 person support team.
- 2018 Camp applications will be available in January. Applications can be completed online only. Please read the entire instructions before completing your application.
- After you fill out your online application you will need to download and mail your waiver and physical form.
- Day activities include our "pamper-yourself" spa day, arts & crafts, swimming, pontoon boat rides, a variety of sporting events, talent shows and comedy acts.
- Evening activities have included: nightly cookouts, casino night, karaoke, campfires, and our friday night dance.
- In previous years we hosted workshops in adaptive yoga, living wills, assistive technology and independent living. We work every year to bring an educational workshop to our camp population.
- The camp is provided free of charge for all volunteers and participants.
- Transportation: Participants and volunteers are expected to provide for their own transportation to and from camp. Limited transportation is available at a cost, for more information please contact George Czerwoinka.
- A 2-person medical team is on-site all week.
- Unfortunately we do not provide advanced nursing care or mental care.
- Hospital beds are available upon request, although limited for most at need.
- Packing for camp can be a difficult task. For a list of suggestions, click here.
- Need directions? Visit this map to find the camp site.
- Would you like to join the camp committee, contact them and let them know you are interested in helping.
- Interested in being a camp sponsor? Click Sponsorship for more details.
Who Can Volunteer?
Anyone 16 years of age, or older, who can donate a week of their time & energy is welcomed. No previous experience is necessary -- just a willingness to help. Training sessions are provided to ensure the safety of everyone involved. For more information visit volunteering.
Who Can Attend? Anyone 18 years of age, or older, with a physical disability can attend the Horizon Summer Camp program. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. Acceptance is contingent on our Camper Criteria, a completed physical, availability of volunteers, funds, etc.
Association of Horizon is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Association of Horizon Tax ID number is: 36-3814090.