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Testimonials

Since Horizon began producing yearly summer camps we have impacted a lot of people with and without physical disabilities.  The experiences our participants are often unmatched and the best week of the year for many. Here are what some our campers and volunteers have to say...

Anna Lopez

You know that awkward moment when people do not know how to interact with someone with a disability? That disappears at Horizon Camp. People see themselves as what they have in common, not their differences.

Chris Gieck , Volunteer

You learn that when a group of people come together for a common cause, race, sex, religion… none of these matter. The heart takes over and complete strangers can make amazing things happen.

Dan Persak, Volunteer
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Horizon means more to me that I can put into words. Camp is a magical place because of the amazing people and experiences we share. Sharing camp with my daughter is a true highlight for me. I’m so proud that we celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2016!

Kathy Kingston, Volunteer

I've learned that people will take the time to talk to me. People find my life interesting. Horizon is my week vacation. I get to do things I cannot do at home. I love nature and with the support from Horizon I am able to fish.

Chris Viau, Camper
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Horizon Camp is a place where, once a year, people with disabilities can go and relax and have fun! For six days, your disability fades and you’re judged not by your physical limitations, but for who you are as a person. And believe me, that’s a refreshing change from everyday life! Camp is a magical place where lifelong friends are formed, spirits are restored, and fun is the number one objective! So, if you want to meet the most amazing group of people ever and become a little more amazing yourself, Horizon Camp is the place to be!

Mona Nyman, Camper

I learned a lot about myself while coming to camp; one of the most important lessons I have learned is acceptance! I've learned to accept myself for who I am and not what others me to be. Also through self acceptance, I've learned to accept and embrace others.

Nataly Aquilera, Camper
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Having a physical disability has never meant that achievements can’t be grabbed. Camp: Means dreams are developed; and possibilities are endless!

Shawnna Lynn Mitchell, Camper

What I have learned about myself by coming to camp is that I should no longer feel judged by my disability. Horizon Camp, for me, means that I am free to be who I am and not be afraid of people judging me.

Elesia Caldwell, Camper
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I am not alone. Other adults have the same challenges and for a week we can be a community and have a respite from daily struggles.

John Munro, Camper

Horizon allows me to continue going to place I've treasured for over half my life. It gives us a week of fun memories each summer as well as a "camp family" for support and fun times throughout the year.

Dawn Burns, Volunteer
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See an article featuring one of our long time volunteers Mark Schreiner on his camp experience.

Association of Horizon is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Association of Horizon Tax ID Number is 36-3814090.