Monthly Archives: October 2011

2012 Registration Now Open!

Register now and take advantage of our Early Payment Discount! Pay in full by December 1 and save $125/week. Visit Camp Horizons’ Registration Page!

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Camp Horizons’ First Snow of the Season

We experienced our first snow fall here at Camp Horizons this past weekend! Look at the pictures we captured of our personal winter wonderland:

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End of Summer Newsletter

For a showcase of camp in the summer of 2011 and for information on upcoming events, check out our newsletter!

Camp Horizons’s End of Summer Newsletter

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Treasures at the Bottom of Lake Philippa

Did you ever wonder what exactly is at the bottom of Lake Philippa?

The bottom of the lake is not flat and smooth, but bumpy and hilly

And here’s the drain pipe that we used to drain all the water

With the water mostly drained, we discovered the following items:


1 fishing pole

1 fishing bobber

1 swim mask

1 bead bracelet

1 silly band

1 flip flop


Anything look familiar?





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Meet the Four-Legged Staff : Flyer


Ormac Flyer or Flyer to his friends, was born in 1997 in North Carolina and is a Chestnut Quarter horse who stands at 14.2hh. He first went to camp in 2005 and his favorite food is Fruit Roll Ups (from the campers bag lunches- yum yum). Things he hates: having sunscreen put on his pink nose (it smells funny). Favorite thing to do at camp: hang out with his best friend Eve, having his picture taken (he is very handsome and knows it) trotting around the ring and having campers pat him.

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Lake Philippa Fish Find a New (Temporary) Home!

Lake Philippa is going down the drain so that excavation can be done to make certain parts of the lake deeper. You may be wondering what happens to the fish??? Don’t worry about our fishy friends, we promise they are in good hands! They have been carefully relocated to a much safer environment during the excavation process and will be moved back into the lake once the renovations are done.

A behind-the-scenes look at Lake Philippa as it is being drained.

Our staff collecting fish from the remaining water in Lake Philippa in order to transfer them to a new, safe location.

Our staff member releasing our fish into a temporary new home!

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Fall Reunion 2011

We want to encourage you to join us for our Fall Reunion on October 28th-30th. This fun-filled weekend will include sports, hiking, campfires, crafts, horses, and a Polar Bear Plunge (a quick dip in icy Lake Philippa – if you dare!) For more information, click here!

You can register online here!

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Riding For A Cause

Equestrian Director Anna Buchanan (on right, riding Dolly) and PR Specialist Margie Hisey (riding Elvis) braved the cold weather for 9 mile charity horse ride to benefit Camp Still Meadows, an enrichment center and camp for children and adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Together they raised over $550. This is the 3rd year the Camp Horizons horses have ridden for this cause and we would like to thank everyone for the continued support!

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Meet the Staff: Steve Herrmann

Steve Herrmann, Director of Horizons Hospitality & Executive Chef

Job: Director of Horizons Hospitality & Executive Chef

Years at Horizons: 4.5

Family: Wife- Sue and daughter- Cheyenne

Where were you born? Green Bay, Wisconsin

What is your favorite vacation spot? Kawaii, Hawaii

What do you like to do in your spare time? Cook and hang out with my family

What is your favorite food? I don’t really have a favorite- I like it all!

What is your favorite book or movie? Shogun

Did you go to camp as a child? Only once to Boy Scout camp

What is your favorite camp activity? Wet Willie Waterslide

What is your favorite camp food/meal? Chicken curry for International Night

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What Has Camp Done For YOU?

Andy Barrie started attending a summer camp located in Maine when he was only 7 years old and the connections he made there provided him with career opportunities at age 60. This goes to show how a summer camp experience can have lasting effects and stick with you throughout your whole life. Check out this article for a deeper look into how summer camp influenced the life of Andy Barrie.

Here at Camp Horizons, people have grown up together, created lasting bonds, and even met their soulmate. Some began as campers and made their way to administrative positions within Camp Horizons. These are a few examples of how Camp Horizons has shaped the lives of its campers; what has camp done for YOU?

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