Monthly Archives: July 2012

New Boathouse and Paddleboats!

We finished up our boathouse for Lake Philippa at the beginning of the season and our campers have been able to use it all summer! We also just got some new paddleboats as of last week! Check out some pictures of the new additions to camp:

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What Camp Means to Session 2 Campers

At the end of the 2nd session, we asked our campers to write down what camp means to them. A complete list of what they wrote can be found below! We miss you already, Session 2 campers!!

  • A break from where people are rude and judgemental and everyone is family.
  • An escape.
  • Somewhere where we can meet very good friends; somewhere magic.
  • Camp is home, my best friends and pure happiness.
  • Adding new people to my family.
  • Camp means everything to me.
  • A break from where people are rude and judgemental and everyone is family.
  • You form a family at CH, with counsellors, cabin mates and friends.
  • Camp is too special to me because of all the people.
  • I made a home away from home.
  • Just there is something about here that makes it feel like home.
  • This is my first week ever and I want to stay forever.
  • It is my home when I am not at home.
  • I’ve been here for 3 years and it is a place that I go every summer to have the best 1 or 2 weeks of my summer. It is FUN!
  • To me camp means a place where you can be yourself but still step out of your comfort zone.
  • Where my real friends are.
  • Where you are accepted for whatever you do or who you are.
  • Camp Horizons means all the funny and great things to me.
  • Camp is a very special place that is a lot of fun, the campers are brothers and sisters and the counsellors are like the parents.
  • Camp makes me smile.
  • Where I can be me.
  • Camp is a very special place. You can build an archery target or a swimming pool but this has a very positive energy where they want you to be yourself and have fun.
  • Camp means home, fun and best friends.
  • FUN
  • That no matter who you are, you have the right to be you.
  • Home away from home.
  • Awesome, cool, some place I can call home.
  • A place I can make new friends and where I can see old friends and have fun.
  • Camp is a totally different place from where I live and it’s very enjoyable.
  • Everything in the world.
  • Camp means a lot to me, without it I wouldn’t have met by best friends.
  • Having FUN!
  • Camp means making new friends.
  • An awesome fun place where you can make a bunch of friends.
  • Somewhere where I can ride horses and other cool stuff.
  • Camp means to me meeting new friends and having fun.
  • I have a place where I can be myself and a place where I can do lots of activities and a place where I can come back and meet new friends.
  • A place where being me means I am important.
  • Community.
  • Camp Horizons is the awesomest thing ever!
  • Camp is special to me because I make a lot of BFFs.
  • Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
  • Home.
  • Never ending fun!
  • The sense of community.
  • Happiness, friends, acceptance.
  • Getting to try new activities and making new friends.
  • New friends.
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What Camp Means to Session 1 Campers

During the closing campfire, our Session 1 campers wrote down what camp means to them. The slideshow displays only some of the wonderful responses received, and a complete list can be seen below. We’ll miss you Session 1 campers, can’t wait to see you all at Camp Horizons next year!

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  • Camp is a place to be yourself and express who you are
  • Community
  • Home away from home
  • Fun, Home, Adventures
  • F.U.N
  • Incredible
  • Paradise
  • Home and acceptance
  • An escape from reality
  • Camp means making new friends
  • Doing the things you can’t do at home
  • Lots of fun and laughs
  • Making new friends and trying new things
  • Challenging yourself
  • Unique and special friends
  • A place where you can truly be yourself
  • A second home, a place where you can have fun and not worry about everyday distractions
  • My second home, even though I have only been here for two years
  • Where I’m free
  • New friends
  • Camp is where I can be myself without being judged for my hobbies
  • Le Monde (the world)
  • Everything
  • A fun place to get away from stress
  • My favorite place to be
  • Nice counselors, friends, s’mores, golf carts
  • A special place where everyone is welcome and treated no different to others
  • Excellent
  • Camp is a good way to have fun, make pals, make memories and escape electronics
  • Somewhere everyone can be themselves, respect is both given and received, fun is had by all and somewhere people will end up calling home shared with people considered family.
  • A place where I can be myself
  • Camp is where new friendships can be made and where fun is enjoyed
  • Awesome
  • Where fun lives!
  • If I could go any place in the world it would be here
  • The opposite of a nightmare
  • Where I feel most accepted, respected and loved
  • A place to get away from Home, to be yourself and have fun
  • Discovering who you are and meeting amazing people
  • Awesome Sauce
  • Camp means taking chances and testing your limits
  • Camp means being myself and being comfortable with being me
  • To go from home to experience something or somewhere new
  • Brand new home with lots of friends
  • Memories of camp are worth more than all the money in the world
  • Camp is like our home: we can find brotherhood, family and happiness
  • Where my real friends are!
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