Camp Horizon offers year-round, no-cost programs to Metro Atlanta's children, teens and young adults, aged 8-23, in foster care.
A calm port for kids lost in a storm of neglect and abuse, Camp Horizon has been a lifeline in the Atlanta community for over 35 years. We’re a non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization that provides programs throughout the year for children who have been placed in state custody for their own protection.
Serving kids from the metro Atlanta area, our counselors and staff provide unconditional acceptance, trust and love guiding each child on a journey of self-discovery. Carefully designed activities help them realize they are children of promise with endless possibilities.
Year-round programs help keep the children connected to the Camp Horizon. Here's an overview of our programs:
The magic of Camp Horizon comes alive at summer camp. Our week-long program matches each camper with his or her own highly trained counselor. The relationships formed through these unique one-to-one pairings help the children, age 8-11, develop a positive self-image as they discover their untapped potential. Through daily self-esteem classes, the campers explore their uniqueness and deeply-rooted feelings, as well as new approaches to conflict resolution and personal safety. For this special life-changing experience, we partner with Camp Twin Lakes, Georgia's only camping facility designed exclusively for special needs children. The campers enjoy traditional activities including: swimming, biking, horseback riding, arts and crafts and more.
Leadership Development Program
Building on the Summer Camp foundation of increased self worth, alumni campers, ages 12 -18, progress through several stages of team building , character development and leadership training. As these adolescents transition into adults, the programming focus shifts from one-to-one mentoring to positive peer interaction and responsible decision-making. The skills gained empower them to set and reach personal goals as well as become quality role models in their communities. With additional life skills workshops, these youth are also given the opportunity to participate in community service projects.
At Camp Horizon, all our programs are specifically designed to keep the kids we serve continuously engaged in positive self development. Our year-round Outings provide a fun way for campers to stay connected to the Camp Horizon beyond Summer Camp and LDP retreats. All campers, counselors, and staff are invited to participate in a variety of outings, including a holiday party in December and a Family Reunion in the spring, among others.
Involvement throughout the year nurtures the campers, instilling in them a sense of belonging and reinforcing the skills and values learned at Camp Horizon.
We work to restore dignity and hope to children and teens who have been abused and neglected -- empowering them to make good decisions and lead healthy, productive lives