Camp Horizon Media Site

This site provides a convenient way to look at camp videos, pictures, and to listen to recorded chapel sessions.

The blog name CAMPings is a contraction of Camp and Pings (a word play). Pings are signals sent out from one computer to another to see if there is a connection.

CAMPings is here to connect you with Camp Horizon, Leesburg, Florida. Visit our main site to register for summer camp or retreats. The link on the menu takes you to CampHorizon.org.

New: Family Event Registration

In 2020 we introduce a more convenient way to register multiple family members for the same event. MROC (Multiple Registrations – One Contact) is being used for Married Couples (plus young children) and the Canoe Trips. The Married Couples Retreat also offers the opportunity to choose your housing!

ONE FAMILY LOGIN

A responsible adult uses the family login and chooses the adults and children to enroll in the event. This is so much easier than registering family members one at a time.

ALL FAMILY MEMBERS ARE CAMPERS

If all members of the family have enrolled as campers before, then they can be chosen from a drop down menu. The way to check this before you enroll for the canoe trip or married couples is to login to the Dashboard http://register.camphorizon.org and see if all of the family members appear as campers.

CONVERTING AN ADULT CONTACT TO A CAMPER

It may be that parents appear only under CONTACTS for the children. If that is the case, please notify the camp office and we will convert the adult contacts to campers. Then you can enroll your family all at once.

ADDING A NEW CAMPER

New family members (usually additional children, or an adult that is not a camper contact) can be EASILY added during MROC enrollment.

ADDING AN EXISTING CAMPER FROM ANOTHER FAMILY

Some families bring along a camper that does not have a father, or their father is unable to come on the canoe trip. In this case, contact us before enrolling so that we can add the existing camper to your family login. This does not remove them from their own family login..

GIVE IT A TRY!

Enrollment is open for Married Couples 2020 and both the Father-Son and Father – Daughter canoe trips. As long as you are enrolled (not confirmed) – not registered, you can edit your camper group. Once you register, changes can only be done from the camp office.

2020 Registration – Testing Phase

Summer Camp registration is all setup for 2020. We are just testing things before we open it. Here are some new things that you will see and some reminders.

GHR CODES

About twenty groups have a 2020 GHR code so far. Group Hold Registration codes do several things.

  • The GHR shows only weeks available for certain guests. The “staff” GHR shows only staff weeks and bunny camp weeks. This keeps summer campers from registering for a camp staff program by mistake. The AHG code is for the American Heritage Girls Camp (a private camp).
  • The GHR code groups campers with their church. For folks like The Bridge Church it helps them keep count for transportation.
  • The GHR code applies discounts and scholarships provided to/by chapels and churches that have made those arrangements with Camp Horizon.
  • The GHR code eliminates the need for camp to approve group discounts. If your church name and code match, any matching discount is applied automatically.

Note: Do not use a code that does not match your church. These are reviewed by camp and by a representative of the church. If the camper is not recognized then all discounts are removed.

DISCOUNTS

Group Discounts are handled through GHR codes this year. If you do not see a code for your chapel or church and your church sends at least twenty campers, contact us.

Sibling Discounts are a generous $25. This year, CampWise is set to look for two or more registrations from the same login account. If there is only one, the requested discount does not show up. However, if you meet the qualifications and request the sibling discount, it will be applied automatically. Like the group discounts, we will verify that these are applied correctly periodically.

Early Registration is now the Early Payment discount. The $25 discount is subtracted from your total. This shows as an asterisk * beside the balance due. These are only applied after the camper fees are paid in full.

ADDITIONAL FEES

Transportation Fees are now added to the deposit. Campers coming to camp on the South Florida Van are not registered until they pay the van fees and the $75 Deposit. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause for some folks.

Paid Activities: This is waterskiing/ tubing. That is the only activity that has an additional fee.

Additional Charges worked amazingly well in 2019. It is here that parents can purchase a set of cabin photos, a water bottle, t-shirts, camp video and pictures on a USB drive, flashlights, etc. Pre-purchased items are ready for the camper on registration day. Because they are prepaid, they do not need funds in their Snak Shak account to buy them during the week.

CAMPER HEALTH

Camper Medications (not just prescription) can be added and edited at any time. If parents complete the information online, it speeds up things on registration day.

STILL FREE

  • Campers will receive a free shirt if the register at least 14 days before they arrive.
  • Campers receive a 4×6 cabin photo.

CAMPER MESSAGING

We will continue to use one-way messaging. All messages to a camper are printed one one sheet (well, sometimes two) and distributed at lunch. There are two ways to send a message.

  • A message can be sent from the dashboard.
  • Parents can invite family and friends to send messages. They are provided with a website address and a camper code. Parents can invite themselves as well to avoid the need to login to the dashboard.

It is one-way. There is no way for campers to reply. They do not have internet access.

When our tests are complete we will turn on 2020 registration.

2019 Summer Digital Media

The 2019 Summer Camp videos for each week of camp, digital pictures, and the recordings from the Teen Camp chapel sessions are now posted

How will you fill the gap?

Are you out of high school and not beginning college this semester?  Are you undecided about your life path? You are in the gap!  CHBI was originally modeled as a “GAP PROGRAM” to provide help with the transition from high school to college or adult life.  There is still time to join the fall 2018 class!

Our first graduates were both educated at home.  This style of education allows for flexibility and all the time needed to progress.  College and adult life are less forgiving.  There are time constraints and absolute deadlines.  CHBI classes are on a college freshman level.  The semesters are ten weeks, so it is much like a college summer term.  After the successful completion of this program a student could enroll in any college and expect to keep up.

The first semester is very intense.  The student will complete most of the New Testament and the historical narratives of the Old Testament.  There is a foundational class in Bible Study Methods that will help the student in all other classes and for the rest of their life as they read and study the Bible.

If you could only come for one full semester – the fall would be the one you should not miss.  Classes begin Monday 9/10/18.

There is still a Camp Horizon intern position (work-study) open.

 

All 2018 Videos Are Available

We uploaded the last of the summer camp videos today.

The original files were each over 4GB – a full DVD disk.  These have been reduced so that we can store them online and you can stream them.  Any music has been stripped to avoid copyright infringement.

The Junior One program pictures will be available soon.

 

 

If a picture paints a 1000 words….

…..what does a 1000 pictures paint?

Over a thousand pictures have been uploaded to our new online photo album.  We hope to get the photos from J2 used to create the video and hope to have the J1 video posted soon.

There is no registration required on the album site.  The pictures are in three sizes: Thumbnail, Small, and Medium.  The full size is 1024 (medium resolution) and is suitable for viewing.  The original files are as large as 7MB which is too big for an online album. Click the thumnail to get the small picture. Click the small picture to get the medium picture.

  • Windows PC:  Right Click to save the image.
  • Iphone/Ipad: Press and hold for the menu and “save image”.

 

Summer Camp 2018 Audio/Video

We have posted the videos for three weeks of camp. We hope to have the last one (Junior One uploaded soon). These can be seen on this site (CampHorizon.us), ChapelAudio.com, or the home page of CampHorizon.org.

Chapel sessions for Teen One and Teen Two are now posted.  We record as many as we are able. These are the only ones that were recorded. ChapelAudio.com is the site we use to post audio recordings.

We are experimenting with two photo galleries.  We should have summer photos posted soon. The file size for the pictures need to be reduced before we can upload them.  We are still considering using password protected pages.

We apologize for taking so long to post things from the summer, but there are several issues. First of all, our internet speed and bandwidth limits how much we can upload on-site. Second, this takes time that we do not have until the season is over. And third, we do not want to post photos while children are at camp (security issues).

 

 

Married Couples 2018

Some of the couples were captured on Saturday night of the 2018 Married Couples Retreat.

Here are the happy couples. Click on the picture to see the controls.

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2017 Married Couples

2017 Married Couples Retreat at Camp Horizon (Steve Price)

The header for this blog is a link to a page on ChapelAudio.com where you can stream the chapel sessions from the 2017 Married Couples Retreat with Steve Price. The links below are to the visuals.

https://chblog.us/2017MC01  Session One

https://chblog.us/2017MC02  Session Two

https://chblog.us/2017MC03  Session Three

https://chblog.us/2017MC04  Session Four

https://chblog.us/2017MC05  Session Five

https://chblog.us/2017MC06  Session Six

https://chblog.us/2017MCex  Extra Sessions

Camp Horizon Bible Institute

CAMP HORIZON BIBLE INSTITUTE (CHBI)

The idea for a year-round discipleship program for young people that are out of high-school but not ready for college and career has been kicked around for much of the last decade.  These are commonly referred to as GAP programs (between high-school and college) and many camps have them or are working toward starting one.  The need for these programs has been widely recognized.  The board of directors met on April 30, 2016 primarily to discuss work done by committee since January on beginning a program at Camp Horizon.  There is a page on CampHorizon.org dedicated to informing folks about this program.  In short, it is a one year residential Bible and Discipleship program.  Participants will live at Camp Horizon and complete the equivalent of one year of Bible School with various qualified instructors and mentors.  They will also serve at Camp Horizon, in after-school programs, youth ministries, and other ministries.  We are working on the cost (looking at cost of $8000 or less if we do this in 2016) – This will be finalized by the end of May.  We need eight students (4 women and 4 men) to begin the program this fall (August or September).

Here is the link for more information.  http://camphorizon.org/dnn/BibleInstituteInfo.aspx

Here is the link for the prospective student survey. https://form.jotform.com/CampHorizon/CHBI