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.

2019 Summer Camp Media

Summer 2019 is over and we have posted the following items for you to view on the web.

  • Cabin Photos and Random Photos for each week of camp.
  • Teen One – Cabin Photos only (random photos are coming soon).
  • Chapel Sessions for Teen 1, Teen 2, and half of the Training sessions.
  • Weekly Videos including some extras.
  • All of the Camp Horizon digital media can be found on our blog website:
    http://CampHorizon.us
    This is NOT camphorizon.org (our main website).

    The menu items are “Photo Album”, “Camp Videos”, & “Camp Audio Files”. You can find pictures from 2018-2019, videos from as early as 2010, and summer camp chapel audio from as early as 2012.

    THINGS TO KNOW

    For the first time ever, we were able to produce a USB with the full size photos, videos, and chapel sessions for each week of camp. This allowed campers to have these files right away. The cost was $12 and we sold almost fifty. We plan to do that again in 2020.

    We cannot upload these files at camp during the summer because our internet is too slow and we do not have the time to shrink the files for web use. This is the earliest that we have had them all posted. What we post on the web has been reduced in size. This is done for several reasons.

    PHOTOS

    The photos are reduced to 800px maximum width. This makes the photo pages load quicker. They still look good on a computer screen.

    VIDEOS

    Reducing the size makes it so that the videos stream over most internet speeds. We pay for the storage of the videos and band-width for streaming them, but even if it were free, the full resolution videos are just too large to upload.

    The video’s are reduced from 1080 or 720 (however they were provided to us) and sizes approaching 3 GB (almost fills a DVD) to 320 and sizes at or under 100 MB (0.1 GB). The sound (music) is also stripped on most videos for copyright reasons. So, the videos look best on a phone or tablet.

    AUDIO FILES

    The older files were reduced much smaller in days before higher internet speeds. Most newer files are 192kps (audio CD compatible). If handouts were provided, they can be downloaded on the streaming pages.

Dreaming of Extreme

Among popular reality television programs are titles like “American Ninja Warrier” (NBC) where participants are challenged with dangerous obstacles. Many camps are beginning to offer extreme activities or even extreme camps. Most have at least some activity with the perception of risk.

Taking risks and succeeding is a part of growing up and becoming a confident and successful adult. However, without supervision and training, many children are injured trying to duplicate things that they see on television or the internet. Summer Camps can provide young folks the opportunity to challenge themselves under supervision with the perception of risk. For our camp, they can challenge a 32 foot climbing wall, water-ski, tube, sail, or canoe with the actual risk minimized by proper equipment, training, and supervision.

By allowing their children the opportunity to challenge themselves, parents can help to build their child’s self-confidence and prepare them adult life.  Summer Camp is not just about fun.  Camping builds character, confidence, and the unique opportunity to develop diverse friendships.

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Summer 2019

Summer Camp and Summer Staff online applications are live!

You will notice the price increase is more than we have had in recent years. The fact is that the price has always been less than the cost. The difference is covered by the generosity of our donors.

To offset this cost for families the sibling discount has been raised from $15 to $25.  Families that find we are priced beyond their means can complete the Camper Assistance Form when they register.

Camper Assistance Guidelines

  • Camper is not attending any other camp.
  • Camper is coming to one week of Camp Horizon.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • Does not apply to transportation.

Those with reasonable requests will be approved quickly.

Requests for over half the tuition will approved after review.

CHBI: Year 2 – Semester 2 Enrollment

Camp Horizon Bible Institute is nearing the end of the fall semester.

Classes are Monday & Tuesday.  Enrollment is open for the Winter term.

The Winter Semester begins the week after Thanksgiving with an introductory week. This allows for a spring break in March.

The class list can be found at CHBI.us

 

 

 

 

 

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