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.

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

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

 

Typical Camp Day

Parents that are new to sending their children to summer camp and parents that are just new to Camp Horizon often ask the question, “What does a typical day of camp look like?”

The daily schedules have been available on the staff information pages.  Now there is a link on the home page and the Summer Camp 2015 page to documents used by the Program Directors including those schedules.

THEMES
The theme each week is related to both the games/competition and the spiritual message.  That message permeates the entire program. We post them on the summer schedule in May.  Not all weeks have been updated as of today.

SPIRITUAL CONTENT
There are two chapel times, but the entire day is about bringing glory to God.  Each cabin begins and ends their day with prayer. Bible Memory is part of the competition. There is prayer and Bible reading at every meal.

Camp Horizon provides an opportunity for a child to have fun in the context of an environment where God is honored, the Bible is trusted, and campers are loved by their counselors and the staff.

We certainly hope to see every camper come to believe the gospel of Jesus Christ.  However, even children that have not come to faith in Christ respond to the fun and loving atmosphere offered at Camp Horizon.  Our staff members live out their faith and are willing to share the story of their faith at any time.  We do not pressure campers to believe. We believe that drawing a child to faith is the work of the Holy Spirit.  Our core beliefs are found on our website (Statement of Faith).

MEALS
At each meal there is prayer and a short devotion from one of the staff members.  We call it a “nugget” from God’s Word and is usually not more than 2-3 minutes.  Meal times also include Mail Call at lunch (or supper if the mail is late), announcements, and skits or other program activities related to the theme of the week.  Nobody leaves the dining hall hungry.


TYPICAL DAY OF CAMP SCHEDULE

WAKEY-WAKEY!
While the staff and one counselor from each cabin are at Leader’s Prep, the second counselor wakes their campers and begins cabin cleanup.

Next, while the campers and counselors are at Flag Raising getting their morning announcements and competition update the cabins are inspected (points toward the competition). Then it is off to cabin prayer.

BREAKFAST

MORNING ACTIVITIES
With the new schedule the morning is packed with activities that the camper has chosen on registration day.  There are usually about a dozen options to choose from. (Swimming, Sailing, Canoeing, Ski/Tub, Basketball, Archery, Riflery, Indoor Soccer, etc). The activities chosen are for the whole week.

LUNCH

CABIN TIME keeps the campers out of the peak sun and allows time for rest and Bible Memory.

CHAPEL (the alternative schedule has chapel in the morning)

Snak Shak / Free Time
Junior campers can spend up to $3 per day for snacks.  This is also free swim.  We alternate boys and girls because junior campers tend to take forever in the Snak Shak line, and we have to limit the number of swimmers in the pool.  This schedule addresses both issues.
Teen Camp does not have a limit and the entire time is free time.  This is pretty much all the unscheduled time that there is for the day.  There may be individual competition during this time (optional), or they can just hang out with friends.

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
We do not rotate the activities for Junior Camp. If you look at the Teen Camp schedule you can see the rotation.  The purpose was originally to give waterfront activities an equal shot at smooth morning water.

DINNER

EVENING ACTIVITY
The evening activity is ALL CAMP.  These are big games that everyone plays.  Sometimes the teen camp schedule swaps this with chapel to play a “night game”.

Flag lowering (like flag raising) gets everyone together and helps keep us on schedule.

CHAPEL

Cabin Devotions & Bed Time

Repeat Sunday Night through Friday Night, then home on Saturday.


You are welcome to view the videos and schedules on CampHorizon.org.  We put announcements on our facebook page, but our facebook group is more interactive.  The members are campers, staff, and administration.  Feel free to join us.

FaceBook Page: MyCampHorizon     Group: camphorizon
(be careful, there are similar names)