MISSION STATEMENT

Often isolated from the normal activities of childhood, children with cancer rarely have a chance to see beyond the closed worlds of home, hospital and doctors’ offices. Horizon Day Camp changes that by opening the doors to a new world, making it possible for children to enjoy a summer filled with exciting daily activities, friendships and laughter, while paying careful attention to their medical and emotional needs.

Horizon Day Camp is a full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, ages 3 1⁄2–16, who are in active or follow-up treatment for cancer. Unlike most oncology sleep-away camps that are offered for only 1-2 weeks each summer, Horizon Day Camp allows children to attend camp for as little as one day or the entire summer. This allows children who are in active treatment to continue with their home doctors and enjoy the comfort of sleeping in their own beds each night.

Recognizing the extraordinary financial demands that a child’s chronic illness can have on a family, Horizon Day Camps and Year-Round Programs are always offered free of charge.

Horizon Day Camp is a proud member of the Sunrise Association, whose mission is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide, through the creation of Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, all offered free of charge.

 

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