Our History

Our history

Our Mission

Horizon Day Camp has been a proud member of the Sunrise Association.

Horizon Day Camp started in 2016, sharing the mission to to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide, through the creation Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, all offered free of charge.

The Dream Becomes Reality

 

The Sunrise Association Day Camps began as a “dream” of Arnie Preminger, President & CEO of the Sunrise Association.  After attending a benefit concert for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (a sleep-away camp for children with life-threatening illness), the dreaming began.  Having built and operated summer day camps for more than 30 years at the Friedberg JCC, Arnie researched the existence of summer-long day camps for children with cancer, but to his surprise, found none.

Horizon Day Camp
Horizon Day Camp is hosted on the beautiful grounds of Boys’ Latin, a private school campus in Baltimore. Daily activities include music, arts and crafts, sports, swimming, nature activities and more. Goals include helping children develop friendships, confidence, and interpersonal skills, while enjoying the simple pleasures of childhood. We also aspire to open-up the community to the children during the summer camp and throughout the year, creating opportunities for them to learn, have fun, and enjoy new experiences, without barriers to entry and amid a safe and inclusive setting. Children with cancer and their siblings often live in a world of no, but at Horizon Day Camp, it is a world of YES!
Our Camps

Aurora Day Camp • Atlanta, GA

Sunrise Day Camp • Long Island, NY

Sunrise Day Camp • Southern NJ/Greater PA

Sunrise Day Camp • Pearl River, NY

Sunrise Day Camp • Staten Island, NY

Sunrise Israel‒Katz • Be’er Sheva, Israel

Sunrise Israel‒Katz • Beit Yehoshuah, Israel

Sunrise Israel‒Katz • Ramat Yochanan, Israel