General Info

Location

Where is Camp Horizons?
We are located just north of Harrisonburg, Virginia at 3586 Horizons Way.

We are located around 2 hours from Washington DC, Richmond, and  Roanoke. The closest international airport is Washington-Dulles (IAD).


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Preparing for Camp

As a parent, there are a few things we recommend that you consider when preparing your child for camp:

  1. Help your child be as prepared as they can for how things will go at camp: review the camp schedule, the website, the packing list, and if and how you will be communicating with them while at camp. Don’t forget to speak with them about living in a cabin with other children!
  2. For those campers that are hesitant and concerned about being homesick, encourage them and plan for them to complete their camp session rather than making deals for early pickups, etc. Homesickness is a natural and normal feeling that we have all felt at one time or another and that we all eventually learn to overcome.
  3. Especially for the younger campers, determine a method for identifying their belongings once at camp. Permanent markers, sewn-in initial tags, and many other options exist to ensure your child comes home with all of their clothing and belongings.
  4. Remind your campers about how to handle situations that may arise at camp, including medical issues, conflicts with other campers, etc. Our staff to camper ratio is 1:3 or better, so there is always a staff member in your camper’s vicinity that they can speak with about any concerns they may have.
  5. Ensure your child is well-rested and healthy when they arrive at camp so that they are set up for success. We know that the most successful campers are also healthy campers.

Review, complete, and then double and triple-check the Parent’s Checklist as well as the packing list.

  • CampSITE Registration Information Complete?
  • Camp Fees Paid?
  • Forms and Waivers Complete/Submitted?
  • Arrival/Check-in Information Prepared?
  • Transportation Details Finalized/Completed? (n/a for those arriving by car)
  • Packing List Double and Triple Checked?
  • Camper Mail Complete (addressed, mailed, etc.)
  • Camp Packing List (for a 1-week session, simply cut the recommended amount in half)

The American Camp Association provides a large number of resources, recommendations, and educational materials for parents and campers on their website dedicated to “camp parents”. Please take some time to visit their website and review the many resources available to you and your child. Please let us know if you find any particular resource incredibly helpful (or not-so-helpful), and we’ll gladly pass that feedback along to the ACA folks.

ACA Parent Resources


Transportation

Campers will arrive by car on Opening Sunday (2 hrs from DC, 2 hrs from Richmond, 2 hours from Roanoke, 4 hrs from Philadelphia). We are no longer offering the bus transportation option from Northern Virginia. We will offer a shuttle for campers flying into Washington-Dulles Airport for a fee.

Dulles International Airport: $100 each way or $200 round trip

Airport Arrival and Departure: Arrivals need to land at Dulles International Airport between 10 am and 2 pm on the Check-In Day (Sunday) of your camper’s session. Departures need to be scheduled to leave Dulles International Airport between 12 pm and 4 pm on the Checkout Day (Saturday) of your camper’s session.


Arrival/Departure

Arrival/check-in takes place from 2:30-4:30 pm on the first day of the camp session (Sunday). You will sign up for a Check-in time through SignUp Genius. These will be in 30-minute slots to prevent congestion. Upon arrival at Camp Horizons, you will be greeted by one of our staff members and you will be directed to parking, check-in, etc. If for some reason you will be late, please call our office (540.896.7600) to let us know ASAP so we can make appropriate arrangements to ensure a warm welcome for your camper.

Checkout/departure takes place from 9:00 am-11:00 am on the last day of the camp session (Saturday). Similar to Check-in, you will sign up for a Checkout time, which will again be in 30-minute slots. Upon arrival, parents and guardians should carefully drive to the same parking area they used during check-in. Additional instructions will be given at that time.

Airport Arrival and Departure: Arrivals need to land at Dulles International Airport between 10 am and 2 pm on the Check-In Day (Sunday) of your camper’s session. Departures need to be scheduled to leave Dulles International Airport between 12 pm and 4 pm on the Checkout Day (Saturday) of your camper’s session.

Dulles International Airport: $100 each way or $200 round trip


Refund Policy

What is your refund policy?
In the case of serious accident, illness, or other extenuating circumstances, refunds will be provided at the discretion of the Camp Director. No refunds or reductions are made for late arrival or early departure from camp. Any camper whose behavior disrupts the camp program or is harmful to themselves or others will be dismissed with no refund.

  • For cancellations made before May 1, all fees may be refunded, less a $375 processing fee.
  • For cancellations after May 1, all fees may be refunded, less a $750 fee.
  • All cancellations after June 1 are nonrefundable