General Info

Location

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

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


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Prepping for Camp

As a parent, there are a few things we recommend that you consider when prepping 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 pick-ups, 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 number 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

Many campers arrive by car (2 hrs from DC, 2 hrs from Richmond, 2 hrs from Roanoke, 4 hrs from Philadelphia). However, we also provide a shuttle from Washington-Dulles Airport and bus transportation from Northern Virginia for an additional fee.  If you have questions about these options, please let us know!

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

Northern Virginia: $65 each way or $130 round trip. Bus stop location:

Tyson’s Corner Best Buy
8449 Leesburg Pike
Tysons Corner, VA 22182

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


Arrival/Departure

Arrival/check-in takes place from 3:00pm-4:30pm on the first day of the camp session (Sunday). Upon arrival to Camp Horizons, you will be greeted by one of our directors 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. The entrance road is closed prior to check-in, but early arrivals are welcome to park along our entrance road and enjoy the picturesque scenery until check-in begins at 3:00pm sharp.

Those arriving on our Northern Virginia Shuttle ($65 each way) should meet at Tyson’s Corner at 1:00pm on the first day of the camp session (Sunday). Members of our team will be there in Camp Horizons staff t-shirts to welcome and check-in your camper(s).

Tyson’s Corner Best Buy
8449 Leesburg Pike
Tysons Corner, VA 22182

 

Check-out/departure takes place from 9:00am-10:30am on the last day of the camp session (Saturday). Upon arrival, parents should carefully drive to the same parking area they used during check-in. Additional instructions will be given at that time.

Those departing on our Northern Virginia Shuttle ($65 each way) should meet at Tyson’s Corner at 11:00am on the last day of the camp session (Saturday). Members of our team will be there in Camp Horizons staff t-shirts to check-out your camper(s).

Tyson’s Corner Best Buy
8449 Leesburg Pike
Tysons Corner, VA 22182

 

Airport Arrival and Departure: Arrivals need to land at Dulles International Airport between 10am and 2pm on the Check-In Day (Sunday) of your camper’s session. Departures need to be scheduled to leave Dulles International Airport between 12pm and 4pm on the Check-Out 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 will be dismissed with no refund. Campers found possessing or using tobacco, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or weapons will be dismissed from camp with no refund of fees.

  • 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