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The Stars

The Stars

Anthoney Crawford-Ferrell first came to Horizons on a field trip as a fourth grader with his school. He had never spent much time in the outdoors and fell instantly in love with Horizons. Thankfully, his mother was with him and learned about scholarships for kids who...

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Place of Peace

Place of Peace

Carrie Bernhardt’s history of supporting Bethel Horizons is deeply rooted in family. Her father was among the first group of businessmen asked to contribute to the original purchase of the Halverson and Anderson farms that became Bethel Horizons. “My dad was so...

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Join Us

Join Us

Bethel Horizons is one of our family's favorite places and the Bike-a-Thon is an event we look forward to every year. We are huge fans of Horizon's Adventure & Environmental Education programs that have entertained and educated our children (and us grown-ups!) for...

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Cool Stuff

Cool Stuff

Joe Mueller is an active, adventurous senior at Memorial High School who has always enjoyed being outdoors. Taking Advanced Ropes at Memorial High School was a no-brainer for him. “I was really excited about this class because of all the cool stuff we get to do...

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Learning in Community

Learning in Community

“Don Hunt taught the first ceramics class at Bethel Horizons in 1982 in the dining room of the Barn Retreat Center,” shared his widow, Kathy Hunt. “Don’s dream was to create a studio where anyone could come and learn to throw a pot.” “After that first year, they moved...

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Space in the Universe

Space in the Universe

“I was a loud, weird, curly-haired girl who did not have many friends in my small town.” Cena shared about her 13-year-old self.  “My mom was a cook at Bethel Horizons, and I was able to tag along with her to work. I loved hanging out at camp because I learned I...

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Communing with Clay

Communing with Clay

It was 1998, and Margie Genrich had just been hired to teach ceramics at the high school in Tomah, WI. Even though Margie had been working in clay for over 15 years, she didn’t know how she would articulate that knowledge to students. “It was at a fall Wisconsin Art...

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Primitive Beginnings

Primitive Beginnings

On their 3rd or 4th date, Pastor Duane took Ruth to Bethel Horizons for the first time. It was 1971 and the very first summer that Bethel Horizons welcomed campers. “Camp was so primitive back then. The kids slept in teepees or on a tarp under the stars, and the staff...

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Unique Bonds

Unique Bonds

Nico Garmendia had never been to a camp before.  Born in Venezuela, Nico grew up in India and now attends art school in Vermont.  “Camp isn’t a thing in India. I have many friends in Vermont who've talked about their experiences attending or working at camp in the...

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