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by | Sep 11, 2023

Juliette LaMontagne is a middle schooler who has been coming to Horizons since she was in the 2nd grade. This year Juliette got to spend her first week in the new Horizons Camper Cabins. 

“I come here to have fun, meet new friends and have the camp experience,” Juliette shared. “I love the new cabins because it’s like having that dorm room experience where we can just hang out and get to know each other. When you stay in the Prairie Center or the Barn there are only two to four of us in a room so it’s just different. It’s more fun to all be together with your group in the cabins.”

When asked about what living with 10 other campers feels like, Juliette shared, “The camp covenant we make at the beginning of the week really helps set our rules for the week with respect to God, self, others and nature. I feel like it helps me be more organized and be more aware of other people’s feelings and opinions. You have to adjust to other people when you live so closely with that many people and we get to know each other so much better.”

Juliette so beautifully expressed, in her own way, the empathy, acceptance and community that develops when attending a week at camp. We appreciate her sharing her feedback as a camper with such a rich history of camp life at Horizons.

Thank you to everyone who supported the 50th Capital Campaign to make sure these cabins came to life. Your generosity has elevated the growth and connection to the harmonies of God, self, others and nature that our campers experience.