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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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Perfect Combination

Perfect Combination

Krista Scott is an active mother of two who loves her neighbors and is passionate about experiencing adventures with friends and family. “We first came to Horizons during the height of Covid for Spring @ Horizons.” shared Krista. “We were invited by friends to escape...

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Welcome and Safe

Welcome and Safe

Lindsey Scheid recalls the difficult transition she experienced as a 7th grader when her family left their church in McFarland to join Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison. She was distraught with their decision as she enjoyed her friends and their time in her hometown...

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Guiding Light

Guiding Light

It had been years since Kim Jensen, one of Horizons first campers and former staff, had visited Horizons. I got to sit down with her on her recent visit to Wisconsin after she enjoyed a hike and tour of the property with fellow alumni. “I love seeing the changes and...

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Camp Life

Camp Life

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,”...

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Culture Shock

Culture Shock

Alondra Quiñones recalls feeling “culture shock” when she first came to Horizons with her group from Puerto Rico at age 11. “Not culture shock in a bad way, but camp culture shock. We do a lot of things outdoors back home, but we had all of these new activities and...

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