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Summer Camp

We understand how difficult navigating all of the summer camp choices can be. You want your child to grow, learn, and make real connections while being safe, accepted, and cared for.

We can help you give them the best week of their summer!

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Creating meaningful youth experiences for over 50 years.

Each summer at camp, we help foster a better understanding of God, self, others, and nature.

Our overnight camps run Sunday – Friday from mid-June to mid-August. Your child will experience a variety of outdoor adventures like hiking, mountain biking, climbing and swimming but most importantly making true meaningful connections.

getting started

3 Easy Steps to an Amazing Summer


Find a Summer Camp

Explore summer camp opportunities available across 8 weeks of the summer. Select camps by your camper’s age group and learn more.



Use our easy online registration system as a new or returning family to get your camper registered for the camp of their choice.



That’s it! We’ll be in touch with more information as camp approaches. Save the date, start packing, and consider bringing a friend to camp with you!

Stories from

Happy Campers

Be open to new people and new experiences.

 I’ve learned so much about others and myself, trying new things like climbing and mountain biking.



He had this sense of pride and independence when he came home!

Being at camp gave our son the opportunity to be completely unplugged and have all of these new adventures. When he got home he seemed so grown up and couldn’t wait to go back.  


Camper Mom

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Costs, Discounts, & Camperships

The cost of Horizons week long experience is $575-$625 depending on progamming. This cost includes items such as staffing, activities, equipment use, meals, lodging and facilities. Bethel Horizons is blessed to have generous donors who make this price possible. Without these donations, a week of summer camp would actually cost $750.

All children at Horizons receive the same outstanding program, regardless of what you are able to pay for summer camp.

camp discounts

Bring a friend
$50 off for both of you

Bring a sibling
$125 off

Mulitple Week
$50 off each additional week


It is our mission that no camper be denied the experience of camp due to financial reasons.

Our “Campership” fund was established to help those families who need financial assistance. If you want to send your child to camp but are concerned about cost, please download the following form and upload it to our system as you complete registration.

Campership processing will begin on April 1st. If you applied for one, you will be contacted after that date.

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Summer Camp Stories

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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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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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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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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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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Find Us

Main Office

312 Wisconsin Avenue
Madison, WI 53703

Horizons Camp

4651 County Road ZZ
Dodgeville, WI 53533