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Summer Camp 2024 Personal Attendant

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ORGANIZATION: ASSOCIATION OF HORIZON INC

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Summer Camp

Association of Horizon is a non-profit that provides a summer camp for adults with physical disabilities. Under the supervision of experienced camp leadership, volunteers are paired with an adult with a physical disability to spend the week together partaking in activities such as swimming, hiking, and canoeing, among others. The camp is 7 days and 6 nights at a beautiful and wheelchair accessible campground outside of Bloomington, IL and is provided free-of-cost to all our campers and volunteers.

Volunteer Benefits:

In addition to earning over 140 service learning hours, volunteers will:

  1. Gain skills assisting a person with a physical disability. Past volunteers who have gone on to the workforce or college, especially nursing and pre-medicine programs, have used their time with Horizon as experience on their resumes and as topics for personal essays.
  2. Increase communication skills and ability to work on a team. Our team leaders and camp staff promote an atmosphere of open dialogue, respect, and cooperation. Volunteers will utilize teamwork and open-mindedness in their individual pairings and as part of a larger cabin unit.
  3. Expand their worldview to one with increased diversity and inclusion. A large majority of our first-time volunteers had never met a person who uses a wheelchair until they came to Horizon. The vision of our organization is to create a more socially conscious community, where barriers between people with and without disabilities are transcended.
  4. Most importantly, have fun! Our volunteers get to participate in all the activities that are available to the campers for no cost. Many of our campers and volunteers ride horses, canoe, fish, and spend a week away from urban life for the first time in their lives!

If this sounds like an opportunity that you might be interested in, applications are available online at: https://associationofhorizon.org/camp-application/

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About ASSOCIATION OF HORIZON INC

Location:

3712 N BROADWAY STE 335, CHICAGO, IL 60613, US

Mission Statement

An organization of people with and without physical disabilities that provides opportunities for individuals to challenge themselves, develop responsibility and grow through interacting and working together.

Description

The Association of Horizon is an all-volunteer organization that provides opportunities for adults with and without physical disabilities to socialize, interact, and learn from one another. The organization’s main event each year is its week-long summer camp

CAUSE AREAS

People with Disabilities
People with Disabilities

WHEN

Sun Jul 14, 2024 - Sat Jul 20, 2024
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

WHERE

3712 North BroadwayChicago, IL 60613

(41.9495,-87.64921)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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