Monday, July 25, 2016

Reach For the Sky.

Starting to get back into the groove today. One more day off before I head back to work and the real world. Camp was so amazing this year going all out to make the 25th Anniversary special for everyone. Not many summer camps have Hot Air Balloons, Catered dinners, a live band, a DJ spinning the top dance tunes, and of course fireworks! I'm working on getting the videos uploaded to youtube today and I will post a few of them here just not all of them so please check out the channel for more camp fun later this week. For now, tho here is Steve and I reaching for the sky!



With over 112 campers this year we set a  record number for a week at Horizon Camp. Every cabin was packed. Add in the support staff, nurses and attendant volunteers, and we were 256 strong at camp this past week that is a lot of  Super Hero's!  And we aim to get bigger.



Sunday, July 24, 2016

You will be missed Trimpe


With one of the greatest camp weeks in my life comes some sad news. Yesterday on the way home Mike Trimpe lost his battle with Muscular Dystrophy. Mike has been a staple for Horizon well over 25 years and has been there from the start. He is the face of the association in so many ways from fundraisers to the loveable man he was for so many at camp. I have only known him for a few short years but I will never forget that he was the first person I saw on my first day. I know in the next few days I will be sharing more memories from the past week but today my heart is heavy.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Last night of camp


Just a quick post as its 2 am and we have to get people up and out by 8am. Tonight was a wonderful dinner to celebrate 25 years for this organization! Food was catered in a rock band jammed well into the night along with a firework show! It was a wonderful way to close out the week. When I get home and I'm not doing this on an iPhone I will write up a much better post. 

Good night for now
Bob 




Friday, July 22, 2016

Camp Day 5

Wow, what a crazy day this has been! First the uncomfortable heat wave that kept us in side for movies and games. 


Tonight's activity was dualing   pianos that was a ton of fun. Now at 10 o'clock the camp has a cook out every night and tonight we where about to get in line when I receive a text about storms. Upon looking at a weather map I could tell we only had a few minutes to head up to the cabin. And boy did we make it just in time!

 
But that is when the fun begins. The storm knocked out the power and the camp was running on a generator for only two hours. The problem is Steves bed he has an air mattress that does not have any battery backup. So here it is 2:30 in the morning and he just went to bed. Fingers crossed the power does not go out again. 



Thursday, July 21, 2016

Day 4 at camp


I did something today that I have never done at camp and that comes with 25 years of experience. Today Steve and I went up in a hot air balloon! It was incredible and for Steve amazing! Steve does not like to be out of his comfort zone at all so day was so cool!





Days like today are why I volunteer for camp. Tomorrow should be interesting with temperatures hitting 100! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Day 2 at camp

With more rain today and the start of a heat wave! With the rain and heat we also get mud! Mud and wheel chairs make for one serious mess.


After lunch today Steve and I took parts in the mystery dinner theater. He played a nerd and I a vampire. It was a ton of fun and Steve was the victim murdered by my sister the Blue Blaze. 



Tonight was the pool party slash karaoke activities that where cut short when the sky lite up with lightning. Tomorrow is a big day with hot air balloons and a 25th  anniversary dinner party. Sounds like another hot day ahead minus the rai.  


So again tonight 1:30 am a storm is  approaching quickly and Steve has  finally calmed down for a bit. Are cabin is set at 70 and it really feels cold! Steve is under 7 blankets on heated blanket and tonight I have built a tent around his head with hoodies to keep the cold air from blowing on him. 

Until tomorrow have a great day. 

Day One


After an early start today I arrived for my 3rd year of camp for the Association of Horizon. This years theme Super Heroes! 
Activities today were simple get to know games. 




Weather permitting tomorrow will be fun with night swimming, karaoke, and I'm part of a Murder Mystery. 

So after 2 hours or more of getting Steve to bed it's now 1:30 AM time for me to turn in myself. 

 


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Pokemon Hunting


Pokemon Go the new craze sweeping the nation so it seems. So tonight we headed over to the lake for a stroll looking for these things. It's different, to say the least. In fact there, where around 50 kids walking around the park making new friends and not at home playing Xbox is pretty darn cool. Way to go Nintendo this is a pretty neat thing you have done.

So, of course, I had to shot a video of this craziness. So do you or your kids take part in this madness make sure to comment below to let us know what you think? And of course, give us a thumb's up on YouTube.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

"Get me an umbrella and I'll sleep on the roof!"

The Monster Walks
1932 | B&W | 57 Minutes | Horror | PG | Astor Pictures


Director: Frank R. Strayer (as Frank Strayer)

Writer: Robert Ellis

Stars:
Rex Lease
Vera Reynolds
Sheldon Lewis

A doctor, who keeps an ape for medical studies, dies and his daughter inherits his estate. Her uncle, a paralytic, working through his natural son by the housekeeper, plans her death, and the ape may or may not be involved. However, the plan does have a problem or two in its execution. Source IMDB




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Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th


Happy 4th of July to everyone. Not sure what the weather is in your neck of the woods but I will take this 65 to 75 degrees any July! Sure in a few weeks when I leave for camp it will be back to the high 90's!
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