Flying Horse Farms
Support for Flying Horse Farms will bring the magic of camp into the homes of children with serious illnesses with Camp-in-a-Box.
Flying Horse Farms is a medical‐specialty camp in Mt. Gilead, Ohio that provides safe, healing programs in an outdoor adventure setting for children with serious illnesses and their families, free of charge.
In response to COVID-19, Flying Horse Farms pivoted in 2020, developing a long-distance version of camp with its Camp-in-a-Box program. Boxes filled with age-specific activities, such as magic kits, arts and crafts, and derby cars were sent throughout Ohio. The boxes included a t-shirt, friendship bracelet, nametag, water bottle, and more, bringing together families and providing them with the tools to create new camp memories at home. Campers also connected online to participate in interactive cabin chats, songs, camp skits, dance parties, and virtual campfires – all of the things kids love about camp, without the bugs!
“During this strange Summer of 2020, when the kids were robbed of so much that they love, unboxing the Flying Horse Farms box was thrilling and exciting! The kids loved all the activities and fun included in the box, and the sense of connection with something beloved and familiar was priceless!”
Support for this Better Together campaign will enable more children to experience the Camp-in-a-Box program in 2021, recreating the same joy, laughter, and connection that echoes amongst the trees and cabins. Campers will have the choice of three new box themes – Change the World Club, Camp X Club (a space-themed kit), and the Chef Club Box. Each theme-related activity will be paired with a live session. Online programming will last through November 2021.
Camp provides a transformative space for children and their families through radical acceptance, empowered action, top of the line programming, and a tremendous amount of fun! Help Flying Horse Farms bring the magic of camp into children’s homes with Camp-in-a-Box.
We are Better Together!
“My son’s face turned to absolute joy when he opened the box and started touching familiar and iconic camp souvenirs. What I saw wash over him next was priceless. After a long sigh he whispered, ‘I love camp.’ I saw him retreat to a place deep inside where he could feel camp in that moment, and he looked so happy and peaceful. Camp matters...even AT HOME.”
Enrich the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families by providing healing, transforming fun through year-round, medically safe, and cost-free experiences.