It was an exciting summer here on campus, especially with the addition of Horizon Day Camp. Centralized in our lower school, Horizon welcomed between 100-200 campers to Boys' Latin each day. Children were bussed in from around the Maryland and D.C. areas to spend the day at camp where they enjoyed a variety of activities, ranging from art, swimming, movies, music, drama, yoga, and even miniature golf.
Established in 2006 by Arnie Preminger in Long Island, Horizon was founded in response to the lack of summer-long day camps for children battling cancer. Often isolated from the normal activities of childhood, children with cancer rarely have a chance to see beyond the closed worlds of home, hospitals, and doctors' offices. Horizon Day Camp changes that by opening the doors to a new world, making it possible for children to enjoy a summer filled with exciting daily activities, friendships, and laughter while paying careful attention to their medical and emotional needs.
Horizon Day Camp is a full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, ages 3 1⁄2–16, who are in active or follow-up treatment for cancer. Unlike most oncology sleep-away camps that are offered for only 1-2 weeks each summer, Horizon allows children to attend camp for as little as one day to as frequently as the entire summer. This enables children who are in treatment to continue with their home doctors and enjoy the comfort of sleeping in their own beds each night.
The camp has welcomed numerous visitors to campus this summer including the Loyola University Men's Basketball team (which includes three BL alums), Princess Belle, The Oriole Bird, Dunkin' Donuts (in their Cruiser), and two weeks ago, former University of Maryland and NBA all-star Walt "The Wizard" Williams. Walt spoke to the kids about the importance of education, perseverance, and following your passions. He also made time to play ball and sign autographs.
The Boys' Latin School of Maryland is the state's oldest, non-sectarian all-boys private school for students in grades K - 12. We provide a rich and rigorous academic program that prepares students to attend top colleges and provides them with the skills and confidence they need to be successful in the 21st century.