Diana Hofsommer from Camp Horizon is here to share her insight and best advice on how to make the years over the age of 40 some of your best.
What healthy message do you most want to share?
Volunteering not only feels good, but there are several additional rewards. Volunteers learn new skills, form meaningful relationships, feel connected to the community, resolve conflict better and experience increased empathy. At Camp Horizon, we provide year-round programs to children in foster care from ages 8 to 23. Volunteering with is is a great experience for the kids, but it’s also life changing for our volunteers.
How does volunteering at Camp Horizon help people in their 40s, 50s and beyond?
It definitely helps keep me young! Our volunteers range in age from about 18 or 19 all the way up to 70s. We all get to be kids ourselves a little bit, which is really fun.
What volunteer opportunities are available at Camp Horizon?
Our greatest need is for counselors at summer camp, an intensive one-week program. Volunteers can also help with our spring and fall weekend retreats, our annual family reunion party and monthly activities like rock climbing and roller-skating throughout the year.