IMAGINE an opportunity to travel to the United States to participate in a fun, exciting and challenging immersion program that combines all the fun of a summer camp with the opportunity to improve English proficiency while building greater independence and confidence speaking English. This full immersion language program allows international kids to spend two, three, or four weeks learning and playing with same-aged American kids in the United States.

HORIZONS USA LogoInternational Camping Fellowship

EXPERIENCE the language and cultural advantage of immersion by playing side by side with American kids at summer camp!  You make new friends, gain greater confidence with your conversational skills and you will have a blast while doing it.   This program is a great combination of language immersion, fun & games, cultural exposure and weekend travel. This program is ideal for those who may consider attending a private, independent high school in the United States, or for those who just want to vastly improve their English language skills upon returning to their country of origin. This is the dream of a lifetime!

making-international-friendships

 

karen-sabrina-jaewon-daria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register Online Now!

 

Access Your Account

 

 

HORIZONS USA

Eickhoff Plaza

HORIZONS USA is a excellent language immersion summer camp. Designed and administrated by Advantage-USA, HORIZONS USA provides international campers the opportunity to live on the beautiful and prestigious campus of Cairn University, one of the top Christian Universities in the United States.  Cairn Unviersity is located on 115 acres and is a safe, private and beautiful secluded campus very close to our American day camp location. Cairn is within walking distance to the train, shopping and convenience stores.

What makes HORIZONS USA such a unique immersion experience is that each day our international campers are engaged in active games and activities with American campers.  This social immersion is essential for conversational language acquisition skills!
Read Horizons USA program details

 

Value of Immersion and Pre-Immersion

Most language experts agree that the best way to learn a language is to be immersed in the culture and society.  Horizons USA is a crucial pre-immersion opportunity that can help prepare students who may want to study in the United States.  At Horizons USA our international campers spend 6.5 hours a day  playing and communicating with American kids their same age.  Using fun games and activities as a program basis, Horizons USA is a superior language development program for those who want to improve their English language skills. “Our growth has been significant because we are committed to providing our international campers with a true immersion experience” A pre-immersion experience is essential for those who want to someday study in the United States.

global-friendships

outdoor-movie-horizons-usa

 

Register Online Now!

 

Access Your Account

 

Horizons USA Program Details

Overview

Welcome to Horizons USA. A premier language immersion camp that places international students with American students.  Horizons USA has earned a reputation for being a premier English language immersion  program that  is located in the northeastern part of the East Coast in the United States. Our program is a unique, summer immersion camp for kids ages 10-16*.

Check out the advantages of our highly successful program:

● Full immersion program that promotes fast and effective conversational English language skill improvement

● Because it is a true immersion program, our international campers make friendships with American campers

● Free airport transfer to and from Trenton/Mercer County Airport (TTN)

● Free seminars from international educational consultants on how to apply and gain admission to US private schools

● Free Question and Answer session with private school headmasters and admissions personnel

● In depth admissions tour and interview with university admissions representatives

● Tour of Princeton University (just 20 minutes from our campus)

● Historic and cultural tour of Philadelphia

● Highly trained ESL teachers to improve all levels of language base including basic, intermediate and advanced

*In some cases, students younger than 10 may be accepted based upon positive evaluation of strong conversational English language skills.

Campers live on the beautiful and safe campus of Cairn University. The campus includes air-conditioned dormitories, a beautiful athletic center, tennis courts, playing fields, trees, trails, a pond, and easy access to some of our country’s greatest historical landmarks.

Cairn University campus is located at 200 Manor Avenue, Langhorne, Pa. 19047.

Register Online Now! Access Your Account

 

horizons_july26

Program

Immersion with American campers is the key for improving conversational language skills. Improved conversational skills will enhance academic language skills. Our Horizons USA campers spend the majority of each day engaged in active games and activities with American campers. Campers will enjoy a wide variety of  games and activities such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, tennis, arts & crafts, sling shot paintball, GaGa or any number of crazy kickball or large group games at one of the East Coast’s best summer day camps- Big Oak Day Camp.

Click here to see a list of activities as well as a typical daily schedule at Horizons USA.

 

happy-campers 

Following a fun day of games and activities, HORIZONS campers will transition into  HORIZONS USA Language Academy under the guidance of certified teachers. The certified instructors have been carefully chosen because they have proven proficient in their academic field.  Our goal is to improve conversational language skills. In doing so, our students will become better prepared take language proficiency tests such as TOEFL, IELTS or ITEP SLATE.

Language: The course is taught in English (which will be the enforced language throughout the entire day). HORIZONS USA is designed to promote fast conversational language skills and vocabulary . Campers will see growth in their self confidence and speaking skills with hard work and a good attitude.

History and Culture: HORIZONS USA provides an excellent opportunity to learn about American culture and history. HORIZONS USA is perfectly located in a highly academic, affluent, and historic region that has a rich history and strong cultural roots to the foundations of the United States. Mix that in with the various world cultures represented in the camp and one can see how rich an opportunity HORIZONS USA can be.

Private School Admissions Seminar: As an added value, HORIZONS USA students who are considering the option of studying in the United States will participate in an in depth information seminar about the private school application process. President and CEO, Steve Haines, is the lead Educational Consultant for Advantage-USA and has spent 25 years as an educator and educational consultant helping, assisting and guiding many international students to a successful study experience in the United States.

View a photo gallery of our location: The College of New Jersey

Register Online Now!

Length of Session

Horizons offers a variety of session choices:

HORIZONS USA

4-week stay: Sunday, July 16 – Sunday, August 13.
Individual campers selecting the four-week session receive free airport transportation to and from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Trenton-Mercer County Airport (TNN).

3-week stay: Sunday, July 16 – Saturday, August 6. (We can also accommodate a 3 week session: July 23-August 13)

       2-week stay (choose one option):

Option A: Sunday, July 16 – Sunday, July 30

Option B: Sunday, July 30 – Sunday, August 13

horizons_july26b

 

Register Online Now!

Child & Mother Program

Horizons USA is a premier immersion program where our international campers spend the majority of their camp days with American peers. 


wechat-qr-codeAdvantage-USA@comcast.net or WeChat: SteveHaineswechat-logo

Trip Adventures & Activities

When the weekend comes, more fun and learning continues! We have planned several valuable cultural and historical trip experiences for our campers.

 

CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL & FUN WEEKEND TRIP ADVENTURES

Several weekend trip options have been planned. The cost of these trips (transportation, admission and entrance fees) are included in the cost of tuition. Campers will be reminded to bring spending money with them for any additional food, snacks and souvenirs they may want. Visiting all of the scheduled trip locations depends on the length of stay session and site selected.

 

HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA

A historical trip of AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE and LIBERTY and the formation of government. Campers will travel back in time to experience and feel the historic wonder of America’s legendary fight for independence in 1776 as they visit nearby historic Philadelphia. They will visit the birthplace the US Constitution, see the Liberty Bell, experience the culture and charm of the Reading Terminal Market, visit Chinatown and more.

 

liberty-bell independence-hall-philadelphia

 

STATUE OF LIBERTY &/or ELLIS ISLAND

This trip to one of America’s most famous landmarks does not take place every summer. When it does, the trip will retrace the steps of those immigrants who decided to make their new life in the US. Campers will tour Ellis Island (gateway to America) and/or the famous Statue of Liberty.

statue-of-liberty  horizons-statue-of-liberty

 

EXPERIENCE AMERICA’S FAVORITE PASTIME SPORT

Campers will enjoy a minor league baseball game in the scenic riverside stadium in Trenton, New Jersey to see the New York Yankees AAA affiliate team – the Trenton Thunder. Campers can enjoy a grilled hot dog, an exciting baseball game and watch the sun go down across the Delaware River! It is picture perfect American event.

 

baseball  baseball-game

 

AMERICAN HOME STAY EXPERIENCE

We think one of the highlights of this immersion experience will be an extraordinary opportunity for an overnight home stay. Our international campers making friends with American campers leads to a wonderful homestay opportunity. Campers can practice their newly learned and refined language skills in a warm and friendly home of an American family. This home stay provides an excellent opportunity for reciprocal cultural growth and exchange between the camper and the host family. Because this is a host family volunteer project, we cannot guarantee all campers will get a homestay experience, we do try to match as many of our international students with American host families as possible. For those who stay the full 4-week summer session, we try to provide a longer homestay 2-night host family experience.

 

american-homestay  horizons-homestay2  horizons-homestay3

 

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ADMISSION SESSIONS

Advantage-USA is also an international educational consulting company. We have helped many international students find a “great fit” school to attend for high school or university. Our team of consultants work very hard to place each student in a school that is a ‘right fit’ academically, socially and emotionally. During the summer camp we bring in admissions officers or headmasters from some of the leading area private schools to meet with and answer questions.

 

Because we also provide educational consulting, the opportunity to get to know our summer campers is extremely valuable when it comes to assisting them in finding the ‘right fit’ school for their high school choice.

 

CONSIDERING ATTENDING AN AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL?

For those students and families considering applying for and attending an independent middle or high school here in the United States, ADVANTAGE-USA specializes in American independent school placement for foreign students. We realize that finding the right school fit for your child is so important and finding that perfect fit is our priority every time! Our services include interview and admissions guidance as well as school selection. Allow our collection of consultants assist you in what can be a life-changing decision process. Contact us for more information by email at: info@Advantage-USA.org.

 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY TOUR/VISIT

We are fortunate to be very close to one of the world’s most prestigious universities-PRINCETON UNIVERSITY. We will spend some time walking, shopping and visiting the historic and quaint town of Princeton.

 

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

Each day, Horizons USA campers will play side by side with same age American peers as they enjoy a variety of games and activities as part of our local summer day camp. Games and activities may include: swimming, tennis, soccer, volleyball, hockey, basketball, softball, archery, low ropes course, and more. Other non-sport related activities include arts & crafts, nature, stage and theater, dance, off-campus trips, etc. The games and activities are meant to be fun and enjoyed by everyone regardless of their experience or skill.

 

horizons_hockey  horizons-games

 

That’s not all…

 

Campers may also take in a shopping trip to a nearby shopping mall, visit a museum, attend concerts and a movie, and play miniature golf and tennis, as well as attend area religious services. Campers can enjoy peaceful strolls around the safe and tranquil campus of Cairn University during their unstructured free time. The opportunities for making memories are endless and abundant!

 

Register Online Now!

Travel Arrangements

Travel Arrangements to and from the United States

Air Transportation: Air transportation is the sole responsibility of each participating family. Parents must arrange and purchase a round-trip ticket for their child. It is important that careful attention is paid to arrival and departure guidelines.

We have three major international airports to choose from:

  • John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport (2.5 hours from campus)
  • Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) (1.5 hours from campus)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) (35 minutes from campus)
  • Mercer County Airport (TTN)(15 minutes) FREE round trip transportation to and from this airport for all campers.

Or, campers may be dropped off by relatives or friends who live within driving distance to the campus.

Airport transportation: For those who do not have friends or relatives nearby who are able to pick up arriving campers and deliver them to the campus of Cairn University, we can provide for excellent, high quality transportation from three major area airports for an additional fee.

Arrival pick up and Departure delivery to:

TTN- any camper arriving and departing from Trenton/Mercer Airport will receive free airport transportation.

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) : $125 each way/ $250 round trip

Individual campers selecting the four-week session receive free airport transportation to & from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): $180 each way/ $300 round trip

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): $305 each way/ $580 round trip

Unaccompanied Traveling Minor Departure Fee. Please note, each airline may have different unaccompanied minor rules and regulations that involve additional surcharges. Please consult with your airline prior to booking your tickets. Some airlines require us to chaperone and accompany a minor to the actual boarding gate and remain present until the plane actually takes off before we are permitted leave the airport. Since travelers need to report to the airport 3 hours prior to international departures, it is necessary to charge families a unaccompanied minor chaperone fee for our staff to deliver and wait with an unaccompanied minor. The addition fee for attending to an individual unaccompanied minor is $ 95.00 to be added to the above listed airport delivery fee.

It is very important for registering families to communicate all established travel plans at least 4 weeks prior to the start of camp. Once details of an unaccompanied minor is confirmed with your airline, we will contact families if any additional unaccompanied minor charges apply.

Missing a flight or connecting flight. Once we have booked for and established airport transportation arrangements, those become a paid expense and no refunds will be given. If, for any reason, a traveling camper misses their originally scheduled flight or a connecting flight which causes previously established airport transportation to be cancelled or rescheduled, the cost to do so will be the full responsibility of the traveling campers’ family. Due to circumstances beyond our control, these rescheduled arrangements may come at an expense greater than those listed above. This expense must be paid for by the family and is not the responsibility of Camp Concepts or Horizons USA.

Arriving early/ Departing late. It is very difficult for us to accommodate travel plans for campers who are wanting to arrive early or stay later beyond our stated camp dates. If a camper needs to arrive earlier than the established camp start date or remain with us after the end of the camp session, the family agrees to pay for the additional stay at a rate of $175 per day or any portion of a day other than said start or end date. These arrangements should be made ahead of time and may only be done with the approval of Camp Concepts and Horizons USA. In some cases, early arrival or extended stay may not be possible due to dorm or staffing possibilities.

Once your flight information has been confirmed, please email us the flight information (or WeChat: SteveHaines) and we will arrange for ground transportation service from the airport to HORIZONS USA.

CAMPUS ARRIVAL: Campers should plan to arrive to the Cairn University campus between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the first day of the selected session.

DEPARTURE: Return Flight Transportation: For those traveling along, all return flights should be arranged between 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. from one of the above listed major airports. Those campers being picked up by friends or relatives should arrange for pick up between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on the last day of the session.

Travel Insurance: We require families to purchase travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances that may prevent your child from making or completing this trip. Please see the travel insurance information below.

 

Register Online Now!

 

VISA Information.

Upon completion of the registration form and deposit, we will email you an acceptance letter invitation. Although all countries are different, we did not have any VISA denials last year. Most campers apply for and receive the B2 visitor Visa. After registration, HORIZONS USA will send an acceptance/invitation letter stating the information needed to secure a travel Visa. We do not issue I-20 which are necessary to obtain an F-1 student Visa.

You should consult with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate about necessary travel visa requirements. Below is some helpful information that may help in planning your child’s trip. The information below can be seen by visiting:http://travel.state.gov/.

The B2 visotr visa allows a foreign citizen, to travel to the United States port-of entry and request permission of the U.S. immigration inspector to enter the U.S. The B2 “visitor” visa is a nonimmigrant visa for persons desiring to enter the United States temporarily for pleasure. Upon registering and paying the deposit, we provide families with an invitation letter that can be used to obtain your child’s visitor visa.

Currently, 35 countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program, as shown below:

Andorra Iceland Norway
Australia Ireland Portugal
Austria Italy San Marino
Belgium Japan Singapore
Brunei Latvia Slovakia
Czech Republic Liechtenstein Slovenia
Denmark Lithuania South Korea
Estonia Luxembourg Spain
Finland Malta Sweden
France Monaco Switzerland
Germany the Netherlands United Kingdom
Hungary New Zealand

 

Register Online Now!

 

Dates & Rates

horizons-group  horizons-2011

 

Session Dates

Horizons offers a variety of available sessions:

4-week stay: Sunday, July 16 – Sunday, August 13*

Individual campers selecting the four-week session receive free airport transportation to & from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

3-week stay: Sunday, July 16 – Saturday August 6.(We can also accommodate July 23-August 13 as well)

2-week stay (choose one option):

Option A: Sunday, July 16 – Sunday, July 30

Option B: Sunday, July 30 – Sunday, August 13
Please contact us directly before registering if you need a variation of the above-listed session dates.

Deposit and Registration

To register your child for this amazing opportunity, complete the following steps.

1. Register online by selecting this button:

Register Online Now!

 

2. Pay non-refundable $500 deposit at time of registration to reserve your child’s placement.

Following paid deposit, we will release a visa invitation/acceptance letter so that you may obtain your tourist visa.

 

To reach us by business mail ONLY:
HORIZONS USA
c/o Advantage-USA
Business Office: P.O. Box 304
Jamison, Pa. 18929

wechat-qr-codeWeChat: SteveHaineswechat-logo
Phone: 267-261-4098
Email: Advantage-USA@comcast.net
Website: http://www.Advantage-USA.org

 

HORIZONS USA TUITION FEE

Two-week Session: $2,945 USD

Three-week Session: $4,095 USD

Four-week Session: $4,975 USD

SAVE! Individual campers selecting the four-week session receive free airport transportation to & from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Pay tuition in full by March 1st and save $200!

Tuition includes room and board, all on-campus meals*, admission and entrance fees to all weekend trips, exciting day camp activities and night time activities, and a free Horizons USA camper t-shirt. Round trip airfare is the sole responsibility of the camper’s family. Tuition does not include discretionary spending money and a few off-campus lunches on weekend trips. Please refer to SPENDING MONEY section below. Initial deposit required at time of registration is $500 (US currency).

Sibling Discount: There is a $300 discount for 2nd child from the same family.

Enrollment for HORIZONS USA will remain open until July 11. If, for whatever reason, a camper withdraws between April 16 and May 15, families will be charged a cancellation fee of $400 and all other tuition monies (less initial $500 deposit) will be refunded. No refunds will be awarded after May 16. Any outstanding balance after that time can jeopardize your child’s attendance at HORIZONS USA and families may be assessed a $100 late payment penalty. You can pay your deposit and/or balance from our secure payment site by clicking this button:

Register Online Now!

Refund Policy: No refunds will be given after May 16th.

Select this link for Camp Participation Policies, including information about deposits and refunds, liability, behavior, camper removal, medical needs, and off-campus transportation.

horizons_july26e  horizons-kids-group

 

Register Online Now!

Cell Phone & Computer Policy

All campers need an adjustment period that will help reduce anxiety and alleviate homesickness. Upon arrival to HORIZONS, we encourage campers to place a call home, or SKYPE, to let parents know they have arrived safely. We do not want campers using their phones during the first week of camp. This will go a long way in allowing the kids to adjust to their new routine. After that first week, kids are permitted to call home during their evening free times only.Phones are not permitted any time during the camp day. If it is urgent that you speak with your child, please call either the HORIZONS USA camp office with Camp Concepts (at 267-261-4098) or the dorm supervisor who will arrange a time for the child to take the call.  Parents should feel free to add us to your WeChat account to see uploaded photos and posts:  SteveHaines   wechat-logo

Campers may bring a laptop or iPad with them but neither are required. You will want to make sure campers travel with the proper voltage converter and adapters.

If your child is having a difficult time adjusting to camp, or if there are any other questions or concerns, we will definitely call to discuss them with you. Our staff has been trained to work with campers who are homesick.

SKYPE:  If you have a SKYPE account, we can set up SKYPE sessions! Horizons.USA

Register Online Now!

Spending Money

We suggest that campers travel with additional discretionary spending money. Every person’s spending habits are different. Please discuss with your child how they will/should spend the money they travel with. We recommend that each camper travels with between $400 and $700 in American currency. Camper money can be kept in a locked safe so campers are not keeping it on their person or hidden in their room. Written verification of the amount of money that is deposited will be provided to each camper. Campers may withdraw any amount of money they need or want. Campers will simply sign a verification form for each withdrawal made. Camp Concepts will not tell campers how they can spend their money. We expect that all families will discuss spending habits prior to their arrival at camp. In addition, some families also choose to send campers with a Visa/Debit purchasing card.

Register Online Now!

Medical Forms & Travel Insurance

All necessary medical information is gathered on the registration form. Additional verification of the following booster shots is necessary. It is very difficult for us to track down forms so please take the necessary steps to make sure those forms are submitted in advance of the due date. Be sure to WeChat or email your child’s medical information or records to us.

To ensure the safety of all campers, HORIZONS USA requests verification on the camper history of the following immunizations:

  • MMR (2 shots)
  • POLIO (2 shots)
  • TETANUS, DIPTHERIA, and PERTUSSIS (Booster within last 7 years)
  • HEPATITIS B (3 shots)
  • VARICELLA (or proof of illness)
  • PPD (Purified Protein Derivative- Tuberculosis test)

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is designed to protect the person traveling and the family from losing the monies paid for or expenses incurred during this travel experience due to unforeseen and unplanned circumstances. We strongly encourage all campers/families to purchase additional camper travel/medical coverage.

This excellent coverage protects you for any unforeseen emergency that may result in your child not being able to make or complete the full trip, providing for emergency medical treatment that may be required during their stay, medical evacuation/repatriation and even baggage delay coverage. We highly recommend Abroad Insurance from the experienced people of Travmark.

Broad coverage areas include: 

  • TRIP CANCELLATION / TRIP INTERRUPTION
  • TRIP DELAY / MISSED CONNECTION
  • MEDICAL EXPENSE
  • MEDICAL EVACUATION / REPATRIATION
  • BAGGAGE DELAY

Please be sure to check off the immunization shots your child has received and indicate the date of the last shot when completing the online Medical Emergency Form.

We recommend all campers have a physical before coming to camp. PLEASE MAKE YOUR DOCTOR APPOINTMENT WELL IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVAL.

To receive a special rate, be sure to use the following link: https://buy.sevencorners.com/policygroup/HW7C29Q/HW35CCP/

**To obtain the lowest price, please identify “Camp Concepts” in the field for “Travel Supplier” when obtaining coverage.

Select this link to view the Abroad Insurance Summary of Benefits.

Select this link to view the TravMark Insurance Letter.

 

Register Online Now!

What to Bring

Suggested Packing List

CLOTHING: Average summer temperatures in eastern Pennsylvania range from 80 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 65-75 degrees at night.  Dorm rooms are air conditioned.

Socks (5 pair)
Underwear (7 pair)
Pajamas or nightgown
Lightweight shirts/T-shirts
Sweatshirt or hooded sweatshirt
Shorts (2 pair)
Long pants or jeans (2 pair)
Rain jacket or poncho or umbrella
Sweatpants
Bathing suit –  Swimming everyday, sometimes twice a day. (Western style board shorts are what most American boys wear)
Towels: bath towel & beach towel for the pool.
Flip flops
Sneakers (2 pair) (flip flops not permitted during camp day)
Shoes- nice occasions or church visits
Tevas or water shoes
One dressy outfit for dance party, Sunday church or Independent School reception events

 

horizons-swimminghorizons-archery

 

&nbps;

OTHER ESSENTIALS
Toilet kit for personal hygiene products
Small backpack for weekend day trips
Camera (batteries and/or charger) necessary adapter for US electricity current.

Valuables
Please be selective when deciding to bring irreplaceable valuables with you to camp.  We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Personal Listening Devices: Laptops, iPads, and Video Games
We realize these items are important to kids. Whereas we do not ban them from being brought on this trip, we do limit their use to evening free times and on weekend free times or in dorm rooms.  We also remind campers that they are responsible for these valuable items.

Luggage Weight & Packing Restrictions
Most airlines restrict the number of bags and the total weight of the luggage. Please check with your airline as to their packing limitations.

 

Register Online Now!

Daily Schedule

 

EXAMPLE OF DAILY SCHEDULE AND ACTIVITIES

Typical Monday through Friday sample schedule:

7:30 a.m.  Rise and shine

7:45 a.m.  Breakfast

9:00 a.m.  Camp day begins

3:00 p.m.  Camp day ends

3:30 to 5:00 p.m. HORIZONS USA English Academy

5:00-5:45 p.m.  Dinner

5:45-7:00 p.m.  Free time

7:00-9:00 p.m.  International camp activities, trips, special events, movies, swimming, games, etc.

9:00-9:30 p.m. Free time

10:30 p.m.  Lights out.

 

Schedule subject to change but is provided as a general reference guide.

 

One of the things that make this experience so valuable is that during the day, campers are fully immersed and engaged in various games and activities with same age, American kids. Summer day camp camp activities provide campers with the exposure to a wide variety of fun and active games and activities. Some of these activities may include: archery, sporting activities, various other large group games, swimming, tennis, hiking and more. These activities take place from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

horizons-pool  The College of New Jersey Swimming Pool

 

Example of Saturday Schedule:

8:30 a.m. Rise and shine

9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. Historical/cultural day trips off campus

5:30 p.m.  Dinner

6:15 p.m. Free time

7:00 to 9:30 p.m.  Special international camp activities, camp fire, etc.

 

The College of New Jersey, Tennis Courts  The College of New Jersey

 

Example of Sunday Schedule: (Except for homestay Sunday)

8:30 a.m.  Rise and shine

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:45 a.m.  Cultural sessions

12:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:00-4:00 p.m.  Free time

5:00 p.m.  Dinner

6:15 p.m.  Dorm Meeting or welcome session for arriving campers.

6:30 -9:30 p.m.  Free time

10:00  Ready for bed/  Lights out

Register Online Now!

Camper Behavioral Contract

Whereas participation in Camp Concepts’ Horizons USA is voluntary, campers and parents need to understand that we rely on camp acceptance and understanding that it is the responsibility of each camper to follow written and unwritten rules of safe behavior while enrolled in Horizons USA. We will work hard to instill a sense of community within the camp. Towards that end, we expect campers and staff to work together in a spirit of mutual respect. Each camper needs to accept responsibility for his/her own actions but should also look out for the best interest of others as well. We understand that even good kids may make a bad decision or use poor judgment at times, and we will address those situations with care and concern for each individual involved. However, there are those extreme situations when campers will not be given a second chance and may be asked to leave Horizons USA.

Types of things that will not be tolerated: use of illegal drugs or alcohol, threats or acts of violence or aggression, stealing, leaving dormitory or campus without staff supervision, consistent disrespect and disobedience. Again, we work very hard to handle each situation with care and concern and certainly do not expect any problems. Parent and camper must sign the behavioral contract on the registration form that clearly states that if a camper were to be asked to leave Horizons USA due to bad behavior, it would be at the sole expense of the family to immediately book and pay for a return flight and no tuition would be refunded. Please speak to your child in advance of departure so they understand these expectations.

Ownership

Horizons USA is owned and operated by Advantage-USA. Advantage-USA is a subsidiary of Camp Concepts, which is also owned and operated by Steve Haines, President. Camp Concepts owns and operates summer camp programs for kids Little Buds Day Camp, Expressions Day Camp, and Big Oak Day Camp.

If you have any questions, please call Steve Haines, 267-261-4098, WeChat: SteveHaines or email at: Advantage-USA@comcast.net.

You may also WeChat at: SteveHaines

Business Mail only: P.O. Box 304, Jamison, PA 18929
Email: Advantage-USA@comcast.net
Phone: Steve Haines: 267-261-4098
WeChat: SteveHaines
Skype: Horizons.USA
EIN#: 74-3082740

Account Services: 
Linda Schloo
Phone: 215-285-2537
Email: accounts@campconcepts.org

Register Online Now!

Photo Galleries

Select a photo gallery below to see images from that gallery, or select a video to play that video.

Horizons USA Gallery

Horizons USA

Horizons USA Videos


Testimonials

Again, I am very thankful for your hospitality and kindness you all have shown to Honoka during her stay at your camp. All of us, her parents and other relatives who assisted her to be there, are very impressed with her improvement in her English skills. And they would like to not only express their thanks to you and your family but also the English teacher. BTW, we don’t have her name nor her address. Could you share her complete mailing address with us? And we can send a separate "Thank you" note to her. We really appreciate your wonderful camp and I hope we meet again sometime. Unfortunately, I had another appointment on 8th, and we needed to rush out. I wish I had an opportunity to talk with you and your family before I left and properly thank you all for what you all have done for Honoka. She truly enjoyed the camp. With many thanks.

Reiko, Aunt of 16-year-old girl from Japan

This was the first time that our 12-year-old boy joined a summer program in the US. As a non-native English speaker, he took no time in falling in love with the site and the variety of the program of Horizons USA. Justin had a wonderful time; every day since he came back, he has been sharing with us those fun times and a variety of stories. At his birthday party, weeks after coming back to China, he demonstrated his marshmallow-roasting skills he learned at Steve's backyard, which impressed his buddies. This experience was very helpful in widening those kids' horizons, which could have longer-term impact in their lives. I am glad seeing Justin is getting more independent, and more considerate of others. He is willing to take a challenge of SSAT and decided to apply for the best school in Shanghai to sharpen his English skills. We know how much you, Ruth, other teachers and leaders did in making it so successful. We really appreciate your passion and professionalism. Upon coming back, he asked a question 'Can we go again next year?' Seems he bought back everything and did not miss a single sock!

Lily, Mother of 12-year-old boy from China

Just want to drop a line to tell you that Yining and we are all very satisfied with her camp experience. It is great that you offered the opportunity to international students to learn American culture. Yining has told us numerous times that you and your staff were very, very nice to her, she really appreciated it. She wanted to come back next summer, did she mention that to you? Now, back in China, she is seriously considering applying George School. Thanks for all the great experiences she got from the summer camp. It will be a great learning experience if she will have her high school experience there. I am sure we will ask you for advice when it is closer to the time for her to apply to the school (thanks in advance).

Ying, Mother of 14-year-old girl from China

We had great time in the States this summer, kids love your camp a lot, don't even want to go back China. We all think your summer camp is very successful, of course we'd love to introduce it to our friends.

Mother of Oscar, 10-year-old boy from China

I am a 17 years old Chinese girl. I took part in the HORIZONS USA summer camp. It was really a special time in my life. Until now, I still remember everything about it! At the camp, I met many friends and improved my English very well. I love the camp. At the same time, I hope more people can join us!

Ann (camper) from China

We would like to send you our sincere gratitude for your kindness at the summer camp. Our sons were extremely satisfied with what they have experienced at their first overseas camp with the warmest help from you, your family and your staffers. Because of you, our sons did not feel homesickness despite the fact that it was their first experience to leave from us this long. Our sons are still feeling excited when talking about your camp. Yotaro had a great time trying a various kind of sports in the great surroundings in the state of Pennsylvania, and Sotaro was impressed with himself making international friends for the first time. We strongly believe that this experience will be one of the greatest assets that our sons will bring throughout their life time. Again, this is because of your warmest assistance. We thank you once again.

Makoto & Tamaki (parents) of boys from Japan

I'm really glad to participate in the HORIZONS USA! I did lots of physical exercise and kinds of special activities which I had never done before. I met many new foreign friends, they are from different countries, we communicated then learned different cultures. All the people here are really kind, we were together like a big family. I also took a Homestay, this time was wonderful! I improved my spoken English a lot, especially I'm an 11 grade student who takes AP Program and will go to America to go to college. This special experience gives me confidence and determination to work hard so that I can go to an ideal university in the future, to feel American culture again, to improve myself, and to meet my dear friends again! Thanks for the HORIZONS USA!

Chinese Student: Monica Xue

年暑假在HORIZONS USA的生活令我受益匪浅。作为一个即将去美国读大学的高一学生,半个月的夏令营生活让我对美国的社会形态和教育理念有了大致的概念,不仅认识了各国的伙伴,也在寄宿家庭中感受到了美国人的家庭理念。美国人懂得如何有效地管理和利用时间去达到自己的目的,孩子们在营中通过进行各种活动,懂得如何团队协作。颇为重要的一点是:生命在于运动。美国的孩子从小就参与各种运动,这为他们日后的学习和生活创造了绝佳的本钱。中国的孩子因紧张的课业已经放弃了太多的运动时间,在最青春的年华感受不到激情与活力,这真的是很大的遗憾。此次美国之行让我坚定了出国深造的信念,让我更有动力走向我理想的大学,去体验一种更为先进、自主、人文的教育,去感受不一样的文化氛围。

暑假 中国营员:薛茗溪