More than 800 students to participate in Horizons camp

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- A record number of more than 800 middle and high school students will be at Freed-Hardeman University this week for Horizons camp.

On Sunday, the students from across the nation, grades 7th through 12th, registered for the first day of the 34th annual event. This year the theme of the camp is "Before His Throne."

Last year, the camp hosted 875 students and this year they're hosting 886. Coordinators say the camp teaches about ministries like prison visitation, community service and disaster relief.

Participants that have been going for years say they get to learn about Christian leadership.

"My first year here I met a lot of friends and I like to come back and see them," Aubrey Buttrum said, a camp participant. "And it's also a great opportunity to get closer to God and get closer with a lot of people that you love."

Coordinators say they have participants from Haiti and New Zealand.

The camp ends Friday morning.


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