Flying Horse Farms brightens the holiday season for all with their new twinkling, seasonal light display “Light Up Camp” drive-through event in Mt. Gilead.
Flying Horse Farms hosts medical specialty camps and on-site programming. When camps were put on hold in 2020, they came up with a way to bring joy to everyone this holiday season, including high risk individuals who need to avoid public places. Light Up Camp allowed their campers to visit their beloved camp in a safe way.
New visitors get a glimpse at the facility that has offered healing, hope, and adventure to children for more than ten years, along with some holiday fun.
Flying Horse Farms “flips the switch” on “Light Up Camp” on Thanksgiving, November 25, and is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening through December 26, including Christmas Eve and Christmas.
The half-mile drive through the property will feature festively decorated camp buildings, and showcase a 10-minute animated light show at the center of camp. All visitors must remain in their cars for the entire event.
The light display includes more than 8,000 individual bulbs and more than 3 miles of lights.
The event is free, but donations are highly appreciated and suggested. Donations are used for camps and programming to allow children with severe medical conditions to enjoy a camp experience.
Flying Horse Farms “Light Up Camp” schedule
Fridays/Saturdays: 6 – 10 p.m., last car admitted at 9:30 p.m.
Sundays: 6 – 8:30 p.m., last car admitted at 8 p.m.
Thanksgiving: 6 – 10 p.m., last car admitted at 9:30 p.m.
About Flying Horse Farms
Flying Horse Farms is a medical specialty camp that provides healing, transformative experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families, free of charge. Located in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, camp first opened its gates in 2010 and hosts about 900 children and families each year.
The camp serves children ages 8-17 and their families, from Ohio and beyond. Our campers have medical conditions including cancer, heart conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, blood disorders, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders, and facial differences. To learn more, visit www.flyinghorsefarms.org.