Flying Horse Farms provides magical, transformative camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families - free of charge. Located on 200 acres in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, camp first opened its gates in 2010 and hosts about 900 children and families each year.
Flying Horse Farms is the first camp in the Midwest to become a full member of SeriousFun Children's Network. Founded in 1988 by actor, philanthropist and Ohio native Paul Newman, the Network is a community of independently managed and financed camps and programs creating opportunities for children with serious illnesses and their families. SeriousFun has evolved from one camp to a global community serving 864,000 children and families across five continents.
The children who attend camp have illnesses including cancer, heart conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, blood disorders, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders and facial anomalies.
At Flying Horse Farms, for a weekend or week at a time, being sick takes a backseat to being a kid. And fun is priority number one. Campers participate in activities like swimming, boating, fishing, archery, high ropes and arts and crafts. Campers receive first-rate care at our on-site health center, staffed 24/7 by medical professionals from children's hospitals across Ohio and beyond.
Flying Horse Farms is an ACA-Accredited Camp with the American Camp Association.