Weekends in the Country

Weekends in the Country Overnights are recreation and respite opportunities offered from September to May. Campers arrive on Saturday morning and return home Sunday afternoon. Uniquely themed weekends are conducted through the year with an opportunity to celebrate the New Year featuring the best party in town.

Every Weekend in the Country Overnight sees campers enjoying the same variety, camaraderie and opportunities for learning provided by summer camp, in an action packed, theme based weekend developed by our creative team and filled with fun, new experiences, and friendship.

Camp Team

Michelle Heimall

Michelle Heimall

Director of Health and Operations

Michelle has been with the camp team since 1992, working as Language Arts instructor, counselor and other positions until becoming Director of Health and Operations.  She has a degree in Music Therapy and a Master’s in Special Education. She supervises the nursing team and connects all campers and families to their registration needs. She and her husband, longtime Horizons employee Lance, keep chickens and bees. Michelle also enjoys gardening and Merlot.

Michelle Heimall

Director of Health and Operations

Scott Lambeck

Scott Lambeck

Director of Camp and Facilities

Scott joined Horizons in 2002 after receiving his BS in Sport and Leisure Management from Eastern Connecticut State University.  He was formerly on the Executive Board of Connecticut Camping Association as Treasurer and currently serves on the board of the American Camp Association New England as a Vice President.  Scott also serves as a member of the Windham Planning and Zoning Commission and is active in the Willimantic community.  Scott met his wife, Amy, at camp, and their children, Madeline and Everett, love being part of the Camp Team.

Scott Lambeck

Director of Camp and Facilities

Amon Gitau

Amon Gitau

Director of Camp Social Work

Amon joined Horizons in 2003 as an international camp counselor from Kenya.  He continued to work at Horizons as a support coach at Supported Employment, Supported Living and Educational Support Services.  In 2011 he graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a BA in Social work. In 2018 he graduated with a Masters of Social Work from University of Saint Joseph with a concentration on Veterans and their families.

Amon Gitau

Director of Camp Social Work

Emily Savino

Emily Savino

Director of Camp Administration

Emily Savino

Director of Camp Administration