Flying Horse Farms provides magical, transformative camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families – free of charge. Located in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, the camp opened its gates in 2010 and hosts about 900 children and families each year.
The children who attend camp have illnesses including cancer, heart conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, blood disorders, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders and craniofacial anomalies. Flying Horse Farms has designed every detail of the camp experience to help our campers leave sickness behind while they’re here.
Swimming, boating, fishing, canine therapy, high ropes, archery and arts and crafts are just the beginning of the adventure at Flying Horse Farms. Each activity is designed to ensure every camper can participate and feel a sense of pride, accomplishment and freedom.
Flying Horse Farms boasts the support of eight Ohio children’s hospitals and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Campers receive first-rate care on-site health center, The WellNest, staffed 24/7 by medical professionals from children’s hospitals across Ohio and the Midwest.
The farm is part of the SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by Paul Newman almost 30 years ago. Today, there are 30 camps and programs serving the needs of children and families around the world. They’re purposefully designed to foster independence, resilience and personal growth, helping children to see beyond the limits of their medical conditions and experience all that life has to offer.