COLUMBUS (WCMH) — This summer, we visited Flying Horse Farms for the 100th camp session. It’s a magical place where campers with serious illnesses can relax and just focus on having fun. The camp is free to attend with a full hospital staff specializing in their needs.
Since the beginning of Flying Horse Farms, Abercrombie and Fitch employees have been involved through painting, decorating, and volunteering. In recent years, the company decided to take that relationship a step further setting up a counselor program.
The counselor program allows associates to volunteer at any Serious Fun camp in the world for a week with no cost and no vacation time used. It’s a program that is highly competitive among A&F associates worldwide.
“The fact that we just offer them fun is a humbling, once-in-a-lifetime experience that our associates feel very privileged to be a part of” said Aubree Jones, senior director of human resources at A&F.
A&F has also made a considerable monetary commitment which is being funded partly through the A&F challenge. A music festival held annually on the Abercrombie and Fitch campus. Last year’s event drew 4,400 guests and raised $3.5 million.
“Our associates really are the energy behind our entire partnership with serious fun and flying horse farms” said Fran Horowitz, A&F CEO.
This year’s A&F challenge will take place on Sept. 7. The event features a 5k, food, beverages and live music featuring Fitz and the Tantrums. Tickets are $75 for adults and $25 for kids at www.anfchallenge.org