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Testimonials for Horn Field Campus 

"Our staff thinks that you all did an excellent job at all the activities, and for accommodating so many students so quickly--all glowing reviews! They said they all enjoyed the experience, as well as the kids!  And of course...we love coming to Horn Field and working with you guys!"
Jennifer Peters,  TRiO Upward Bound Program Manager
John Wood Community College
Our visit went very well.  I think we might make this an outing each year!  The interns loved it.  I have been attending their presentations this week and continue to hear how much they loved it.  I think it really helps to push them out of their comfort zone and teach them the value of team work.  The statement I heard the most was that they felt accomplished!  They were proud to be able to say that they did it.  Thank you again for a great program!  Your staff were very professional and helpful and made the ones that were nervous feel more at ease.
Fiona Pryor,  IL Recruiter
Dot Foods, Inc.
We were very happy with your staff and the facility; it was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you again for working with our schedule and the potential weather. … I’ve already had the opportunity to speak with a few other coaches, and I have encouraged them to consider contacting you in the future.
Josh Fugitt, High School English & Physical Education Teacher
Elmwood High School
I just wanted to express my gratitude to all for helping make our 3rd annual PEHS Madrigal Singers retreat at Horn Field Lodge a success!  This event has been something myself and my students greatly look forward to all year long.  It is such a wonderful weekend to get away from distractions and focus on becoming a unit.  The memories and lessons learned throughout the weekend will stay with these kids forever.  Thanks again and we look forward to returning next fall!  
Aubrey Dunham,  Director of Choirs
Plainfield East High School
The CYFS staff and campers had the time of their lives at Horn Field Campus this summer. What a great experience for all. EVERYONE LOVED IT!  We love the HFC staff, their professionalism, knowledge and humor.  The kids will be talking about this for years to come.
Carrie Depoy, Youth Services Supervisor
Center for Youth and Family Services
Our group really enjoyed your facilities in our time on the high ropes course this morning.  Your staff did a great job of making us feel welcome, keeping us safe and they were enjoyable as well.  The activities gave us an opportunity to facilitate some helpful discussions with our students during lunch.  Thank you very much!
Tim Dougherty
Lighthouse Baptist Church
Quincy, Illinois
Thank you for all that you did to make our youth conference a success!  Everyone had a wonderful time and it was definitely the highlight of our weekend.  I appreciate the time, effort, and care you took to accommodate our large group.  Abby Schlag, LDS Youth Conference Coordinator.
Abby Schlag
LDS youth conference
Each year at the beginning of the Fall semester, we always send our Monmouth College Residence Life student staff members to Horn Field Campus for staff bonding activities. Every year, our staff teams return excited with a better sense of teamwork and trust. Thank you and your staff for providing this wonderful resource, as each year it has helped our staff start the year off on the right foot!
John N. Salazar, Jr.
Director of Housing Operations
Monmouth College
The Quad Cities Women's Outdoor Club had a fantastic time at Horn Field Campus. The price is right, the staff is phenomenal, everything is clean and organized. The night hike and the high ropes course were the highlights of our visit in August 2011. We are already planning a date to come back in the spring to try the climbing tower, the swing, and then maybe staying two days so we can get some hiking and paddling in at Lake Argyle. Check out Horn Field Campus, it is a great opportunity to commune with nature and learn something new about yourself.
Christine Ciasto
'99, '04, '08
The Gale Scholars program is a collaborative partnership between Knox College, the Galesburg local school district, and Carl Sandburg community college, created to encourage and support higher education aspirations and success in the target population of academically promising first-generation and income eligible youth within District 205. Our 15 newly selected students begin their summer school experience with a trip to Horn Field Campus each year. Our students come from two different junior high schools with some of the students knowing each other and some not. The team building exercises and experience in the morning begins the formation of a bond that will remain intact throughout their high school and college years. The high ropes course in the afternoon provides both mental and physical challenges that remain a highlight for our Gale Scholars students. While there are always tears of fear in the beginning, they have always turned into tears of joy and success after the experience. Every student that has participated has been successful in one way or another. When I ask graduating seniors their best memories, the Horn Field day is always mentioned.
Les Hunter
Program Director, Gale Scholars
We are so thankful for Horn Lodge; and as you know, have enjoyed MANY wonderful holidays there. It's become woven into the fabric of our family. Nothing could be better. It's like we are the characters in a Norman Rockwell painting. Great thanks to all that contribute to it being so nice.
Bridgid Roark