Maybe you know a family with a child who would benefit from visiting Flying Horse Farms, or maybe you are that family. Either way, this new camp, just northeast of Columbus, is one that everyone should know about.

Flying Horse Farms opened this past Saturday, April 2, in Mt. Gilead (just off I-71 North). Several years in the making, it’s basically a 200-acre farm for kids who are battling serious illnesses. They’re already a provisional member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, which is a group founded in 1988 by the late actor Paul Newman. Until now, a child from around here who qualified to visit one of these 22 camps (always for free) had to travel quite a ways to get to one. Flying Horse Farms will be the first in the Midwest.

According to the group, Flying Horse Farms will provide “week-long sessions for children from Ohio and surrounding states who have arthritis, severe asthma, cancer, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disease, heart disease, hemophilia and other related blood disorders and sickle cell disease.” The site will be staffed by medical professionals and volunteer counselors.

For more information about Flying Horse Farms, for yourself or for someone you care about, or to find out how you can help them, visit their website at www.FlyingHorseFarms.org or call them at 614-416-7100.