Horizons Student Enrichment Program 


Save the Date! Our 21st Anniversary Gala, Havana on the Horizon honoring Maggie Riker will be Saturday, November 12, 2016. Click here for event, sponsorship and ticket information. 


2016 Honoree Maggie Riker, photo courtesy of Avery Brighton, Shine Bright Studios.


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Please enjoy this video created by our Horizons Upper School Students.


Horizons at Rumson Country Day School has operated on our campus for twenty-one years. Each summer, Horizons offers a six-week academic, cultural and recreational enrichment program to at-risk students from a diverse, low-income population. Our students are in grades K-8 and live primarily in the Red Bank, NJ area. Horizons' goal is to offer more than 225 students the opportunity to attend Horizons during the summer.  


  • To prevent or reduce summer learning loss amongst Horizons students
  • To foster lifelong desire for learning
  • To provide cultural experiences and social growth
  • To insure that all Horizons children learn to swim, an important life skill that saves lives and builds confidence


Volunteers are an essential component of the Horizons programs.  Volunteers support our professional teachers, offer cultural and recreational programs, and assist our chef in providing nutritional meals. Many RCDS alumni and their parents serve as volunteers to the Horizons children. Volunteer applications for Summer 2016 are now available.


Horizons is able to operate thanks to the generous support from Rumson Country Day School, community-minded individuals, foundations, corporations and other charitable organizations. The cost of sending one child to Horizons for the summer is approximately $2,200.


Best in the Nation

Horizons National received the 2010 Excellence in Summer Learning Award from the National Summer Learning Association.  Horizons also earned national recognition from the Wallace Foundation as one of the premier summer learning programs.

Horizons in the News

Hoops for Horizons Kick-Off Event

Horizons Pure Platinum 20th Anniversary Gala Honoring Jim and Teresa Maguire and Family


Volunteer Information

We have volunteer options available both in the summer and in our after-school program. 

For those interested in school-year volunteering, please email horizons@rcds.org.

Our 2017 Summer Volunteer Application will be posted in early 2017.

Our Mission:

Horizons is an enrichment program designed to promote the potential of a diverse population of children from low-income families. Guided by a professional faculty in a nurturing environment, the program emphasizes academics, the arts, intramural sports, swimming, and social growth. Horizons is committed to the development of the whole child through experiences that enhance self-esteem, foster awareness of community responsibility, build problem-solving skills, and encourage a life-long interest in learning. Horizons emphasizes a commitment to social responsibility, community service, and diversity.  

For more information or to donate, please contact:

Lori Hohenleitner,
Executive Director

PO Box 52
Rumson, NJ 07760

732.842.0527, ext. 5438

Horizons Advisory Board

Patty Whittemore

Vice Presidents
Jane Orr
Lynn Spector, MSW 

Donna Gibson

Jim Maguire

Nikki Alpert
Maryann Baret
John Devlin
Hilary DiPiero
Rebecca Donington
Carol Kane
Melanie Landers
Sam Litvin, MD
Maureen Lloyd
Eileen O'Hern Luby
Lore Macdonald
Alison Maloney
Kevin Nicholas
Whitney C. Slade - RCDS Head of School
Kim Tsimbinos


Our program is an affiliate of Horizons National
Learn more at www.horizonsnational.org.

Find Us

The Rumson Country Day School
35 Bellevue Ave Rumson NJ 07760
732-758-6528 fax 
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