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Welcome to Horizons Unlimited

Horizons Unlimited is located at 1636 Parkview Circle Salisbury, North Carolina
Empowering our communities to explore science and the natural world.

To mobilize our communities by bridging the gap between the opportunities of today and the possibilities of tomorrow.

Horizons Unlimited Summer Camp 2019

June 17-21 Time Warp Camp in partnership with the Rowan Museum (rising 3rd - 5th graders) explores Rowan County's early history. Students will visit historical properties in downtown Salisbury including the Utzman Chambers House, the Old English Cemetery, Freedman’s Cemetery and the Old Stone House near Granite Quarry. Each participant will have the opportunity to experience Colonial living through the following activities during the week-long camp:

  • Create a journal and practice writing with a quill
  • Locate historical burials and learn local stories of notable Salisburians
  • Learn how to shape and mold punched tin
  • Experience candle dipping, weaving fabrics and rugs, gardening, and outdoor cooking, 
  • Introduction to recognizing antiques and artifacts

Time: 8am - 2pm
Cost: $120.00

Contact the Rowan Museum to register - (704) 633-5946


June 17-20 Out and About with Mr. Neil Season 1 (Repeat)

Rising 1st and 2nd

Being outside and exploring the outdoors is the MOST FUN EVER! Kids will interact the outdoors and amazing critters in a safe, fun, and exciting environment. Trips to area ecosystems and a chance to be a “junior curator” of the museum at Horizons allow junior environmentalists to bring the museum to life for future visitors!

Time: 8am - 3pm
Cost: $100.00

Register through Horizons Unlimited – (704)639-3004


June 24 – 27 Creepers, Pikachu, and Harry Camp

Rising 3rd through 6th

Prepare to explore the three of the most famous fantasy worlds of the past decade. What makes these worlds and their unique characters a phenomenon? Join this camp and explore all three with fellow followers!

Time: 8am - 3pm
Cost: $100.00

Register through Horizons Unlimited – (704)639-3004


July 8-11 Space Camp

Celebrate the 50thanniversary of the Apollo moon landing with Space Camp!  Shoot rockets, build a robot rover, and solve problems on the way to Space.  The moon is our focus all week, but we will also be exploring current and future space missions.  Join us for a week of astronomy fun! 

Rising 4th through 6th

Time: 8am - 3pm
Cost: $120.00

Register through Horizons Unlimited – (704)639-3004


July 8-11 SHS STEM Camp

July 15-18 SHS STEM Camp

July 22 – 25 SHS STEM Camp

Choose One or Two Weeks to attend

Focused on enriching experiences for students who are passionate about Science and Math. This camp allows them to dive deeper into topics and have rich experiences outside of the traditional classroom. The sessions are taught by local teachers and the camp structure allows them to branch out and teach a subject in which they have a personal interest.

Rising 6th– 9th

Register through Salisbury High School – (704)636-1221


July 8-12 Camp Invention at Horizons

Camp Invention is one week in the summer where your child’s creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills are challenged and developed in fun and exciting ways. Our top priority is to inspire future innovators and build their confidence in the natural ability to dream and create.

Register online - https://www.invent.org/programs/camp-invention


July 29-Aug 1 Culinary Camp

Does your student love to cook?  This is the camp for you!  We will learn the basics of food safety, baking, knife skills, and planning meals all while having a BLAST. We will be working with the experts of Rowan-Salisbury Schools Food Service department and local restaurateurs who are leaders in the field of food service and hospitality.  Future chefs will be in the making! 

Rising 7th -10th

Time: 8am - 3pm
Cost: $120

Register through Horizons Unlimited – (704)639-3004


Winter Story Walk 2019 on display


On January 17, approximately 40 third, fourth, and fifth grade students from Koontz Elementary participated in a Winter Squash Tasting hosted by Rowan-Salisbury Food Services.  School Nutrition Supervisor, Janice Peacock, along with the cafeteria staff from Koontz Elementary prepared four varieties of squash in different styles for students to taste.  Students tasted butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash and kabocha squash as an afternoon snack.  The brown sugar and cinnamon butternut squash was definitely a favorite among the students. 

This partnership between Koontz Elementary and School Food Services is part of the Whole Kids Foundation Grant which was awarded to Koontz last Spring. Students are planting, harvesting, donating, and preparing fruits and vegetables in an effort to encourage more students to eat fresh foods rather than highly-processed items.  This is the second event that has been held and we hope to have more events in the future to encourage students to try a variety of new fruits and vegetables that they can grow themselves in their gardening space.

Many thanks to these two Junior Beta Club volunteers for their litter pick up last month! Service minded students making a difference on the nature trail.

Beta Club Volunteers

Shows and Events


Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium

Our 30-foot dome ceiling, theater seating for 72, and original star projector continue to amaze audiences of all ages and backgrounds. We have recently added a homemade mirror-dome like system that allows us to present multiple formats and amaze audiences in a whole new immersive environment!

Native American Artifact Collection

The exhibit showcases a wide variety of North Carolina Indian tools, baskets and weaponry. Also included is part of the Peter Cooper collection of arrowheads, spear points and other remnants of area tribes.


Experience a two-story, moist, tropical environment with colorful vegetation such as banana trees, palms, ferns and orchids. Discover a wide variety of aquatic life forms, such as zooplankton, aquatic insects, mollusks, crustaceans and freshwater fish species 

Setzer School

This is a 19th century one-room log schoolhouse originally used in southern Rowan County. It is furnished to show a typical school of that time period. Visitors recreate a school day by studying reading, writing, and arithmetic.

Smith Exploratorium-Nature Trail

Hike along nature trails and boardwalks to see a wetland forest rarely found in the inner Piedmont of North Carolina. This 34-acre study area is recognized in the NC Registry of Natural Heritage areas for outstanding natural value.