Sunrise Day Camp, for children ages 3 1/2 - 16, is the only dedicated full summer day camp in the world for children with cancer and their siblings. It is a camp designed to meet the emotional, social, recreational and physical needs of these children while allowing them to enjoy the comforts and safety of their own homes at night.
There are sleepaway camps that provide a great experience during the summer months, but Sunrise offers benefits that a resident camp can’t. We can provide a true camping experience while not removing children from their familiar surroundings. Sunrise also serves to compliment the sleep away camp experience because many last only one to two weeks.
Best of all, Sunrise Day Camp is offered free of charge to all children being treated for cancer on a non-sectarian basis. By raising the needed funds from outside sources instead of charging the parents, we can help to alleviate some of the costs, and the related stress, that parents incur caring for a sick child throughout the year.
They currently have 4 camps: Wheatley Heights, NY; Pearl River, NY; & even both Beer Sheva and Yehuda, Israel. And they plan on opening 2-4 new camps in the next 12-24 months.
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