Online Camper Registration -- Coming in January
Mini-Camp Weekend: March 21 & 22, 2015
The Latest CRS Scoop
It's Newsletter Time!Our Fall Newsletter is now available! Find out what it's like to be a new counselor at Camp Rising Sun, see who in the CRS family got married over the summer, catch up on our inventor camper, check out a recap and photos from Camp Week 2014, and much, much more!
Camp Week -- Our Most Entertaining Week Ever!Camp Rising Sun campers got to experience all of their favorite shows without ever turning on the TV as we celebrated CRSTV week. From Survivor to the Amazing Race, American Ninja Warrior and You Think You Can Dance (with a CSI-like mystery to solve, just for fun) we had tons of fun with friends new and old. Check out all of the fun in our photo albums.
Our Biggest Fundraiser Ever -- The $100,000 Challenge!We are excited and pleased to announce that the $100,000 challenge was a HUGE success! The Yvette and Arthur Eder Foundation offered to match every donation made to Camp Rising Sun between June 1 and July 15. Our amazingly generous supporters rose to the challenge and hit the $100,000 mark, meaning CRS will receive the full matching grant. Thank you, thank you to everyone who donated!
Help Camp While You Shop!
Camp Rising Sun has partnered with the Amazon Smile program. Simply use the link below when ordering on Amazon, and a portion of your purchase price will go to benefit Camp Rising Sun. Easy, huh? And perfect for all of your holiday shopping!
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Who We Are
Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation
Although the long-term goal of the Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation is to ensure that all children in the future will have the opportunity to attend camp free of charge, the Foundation currently supports Camp Risng Sun in many ways, including:
This website is owned and operated by the Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation
Camp Rising Sun Mission Statement
Camp Rising Sun is a camp for children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Children ages 5 - 17 attend camp free of charge. Our 'Senior Campers' (16- and 17-year-olds) can apply to be part of our "Leader in Training" program. Run by former camper Katie Link, the LIT program is designed to give campers who may want to come back as counselors an opportunity to take on more responsibility, help with younger campers, and plan activities.
Camp is staffed by volunteer counselors who give a week of their time, love and energy. We have a pediatric oncologist and three nurses on campus 24-hours a day to tend to medical needs.
Camp Rising Sun started with 8 children in its first year and has grown to over 100 campers. 2013 will mark our 30th anniversary!
Check out our informational video on YouTube.com!
Situated on the shores of Triangle Lake in the northwest hills of Connecticut, Camp Jewell YMCA offers:
Children participate at their own level and take part in all activities under careful, qualified supervision.
Click here to visit the Camp Jewell YMCA website and for more information on the facility!
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