Campers | Camp Rising Sun


Camp Rising Sun is open to any child aged 5-17 who has had a diagnosis of cancer, whether they are still in treatment or in remission. Campers participate with the approval of their doctors.


Camp Rising Sun takes place at the YMCA’s Camp Jewell, located in Colebrook, Connecticut. To assist campers living far from Colebrook, Camp Rising Sun offers bus transportation to camp from Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut.

Mini-Camp 2017

Mini-Camp Weekend will be March  25 & 26, 2017 — camper registration is now open!

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Camp Week will be August 20-25, 2017 — get excited! Our theme is going to be the Around the World, so get ready to see the sights and taste the tastes, all without leaving our home away from home!

Counselors in Training

Graduated campers are eligible to be CITs if they are exactly 18 years old as of August 21, 2016. For more information on the CIT Program, click here.

Camper Packing List

We’ve put together a recommended packing list for Camp Week — check it out!