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 2020

Mini-Camp Weekend will be March  21 & 22, 2020 — camper registration is now open!

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Camp Week will be August 23-28, 2020 — get excited! We don’t know what our theme will be yet, but it’s sure to be awesome!

Counselors in Training

Graduated campers are eligible to be CITs if they are exactly 18 years old as of August 23, 2020. 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!