Camp Rising Sun
A place where kids with cancer HAVE FUN and SMILE!


Who We Are

Camp Rising Sun Mission Statement

Camp Rising Sun exists so that all who come can have fun, improve familiar skills, learn new skills and develop self-confidence by joining in camp activities in a secure positive place.

Camp Rising Sun is a camp for children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Children ages 5 - 17 attend camp free of charge. In addition, we implemented in 2007 a 'Counselor in Training' program for 17 & 18 years old to apply for. 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. 2008 will mark our 25th anniverary!

Situated on the shores of Triangle Lake in the northwest hills of Connecticut, Camp Jewell YMCA offers:

  • Modern, heated cabins with fireplaces, carpeting and lounges
  • 500 beautiful wooded acres
  • Waterfront with sandy beach
  • Playing fields, basketball and tennis courts
  • ROPES course
  • An infirmary
  • Well lit ampitheater for performances, dances and ceremonies
  • An arts and crafts studio
  • Working farm

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!

We are pleased to announce that our camp is an accredited camp of the American Camping Association. Click here for more info!



This site is provided by Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation. ©2006-2014 Camp Rising Sun.