Welcome to Camp Rising Sun!

Camp Rising Sun is a special place that feels like home for our campers!

This amazing program is open to Any Child Aged 5-17

who has ever faced a diagnosis of cancer, as well as their siblings. Campers can be in treatment, in remission, or anywhere in between.

During Camp Week—the best week of the year—campers make new friends, participate in traditional summer camp activities, and have the most fun possible! An extraordinary group of highly trained, caring, and fun-loving counselors and medical staff volunteer their time to make camp a safe and nurturing environment.

Thanks to our incredible donors and supporters, all campers are able to attend completely free of charge.

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About Camp Jewell

Camp is held in Colebrook, Connecticut at Camp Jewell, a YMCA campground set on 500 beautiful, wooded acres. Campers sleep in comfortable cabins with heat, electricity, and bathrooms.

Camp Jewell has it all—from a sandy beach along Triangle Lake and a ropes course, to an arts & crafts studio and an amphitheater for performances, plus so much more!

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CAMP is generously sponsored by:

  • Connecticut Childrens
  • Saint John Bosco Parish
  • Premier Subaru Branford
  • New Haven Catholic
  • East Haven Rotary Club
  • Yale New Haven
  • Westcott and Mapes Inc
  • Hartford HealthCare
  • Focus CT
  • Lions International