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 for both Mini-Camp and Camp Week in 2024.

Mini-Camp 2024

Mini-Camp Weekend will be April 5 & 6, 2024 — registration will open sometime in late December / early January.

Camp Week 2024

Camp Week will be August 18-23, 2024 — get excited!

Keep an eye out for registration opening in late 2023.

Camper Packing List

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