22nd Annual Night Out to Benefit Camp Rising Sun

Camp Rising Sun has been an escape for children affected by cancer for over four decades, providing a week of joy and normalcy amidst their challenging circumstances. This year, we invite the Branford community and beyond to participate in the 22nd Annual Night Out to Benefit the Kids at Camp Rising Sun.

Scheduled for July 17, 2024 at the scenic Owenego Inn in Branford, Connecticut, this event promises to be an evening filled with fun, food, and festivity, all in support of an important cause.

Since its inception, Camp Rising Sun has empowered children aged 5 to 17 who have been diagnosed with cancer to enjoy a week of carefree summer activities. These children, along with their siblings, gather at YMCA Camp Jewell in Colebrook, Connecticut, engaging in a variety of activities from arts and crafts to sports and outdoor adventures. The camp ensures that its attendees are not defined by their illness but celebrated for their individual talents and personalities.

The camp operates entirely free of charge for its attendees, relying on the generosity of volunteers and donors. Each summer, nearly 100 volunteers contribute their time and energy to create an environment where laughter and friendship flourish. Furthermore, an on-site medical team from Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, including pediatric oncologists and nurses, provides ongoing care, ensuring that the children’s medical needs are met without being an obstacle to their camp experience.

The Annual Night Out event is crucial to funding these efforts. Each year it draws nearly a thousand attendees who revel in the beautiful surroundings of the Owenego Inn while enjoying a cookout-style dinner and activities such as live music, kids’ games, silent auctions, and raffles. This year, the impact of every dollar donated is set to double, thanks to the Yvette and Arthur Eder Foundation, which will match every donation made from June 1st to July 17th up to $100,000.

How to Get Tickets

Presale adult tickets are $25, and children’s tickets are $10. To secure your tickets to one of Branford’s biggest summer events, visit our event page or call (203) 481-7277.

Whether you’re a longtime supporter or a new friend of Camp Rising Sun, your participation at the Annual Night Out will directly enhance the lives of these incredible young campers, giving them a week to remember and the strength to continue their fight against cancer.

This event is not just a fundraiser; it’s a testament to the power of community support and the difference it can make in the lives of children facing unimaginable challenges. Come out, enjoy the evening, and play a part in continuing the legacy of Camp Rising Sun—a place where children with cancer and their siblings have fun.