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We are putting out a casting call to all Camp Rising Sun campers, staff and camp families (current or former) and our supporters to be a part of the first ever telethon to benefit Camp Rising Sun. Speak up in support of Camp Rising Sun!
We need people to talk about their experiences with camp live on December 20th between 8:00 and noon at Haddam-Killingworth High School. If that date does not work for you, there will be pre-taping the first week of December.
To schedule a slot or for additional information, contact Shaun Heffernan at Shaun@camprisingsun.com.
Help Camp While You Shop!
Camp Rising Sun has partnered with the Amazon Smile program. Simply use the link below when ordering on Amazon, and a portion of your purchase price will go to benefit Camp Rising Sun. Easy, huh?
Check it Out!Our former camper, now counselor, Derek used his video production skills to put together this video from Camp Week 2013:
Camp Week!Camp Week is already over? Let's go back in time and do it all again! Since we can't do that, I guess we'll just have to check out the photo gallery to see all the craziness!
Upcoming EventsThe CRS calendar is already filling up for 2014. Check out the Current Events page for the details.
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Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation
Although the long-term goal of the Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation is to ensure that all children in the future will have the opportunity to attend camp free of charge, the Foundation currently supports Camp Risng Sun in many ways, including:
This website is owned and operated by the Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation
Camp Rising Sun Mission Statement
Camp Rising Sun is a camp for children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Children ages 5 - 17 attend camp free of charge. Our 'Senior Campers' (16- and 17-year-olds) can apply to be part of our "Leader in Training" program. Run by former camper Katie Link, the LIT program is designed to give campers who may want to come back as counselors an opportunity to take on more responsibility, help with younger campers, and plan activities.
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. 2013 will mark our 30th anniversary!
Check out our informational video on YouTube.com!
Situated on the shores of Triangle Lake in the northwest hills of Connecticut, Camp Jewell YMCA offers:
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!
This site is provided by Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation. ©2006-2008 Camp Rising Sun.