For 90 years, Rochester Rotary’s summer camping program for young people with disabilities, called Sunshine Camp, has been spreading sunshine to thousands of campers in the Rochester community.
The Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus was established in 1922 to meet the needs of children with physical disabilities. This premier facility was relocated in 1973 to its current site on 157 beautifully wooded acres in Rush, New York, is completely accessible to people with disabilities.
What makes the Sunshine Campus so unique is that it was originally developed so that children with physical disabilities just get to be kids during their stay. No disability is too severe to keep children from being children, whether they visit during Rochester Rotary’s summer camping program known as Sunshine Camp, or at other times throughout the year.
Each summer for two one-week sessions, young people with disabilities have the opportunity to experience the many joys of summer camping through Rotary’s Sunshine Camp program. While visiting the Sunshine Campus, Sunshine Campers get to participate in program areas including: swimming, arts & crafts, fully-accessible miniature golf, fishing, boating, and their very own radio station, WRSC. All program activities are accessible to people with different abilities. During their stay at the campus "our kids just get to be kids" and for many enjoying a first time summer camp with lots of friends and fun!
The Rochester Rotary family is pleased to offer the Sunshine Camp experience to our campers FREE OF CHARGE! This is accomplished because of our donors’ generosity-- folks like you who support all that we do through fund-raising events like the Annual Community Event - The Rochester Rotary Holiday Gala POPS with the RPO, the Sunshine Kids Gala and the Peter D. Formicola Sunshine Camp Golf Invitational, just to name a few.
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If you are interested in applying for the Sunshine Camp please contact Brandi Koch, Partner Director, at (585) 546-7435 x210 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org