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Camp is a place where magic happens and people meet lifelong friends!

Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus is a fully accessible residential summer camp that has met the needs of children with paralysis and other physical challenges and their families since 1922.

Each summer, more than 2,500 children and young-adult campers (ages 7 to 21 years old) with disabilities take advantage of this 157-acre campground in Rush, N.Y. It is the only camp facility of its kind in Greater Rochester that gives children with special needs unique overnight camping experiences.

Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus is owned by Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts Inc. and operated by the Rochester Rotary Club. The facility hosts summer camps held by Rochester Rotary as well as eight partner agencies.

Sunshine Campus offers state-of-the-art experiences for campers, including a rock climbing wall, zipline, Olympic sized swimming pool, archery course, fully accessible wooden treehouse, and the Gizzi Family Sensory Center.

Shirley’s Playland

A fully accessible playground will be the newest addition to the Sunshine Campus. Shirley’s Playland is named for Shirley Isaac, wife of past Rochester Rotary President Jim Isaac, who loved children and the Sunshine Camp. There is no better tribute to her memory than a fun, accessible playground at the camp.

Campers will be able to enjoy such amenities as a slide and glider, a spinner, gravity cube, climbers, chin-up bars, ball toss, towers, a sign language panel, a sight and sound panel, and more. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2019.

We need your help to make the playground a reality. By donating or raising at least $100 to help build it, you can have your name – or a family member or loved one’s name – permanently placed on a wall outside the playground.

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Thank you to our Sunshine Camp Golf Invitational Underwriters

Presenting Sponsor

Treehouse Trailblazer

 
Rochester Lead Works
cmiAV
Entre Computer Services
 

Corporate Climber

 
Postler & Jaeckle Corp
Image360 Rochester
 

Camper Companion

 
Weinstein & Randisi
Bergmann Associates
Passero Associates
Sherman Furniture
Trevett Cristo
DeCarolis Truck Rental
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Broadsoft Business
Cobblestone Capital Advisors
Wells Fargo Advisors
KeyBank
 

Zooming Zipliner

 
Family First
CGI Communications
Rochester Knighthawks
Buckingham Properties
 

Is your Non-Profit Group looking to hold a retreat?

Consider utilizing the many beautiful spaces at the Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus. The Campus is available for rental by Non-Profit Organizations in the Fall (September 1 - November 30) and Spring (March 1-Memorial Day).

Meet the Team Leadership

Brandi Koch
Brandi Koch
Sunshine Campus Partner Director
Jarod Alexander
Jarod Alexander
Assistant Facilities Manager
Seth Sykes
Seth Sykes
Facilities Manager