Camp Rising Sun Mission Statement
Camp Rising Sun exists so that all who come can have fun, improve familiar skills, learn new skills and develop self-confidence by joining in camp activities in a secure positive place.
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' (17-year-olds) can apply to be part of our "Leader in Training" program. Run by Carol Anne Lang, 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, plan activities, and participate in a special Winter LIT Trip.
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. 2008 marked our 25th anniversary!