Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp

About Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp

Since 1922, Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus has provided a summer camp where children with disabilities can simply have fun, without any barriers. Today, this 157-acre camp in Rush, N.Y. meets the needs of thousands of children with disabilities and their families. Every year, more than 2,500 kids get the chance to enjoy a camping experience that they cannot get anywhere else.

Pretty much any activity a child wants to do at summer camp is here. A climbing wall … splash pad … archery … boating … fishing … mini golf … swimming … arts and crafts … digital photography … music … nature trails … and other sports. One of the most exciting adventures for many kids is riding the zip line through the woods. The newest attractions are “My Treehouse” and the Gizzi Family Sensory Center, which features a variety of activities to stimulate the visual, hearing, smell, touch and taste senses.

While at the camp, kids with disabilities get the chance to just be kids. And their parents get a much-deserved respite as well.


Program Staff

May 2018 - August 2018 Rush, NY
“Making connections with many different people throughout the course of the summer. I loved being apart of something much bigger then myself. ”

Program Staff

May 2018 Rush, NY
“I love getting to work within the community of people with disabilities and ensuring they are able to experience summer camp as any typical functioning child or adult can. I also truly love all the great connections I've made with my fellow coworkers and the campers.”
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