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, NY 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 there. There's 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.
The Kickball League of Rochester players have helped raise well over $2,600 so far for Sunshine Campus for the Spring 2017 season.