Attend an Event Supporting the Sunshine Campus
Memorial Day (May 31) through Labor Day (September 6)
Rochester Rotary invites you to participate in a Community Campout to help raise awareness of Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp, a summer experience that annually meets the needs of 2,500+ children and young adults with disabilities, and their families. Sunshine Camp gives these children a place where they don’t have to worry about wheelchairs or people thinking they are different — a place where they can just be kids, with no barriers to fun. And it gives families a much-needed respite from providing 24/7 care.
Currently, there is a waiting list for the camp. By raising more awareness, we can serve more children in our community.
How You Can Participate
1) Go camping between Memorial Day (May 31) and Labor Day (September 6). You can visit a campground overnight or pitch a tent in your backyard. Hold a day camp inside or outside of your house. How you camp is up to you.
2) Take a picture. Document your campout and post the photo on Facebook or Instagram.
•Include some depiction of the sun in your photo to help spread the sunshine of the Sunshine Camp.
•Include the #SunshineCampout hashtag in your post, and tag @rotarysunshinecamp on Facebook and Instagram.
3) Make a pledge to support the camp. Pledge $25 to Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp (Donations accepted
4) Challenge others. Ask family members, friends, and colleagues to camp out as well.
Everyone posting an image will be entered into a random drawing for one of two giveaways: 1) a $100 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card or 2) a day of fun at Sunshine Camp for up to 50 people. Note: No pledge or donation is necessary to be entered in the drawing; the two winners will be chosen at random.
Opening September 24th, 2021
The Sunshine Camp is excited to welcome the Hollowed Harvest to the Rochester area this Halloween season! After a terrific debut last year in the Capital Region, the Hollowed Harvest is expanding to a new location right here in Rush, NY! Visitors to the Hollowed Harvest in Rush, will experience dozens of larger-than-life displays, some towering as tall as 2 stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length! Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the event. We look forward to hosting this family-friendly event this fall to make your Halloween the best yet!
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Sunshine Campus Trial Mix 5K & 10K
Sunday, October 10th
Check out the course for our Third Annual Sunshine Campus 5K! You get a great view of the campus just as the trees are beginning to change. There is still time to sign up if you haven’t already. This year we will also be having a 10K Race.