15 Neil Court
Oceanside, NY 11572
Sunrise Day Camp, for children ages 3 1/2 - 16, is the only dedicated day camp in the nation for children with cancer and their siblings. It is a camp designed to meet the emotional, social, recreational and physical needs of these children while allowing them to enjoy the comforts and safety of their own homes at night.
There are sleepaway camps that provide a great experience during the summer months, but Sunrise offers benefits that a resident camp can’t. We can provide a true camping experience while not removing children from their familiar surroundings. Sunrise also serves to compliment the sleep away camp experience because many last only one to two weeks.
Sunrise Day Camp offers a full, multi-week summer activity program plus year round camp-like programs. These additional programs take place at our campgrounds and other locations that provide exclusive use of their facilities. Additionally, Sunrise Day Camp staff and volunteers visit our campers in the hospital as well as provide camp activity days for those who are awaiting treatment in hospital out-patient clinics.
Sunrise Day Camp is operated by the Friedberg JCC, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, which has been successfully running summer camps, daycare, preschool, after-school activities and services for seniors and the disabled for more than three decades.
Best of all, Sunrise Day Camp is offered free of charge to all children being treated for cancer on a non-sectarian basis. By raising the needed funds from outside sources instead of charging the parents, we can help to alleviate some of the costs, and the related stress, that parents incur caring for a sick child throughout the year.
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