Camp Rising Sun in Colebrook, Connecticut is a non-profit camp for children with cancer that is held one week during the summer and one weekend in the winter. Camp Rising Sun is an overnight camp that is staffed by volunteer counselors and free to the campers. The camp is staffed all week by a volunteer medical staff including Dr. Joe McNamara, an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine and pediatric oncologist.
Camp Rising Sun (Connecticut) Wikipedia
Camp was founded in 1983 in Hebron Connecticut but as camper participation grew, the camp moved to a larger camp site at Camp Jewel YMCA in Colebrook, Connecticut. There are now over 100 campers that attend the camp week each summer.
Camp is funded through donations both private and public. Camp volunteers hold a yearly Summer benefit at the Owenego Inn in Branford, Connecticut to aid in fund raising.