About Camp Rising Sun in Colebrook, CT

Campers get to participate in activities such as swimming, archery, sailing, and crafts. With the help of our wonderful volunteers, we offer a chance for kids to just be kids. At Camp Rising Sun, we give kids aged 5-17 who have faced a cancer diagnosis the chance to be themselves and have some fun. Our camp is held at Camp Jewell YMCA in Colebrook, Connecticut – a beautiful campground set in the hills. We provide heated cabins for campers to stay in with other children of the same age, and a dedicated staff to help them. Thanks to our generous sponsors, camp attendance is free. Campers can take part in all sorts of activities, from swimming and archery to sailing and crafts. Our volunteers make sure that the children have a great time and can just be kids. We strive to give children affected by cancer a chance to relax and make friends.

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  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Music
  • Archery
  • Art & Crafts

What kind of kids we support

  • Coed


  • Handicap accessible
  • Playground

Programs at Camp Rising Sun in Colebrook, CT

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Camp Rising Sun

Camp Rising Sun is a camp for children who have cancer or have had cancer. It is a non-profit organization run by volunteers and funded by donations both private and public.

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Sibling Camp!

Camp Rising Sun welcomes any child aged 5-17 who has faced a diagnosis of cancer to a week of fun and friendship. Campers can be in treatment, in remission, or anywhere in between. Camp is held in the beautiful hills of Colebrook, Connecticut at the facilities of Camp Jewell, a YMCA campground. Campers stay in heated cabins with other children in their age group along with a dedicated staff. Thanks to our generous supporters there is no cost to attend camp.

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Camp Jewell

Camp Rising Sun is proud to partner with the YMCA’s Camp Jewell as our camping facility. Situated on the shores of Triangle Lake in the northwest hills of Connecticut.

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Location and contact information

6 Prock Hill Rd, Colebrook, CT, 06021-1100