Providing memorable summers since 2006 for children ages 3 ½ -16, Sunrise Association Day Camps and their year-round programs bring back the simple pleasures of childhood to children struggling with cancer, changing months of loneliness and isolation into summers filled with sunshine, laughter and happiness. And because they are day camps, children are able to continue their medical treatment and enjoy the comfort and safety of their own homes at night.
There are currently eight Sunrise Association Day Camps – three in New York (Long Island, Pearl River and Staten Island); three in Israel (Beit Yehoshuah, Be’er Sheva and Ramat Yochanan); Horizon Day Camp in Baltimore, Maryland; and Aurora Day Camp in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sunrise Association Day Camps are affiliated with 36 renowned hospitals and medical centers. Sunrise Sundays and Fun-days offer children exciting activities and events when school is not in session; Sunrise on Wheels is a one-of-a-kind program that provides hours of Sunrise-fun to children undergoing treatment in pediatric oncology units of participating hospitals.
When CEO Arnie Preminger attended a benefit concert for children with terminal illness, he was inspired to begin a movement that would give children with cancer a gift that would change their lives: summer.