Horizon Day Camp - Metro DC|VA|MD is a partnership between the Pozez JCC and Sunrise Association
The Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a strong and vibrant community through meaningful opportunities to engage in Jewish life. The J welcomes individuals of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, faiths, and backgrounds. Our activities touch individuals each year through quality cultural, educational, and wellness programs, as well as Israel celebrations.
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The mission of the Sunrise Association is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings worldwide. Sunrise accomplishes this through the creation and oversight of welcoming, inclusive summer day camps and in-hospital recreational activities, all offered free of charge.
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Horizon Day Camp
Children with cancer and their siblings live in a world of NO, but at Horizon Day Camp, it's a world of YES!
Horizon Day Camp - Metro DC|VA|MD brings the simple pleasures of childhood back to children struggling with cancer, changing months of loneliness and isolation into summers filled with sunshine, laughter and happiness. And because Horizon is a day camp, it does all this while allowing the children to continue their medical treatment and enjoy the comfort and safety of their own homes at night.
Horizon Day Camp also offers Fundays which includes exciting activities and events when camp is not in session, as well as Horizon on Wheels, a one-of-a-kind program that provides hours of Horizon fun to children undergoing treatment in pediatric oncology units at Horizon affiliated hospitals.
Thanks to a generous gift from the Frances Davis Fund, Sunrise Association has officially opened Sunrise Studios, our virtual arm of Sunrise programming. Sunrise Studios assures we will be able to offer virtual programming alongside our in-person ones, thereby expanding Sunrise's reach into areas of the country - and eventually the world - where children with cancer have no day camp options. In January 2021, Sunrise proudly launched the Sunrise Studios app, which places the magic of Sunrise into the palms of our children's hands, wherever they may be.