You are loved. You shine.
Since 1983, Camp Sunshine has been offering people ages 12 – 50 with developmental disabilities the opportunity to attend summer camp in a safe, caring and inclusive environment. We offer 4 day/3 night camp sessions at two locations in Michigan--Camp Blodgett in West Olive and Camp Henry in Newaygo.
All camp activities are designed to meet the recreational, emotional, physical, spiritual and relational needs of our campers. For this reason, we offer opportunities to campers that expand far beyond a summer camp experience. Each year, hundreds of campers flock to the powerful culture of inclusion that embraces all who attend. Camp Sunshine is designed to be intentionally inclusive where ALL are welcomed and loved for who they are.
Uniquely, each camper is paired 1:1 with a volunteer counselor for their entire 4 days at camp. These high school or college volunteers come from 55 schools across the state and country. Camp Sunshine is a transformative experience for every person who participates--campers, camper families, counselors, and volunteers.
We invite you to become a part of the Camp Sunshine community as a camper, counselor, volunteer, or financial supporter. Our summer camp is a place to feel included, to learn from others and to grow in friendship. It is a place for all participants to receive as much as they give and to learn as much as they teach. Most of all, we have so much fun!
August 3- August 6
August 7- August 10
August 16- August 19
August 19- August 22
"This was one of the greatest experiences of my life. From the campers, to the counselors, to the staff, I have never felt so much love, encouragement, and acceptance in one place. Every camper is able to let their own light shine as bright as possible. This camp provides so many opportunities and meets everyone where they are at in life. So many amazing stories and relationships developed."