The Camp Sunshine tradition and culture developed through multi-day overnight camp sessions, which provided a fully immersive experience and one-to-one camper/counselor pairings. That model remains the most complete Camp Sunshine experience, but we've expanded our offerings to year-round opportunities.
There’s every reason to spread Sunshine throughout the year, and we want everyone to have the opportunity to join us. For that reason, we’ve developed single day and virtual programs outside of the traditional overnight camp experience that will be available to everyone, including those who are not able to attend our traditional overnight camp sessions.
Camp Sunshine offers overnight summer camp experiences to campers with developmental/cognitive disabilities. Campers are typically aged 18-60, although campers as young as 16 may be accepted depending on circumstances. Camp Sunshine sessions are held at Camp Henry in Newaygo, MI and Camp Blodgett in West Olive, MI.
Camp Sunshine is unique in that we offer a 1:1 pairing between campers and volunteer counselors.
Applications Open in Early January
Applications Close in early April
Acceptance Letters sent in early May
Camp Sessions in June & July
Sunshine Online is a collection of virtual connections for the Camp Sunshine community to engage and celebrate with one another. Once each month, Camp Sunshine will host a live online event, from dance parties and sing-alongs to art and cooking classes!
Let's Hang out!
We want to spend time with you! Throughout the year, we'll be announcing dates and locations for free or low-cost meet-ups for everyone! We invite all of our Sunshine community- campers, counselors, volunteers, and families - to join us. Follow us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter for more information!
“I will never be able to forget the love and acceptance that pours out of everyone here at camp. The inclusivity and openness here is incomparable.”