So far you, our donors, have raised $5,140 towards Sun Camp costs through our fundraiser at Generosity.com and offline donations! Thank you so much for your generosity. Thanks to these donations, we have been able to begin hiring for the summer, and we are getting so excited for camp!
Sun Camp 2016 is filling up, but we do have a generous donation for 2 scholarships for a child with Down syndrome and his or her sibling from a family in financial need available for Week 1. Contact us for details. Sun Campers, families, and staff, look for the new Shutterfly website to be up soon!
An inclusive day camp for children with Down syndrome and their brothers and sisters
Sun Camp is a summer day camp, now in its fourth year, for children with Down syndrome and their siblings entering grades K-6. (Children with similar conditions and their siblings may register with advisory board approval.) This will be a two-week program from July 25-August 5 at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto, based at the Mitchell Park Field House. It will run from 9am-2pm.
The focus will be on building friendships through fun activities and building interest and skills in sports and the arts. The rest of the time will be spent in fun and social activities inside, and especially outside the classroom in Mitchell Park.
Counselors will support and lead kids in a ratio of 1:2, with a few 1:1s available.
Cost will be $350 per week per child. There will be a $50 total discount per week when siblings register together for the same week. Sun Camp will be partially subsidized by fundraising through tax-deductible donations to our project through our new fiscal sponsor, Social Good Fund, to keep camp affordable and safe for our kids.
and send the $75/wk per child deposit by check with the payee “Social Good Fund” and memo line reading “Sun Camp deposit” to Rachel Matta, Project Director, by Friday, March 18th(720 Coleman Ave Apt K, Menlo Park, CA 94025). Camp has filled with a waitlist for three years running, so we advise signing up sooner if you are certain you want to register your child.
Registrations will be counted as having been received when the deposits are received.
Parents, your campers had so much fun on their wheels, and did a GREAT job in the arts showcase. We miss your campers already and feel this week went by really fast! Staff and stellar parents packed up camp in record time and went above and beyond today. Have a great and relaxing weekend, everyone, and we hope to see you all again next year!