The 2017 Dr. Robert J. Fass Memorial AIDS Walk Central Ohio

Our Superhero Counselors from 2016's camp
Our Superhero Counselors from 2016's camp

Camp Sunrise 2017!

WELCOME TO THE 2017 CAMP SUNRISE AIDS WALK PAGE!

Last year was unbelievable, we had 63 people sign up to be on the 2016 Camp Sunrise team and collectively we raised $26,323.25 for Camp! I am still in shock. A few months after the walk a few teammates and I attended the AIDS Walk Awards ceremony and the Camp Sunrise team was awarded the trophy for the “Top AIDS Service Organization”.

Being a part of this team has been an amzing experience and we want you to join us for 2017! Click the "JOIN TEAM" link be a part of the fun. You have so many options for participating this year. Meet up with some teammates for the Bar Crawl on March 18th in German Village. Then join us for the big event on April 15th at McPherson Commons in the Arena Distict. There is a 5K run, a 5K walk, a 1 mile walk and BRAND NEW this year.... a 20 mile bike ride!!!

 

 

We did so well in 2016 that for 2017 we decided to go big or go home so our new goal for Camp Sunrise is $30,000! I have a feeling we will make it, which is why we need your help.

 

Let us take a moment to refresh your memory about Camp Sunrise… this is our summer camp for kids ages 6 to 17 who are impacted by HIV living in Ohio. The camp is provided to them free of cost! Kids spend a week away from home in August to play outside, sing silly camp songs, discover themselves and make new friends. They face such a challenge at home, having the real-life struggles of being impacted by HIV. This camp means the world to them. In 2016, 65 kids attended camp, all for free and all thanks to YOU! Each year we continue to serve more kids and our 2017 goal is to raise enough money to send even more kids to camp.

Camp Sunrise, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is Ohio’s only summer camp program developed specifically for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. Each summer, Camp Sunrise welcomes as many as 100 children to experience the joys of friendship, the love and support of a
caring community, and an encouraging environment free of the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. Since we opened our doors, we have served more than 600 Ohio children living with or otherwise impacted by HIV/AIDS. They attend free of charge and many return year after year.

Camp Sunrise activities focus on developing friendships, trying new and different things, and having fun. For many campers, particularly the Sundogs, Camp Sunrise is also a place address HIV/AIDS and the role it plays in their lives.

Children spend their days doing a variety of activities, including arts & crafts, sports, music, swimming, high ropes, and more. Nighttime activities include campfires, pool parties, movie nights, karaoke, and talent shows.

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