Weigh to Fundraise 2015

It’s that time of year for some Spring Cleaning!

We all have things lying around the house that we don’t need anymore… Well here is your chance to get them out of the house and help Arizona Camp Sunrise & Sidekicks at the same time! We are having a fundraiser called Weigh to Fundraise. You bring us all your unwanted household items and we get a donation to camp! It will be held Saturday, April 25th from 9am to 1pm at Summit School of Ahwatukee.

We look forward to seeing you and your stuff on April, 25!



Saturday, April 25
9 AM – 1 PM


Summit School of Ahwatukee
4515 E. Muirwood Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85048


  • Clothing
  • Housewares
  • Knick Knacks
  • Accessories
  • Small Appliances
  • Toys


If you cannot make it on April 25, but have stuff to donate, please contact Melissa Jones @ 480.560.6410 to make other arrangements.

*We cannot accept mattresses, hazardous waste, oil paints, ammunition, fire arms, computer monitors, TVs, furniture, or Hide-a-Bed Sofas.

Spring Retreat – April 17-19, 2015

Spring Retreat is just around the corner! On April 17, our 8 – 12 year old Sunrise and Sidekicks campers are invited to join us for a weekend in Payson, full of fun in the sun, music, building friendships, and of course: Celebrating Life.

This year’s retreat will revolve around the world of music. We’ll dance! We’ll sing! We’ll beat on drums and make our own musical instruments!

Register now by visiting your Parent Dashboard at camper.azcampsunrise.org.

To start the registration process for a NEW CAMPER, create an account for your Parent Dashboard.

For returning campers, visit your Parent Dashboard at: camper.azcampsunrise.org.

Dreams of Summer 2015 – Thank You!

The 2nd Annual Dreams of Summer Gala was a bigger success than any of us could have imagined. After a remarkable first year where a little more than $48,000 was raised, we were floored to see our kids, volunteers, board members, sponsors and gala guests step up to the plate and really knock one out of the park for our kids that rely on the goodwill and generosity of others.

The evening was beautiful and engaging with a busy silent auction, a gorgeous plated dinner, a frantically exciting live auction, thoughtful presentations by some of our Camp Sunrise & Sidekicks kids and a night of dancing to the music of the band, Uncorked. Some highlights of the evening included singing some fun camp songs and a gala-wide sing-along to Mariah Carey’s iconic song, “Hero.” After all the guests had left, the plates had been cleared and volunteers had finished their tallying, we were over the moon to learn that in our second year, the Dreams of Summer Gala raised $104,000! The funds will help us get even more kids to camp while helping to fund and support all the programs endeavors that keep our kids coming back. Many thanks to everyone who volunteered, sponsored and supported the gala in so many different ways. We’ll be back again next year with an even bigger and better event and maybe even a few new surprises! Mark your calendars for next year’s Dreams of Summer Gala which will take place on Saturday, February 27 at Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes.