Summer 2020 – Camp on the Move!

In keeping with our mission to offer the safest camp programs as possible for all of our campers and staff, the camp leadership team has carefully and cautiously made the decision to not have any in person camps this summer.

We are not canceling camp though! We have decided to move all of this summer’s camp programs to a virtual online format. Camp will look different this year, but we still want to have camp be a part of your family’s lives.

We know how much camp means to everyone and how much your kids need camp to connect and celebrate life. Every year we look forward to the traditions of our camps like Jello-O War, campfires, and Formal Dinner that make our camps magical. For this reason, we are doing our best to provide camp in as meaningful a way as possible. We are hoping that if we are able, we will plan to meet up in person in the fall. Please be patient with us as we navigate this ever-changing situation.

Mark Your Calendars and Join Us for the 2019 Teen Retreat!

Winnie Stuempfle, one of our counselors, is organizing this year’s Teen Retreat. She is doing a project on camp programming for adolescents affected by childhood cancer. Please come join us for some hangout time and fun with photos, food, and friends old and new! To clarify a previous email, campers do not need to speak English to participate in the Teen Retreat.

This year’s Teen Retreat will involve decorating t-shirts, an outdoor photo scavenger hunt, a pizza party, and s’mores by the campfire! This retreat is for our campers who have or have had cancer and their siblings and are ages 13-18 years. Come join us for fun with photos, food, and friends!

We will be asking that all participants fill out surveys before the program, immediately after the program, and 4 weeks after the program to collect information about what they liked about the program, how it helped them, and what they want to see in the future. Participants need to be able to read English in order to complete the survey. Participants may take part in the Teen Retreat even if they do not choose to complete the survey. Participants may take part in the Teen Retreat even if English isn’t their primary language.

Details for the 2019 Teen Retreat:
Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse at 1600 E. Lakeside Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85234
*Participants will obtain their own transportation to and from the event.

Enrollment is open until Tuesday, October 22nd. Visit camper.azcampsunrise.org to register
today!