Camp Sunshine – March 2019
Camp Sunshine offers people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to attend camp in a safe, caring and inclusive environment. In 2018, Camp Sunshine welcomed 277 campers to its two locations -- Camp Blodgett in West Olive and Camp Henry in Newaygo -- for four-day camping experiences designed to meet these campers’ unique needs.
Even with last year’s record attendance, the camp continues to have a waitlist of eager campers in the tri-county area. Camp Sunshine’s 2019 goals include increasing its capacity to serve new campers, creating new experiences for current campers, and introducing off-season programming. The $10,000 donation will be used to meet these goals.
“We were so pleased to hear that our mission sparked the committee members’ own memories of their camp experience and are honored to have been selected. The very reason Camp Sunshine was founded was to provide individuals with unique needs the camping experience that many other West Michigan individuals enjoyed. 36 years later, campers and their 1:1 counselors alike seek the unconditionally accepting and inclusive environment that Camp Sunshine offers,” says Taylor Antoski, executive director of Camp Sunshine. “These funds will tremendously impact our ability to offer this experience to current and future participants in many exciting ways”.
For more information on Camp Sunshine, visit www.campsunshinemichigan.org.