Sunrise Day Camp brings the simple pleasures of childhood back to children struggling with cancer, changing months of loneliness and isolation into summers filled with sunshine, laughter and happiness. And because Sunrise is a day camp, it does all this while allowing the children to continue their medical treatment and enjoy the comfort and safety of their own homes at night.
Sunrise accepts campers who are on active treatment for cancer or have been treated within the past 5 years, and the sibling(s) of a child who meets this criteria. Unlike most oncology sleep-away camps that are offered for 1-2 weeks each summer, Sunrise Day Camp allows children to attend camp as often as they like.
Nestled within 37 beautiful acres on the Lake County Jewish Community Campus, Sunrise Day Camp Chicago will share the space with Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp. The campus features sprawling green sports fields, natural wetlands, winding nature trails, two heated outdoor pools, athletic courts, air-conditioned buildings and more.
Our full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, ages 3 1/2-16, is provided completely free of charge.
Lake County JCC
23280 N. Old McHenry Road
SunriseWALKS: Community Fundraising Walk
JCC Chicago is hosting a community fundraising walk, SunriseWALKS Chicago, in support of Sunrise Day Camp Chicago. This family-friendly event invites all ages to walk the 37-acre campus, raise funds for children in need, and enjoy camp-inspired activities such as arts and crafts, face-painting, dance parties and summer treats.
Sunday, October 30
Check in: 8:30am Walk begins: 10:00am
Lake County JCC 23280 N. Old McHenry Rd. Lake Zurich