Camp Sunshine is a summer camp for people ages 12 to 50 with mild to moderate cognitive impairments. We offer four-day/three-night camp sessions at two locations in Michigan so campers and their families can choose the location that is right for them. While each camp location has its own unique environment, the Camp Sunshine experience is safe, exciting, fun and rewarding no matter what location you choose.

Each camper is paired with a volunteer counselor for the entire camp session. This individual attention affords all campers the opportunity to participate in many activities that are not available in their home settings.

Each year features a different theme. Food, activities, arts and crafts, spiritual lessons, music and recreation are all based on the theme. Programming includes opportunities for education and practicing communication skills. Each day includes activities that promote health and physical fitness. Music plays a prominent role at camp, with campers singing every morning, at lunch, after lunch and every evening. There is also special event each summer such as a petting zoo, elephant rides, or African drumming in honor of our founder, the late Marcy Vanderwel. The finale of camp is the talent show, held on the last night of camp.

Whether it is singing during meal times, acting out stories, playing games, constructing crafts, or taking center stage at the talent show, everyone is valued for who they are at Camp Sunshine.

Cost is $300.

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Camp Sunshine at Camp Henry

Session 1: July 1 – 4
Session 2: July 5 – 8
Newaygo, MI

Learn more about Camp Henry



Camp Sunshine at Camp Blodgett

Session 1: July 30 – August 2
Session 2: August 3 – 6
West Olive, MI

Learn more about Camp Blodgett


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Registration fills up quickly so register early!

Welcome to Camp Sunshine’s Registration Process for 2018!

Below are tips to get you started:

  • Your answers will save automatically as you type them. You do not have to complete the entire application at once.
  • You can navigate between steps by clicking the green ‘Previous Step’ or ‘Next Step’ buttons at the bottom of the page.
  • You may also navigate between steps by clicking the step names listed on the menu on the right side of the page.
  • All parts of the application must be complete. Along the bottom of your screen you will see a percentage signifying your progress towards completion.
  • As you complete a section, a red circle on the menu on the right side of the page will turn to a green check. All red circles must turn into green checks for your application to be 100% complete.

All applications for camp are paperless. If you need assistance, please call the office at: (616) 994-9897 between 9am-noon, T-F.


Packing List

Camp Henry General Release Form (under 18)

Camp Henry General Release Form (18 and older)