Upon receipt of a donation, long time volunteer explains Camp Rising Sun
 
According to their website, the mission of the Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation
( www.camprisingsun.com) in Branford is “to provide a safe nurturing environment to kids who have faced the diagnosis of cancer, so that they may grow and learn from their experiences to become the best they can be.” Following the receipt of a donation on behalf of the foundation from the North Haven Rotary Club, David Volain, a volunteer counselor at the camp for seven years, issued the following statement.
 
“Camp Rising Sun is a weeklong camp for children who are in treatment for cancer, or in remission, held at Camp Jewell in Colebrook, Connecticut. Along with a team of nurses, Yale pediatric oncologist, Dr. Joe McNamara, heads the camp's medical staff, allowing for children in many different stages of cancer treatment to go to camp and participate in activities ranging from fishing and arts and crafts to rock climbing, horseback riding, and kayaking. With only one paid employee, the camp is provided completely free due to generous community support. Thanks in part to the fund raising efforts of the North Haven Rotary Club, there is no cost to any camper to participate in Camp Rising Sun, allowing for all children affected by cancer to attend, regardless of their socio-economic situation.”  
 
PHOTO: David Volain, a seven year volunteer at Camp Rising Sun, thanked the North Haven Rotary Club recently for supporting the charity.