Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine is a summer day camp for individuals with physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities. In its 40th year of operation, Camp Sunshine is held at the Denny Terrace Community Center, 6429 Bishop Avenue, Columbia, SC 29203.  Camp is scheduled Monday through Friday, drop off is between 8:30 and 9:00 am, pick up is between 2:45 and 3:00 pm.  ALL Campers MUST be picked up by 3:00 pm. unless attending extended care.

Camp will be four 2 week sessions.  The sessions and costs are as follows:

Session 1: June 5-16                                                  $150
Session 2: June 19-30                                               $150
Session 3: July 3-14 (Closed 7/4/17)                     $150
Session 4: July 17-28                                                $150

Any camper who attends all 4 sessions will qualify for a $50 discount.

We are offering extended care for those who may need this service from 3:00-6:00 pm.  Campers not picked up by 3:00 pm will be taken to extended care and charged $8.00 for that day.  Campers in extended care who are not picked up by 6:00 p.m. will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute.  If your child is in need of extended services, please be sure to indicate it on the application.  Camper cannot return to extended care if previous week is not paid in full.  A healthy snack will be provided in extended care for those who are not on special diets. Extended care services are $8.00 per day.

Any person with physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities, ages 5 through 26, as long as we can accommodate their needs, is eligible to attend. For potential new campers:  After receiving application and current IEP (Individual Education Plan), we will meet with parent/guardian and child to ask/answer questions, review application, tour the facility and to determine if we can accommodate his/her needs. Returning campers: If a returning camper’s needs changes, and after attempts have been made to rectify the situation, and Supervisor has met with parent/guardian, and we are still unable to accommodate camper’s needs, the camper may be removed from Camp Sunshine.  A waiting list will be started once we reach our maximum number of campers.

It is very important that campers attend every day. We are contracted to serve a certain number of students per day in our program.

Many activities are planned in music/dance, drama/storytelling, sports/games, arts/crafts and field trips such as bowling and swimming.  If your child participates in swimming, please send appropriate swimwear (swimsuit, swim trunks, “Swimmies”, if needed) and a towel in a bag labeled with their name on their assigned swimming day.  Each activity provides an opportunity to enhance positive social interaction and self-expression that will promote growth and experience for each camper.

A healthy, USDA CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) approved lunch and snack are provided daily, except for those who are on special diets (they will be expected to bring their own lunch and snack).

The camp staff is composed of professional adults with a wealth of experience. Each activity is planned by our staff of specialists to provide campers with a maximum amount of fun.

If you have no other means of getting your child to camp and need bus service, transportation will be available within limits at designated pick-up/drop-off points.  We do not provide door-to-door service.  PLEASE CIRCLE “YES” ON APPLICATION IF TRANSPORTATION IS NEEDED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Please complete the application, sign the bottom of ALL pages and return to:

Marilyn Roberts, Adaptive Recreation, 6429 Bishop Avenue, Columbia, SC 29203
For more information, please call Marilyn Roberts at (803) 754-6720 ext. 206 (Camp Sunshine Office) or Andrew Scott (803) 754-6720 ext. 203.