Join us for Camp Sunshine 2023. Our theme, “Camp Sunshine Goes Hollywood,” will be exciting. We anticipate having a fun-filled summer. Camp Sunshine is a summer day camp for individuals with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities. In its 45th year of operation, Camp Sunshine will be held at Trenholm Park, 3900 Covenant Road, Columbia, SC 29204. Camp is scheduled Monday through Friday. Drop off is between 8:00 am-9:00 am, and pick up is between 2:45 pm-3:00 pm. ALL Campers MUST be picked up by 3:00 pm unless attending extended care.

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 $10.00 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.  Please indicate that your child needs extended care services on the application.  Camper cannot return to extended care if previous week is not paid in full.  A healthy snack will be provided during extended care for those who are not on special diets.  Extended care services are $10.00 per day, per camper.

Camp will consist of eight 1-week sessions.  The cost is $90 per week and are as follows:

Session 1: June 12-16                                     $90
Session 2: June 19-23                                     $90
Session 3: June 26-30                                     $90
Session 4: July 3-7 (Holiday 7/4/23)             $90
Session 5: July 10-14                                      $90
Session 6: July 17-21                                      $90
Session 7 July 24-28                                       $90
Session 8: July 31-August 4                          $90

ALL NEW AND RETURNING APPLICANTS, ages 5-21, with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, are eligible to apply. The in-house application process must be completed (by new and returning applicants) before completing the online registration. The in-house application process is as follows: Submit the application with the current IEP (Individual Education Plan), set up/attend the interview with the child, and receive approval that we can accommodate your child’s needs. Once accepted to camp, payment can be made. Space is limited. Once we have reached our maximum number of campers, a waiting list will be created.

All campers (up to maximum number) approved for Camp Sunshine 2023 will have the opportunity to apply for respite funds from SC Respite Coalition. Further information will be given at the interview.

To provide a safe environment for our campers and staff, we will wash hands and sanitize regularly.

If the camper will be absent, the parent/guardian is asked to please notify Camp Sunshine of the camper’s absence.

Many activities are planned in music/dance, drama/storytelling, sports/games, arts/crafts, and movies related to the week’s theme. Each activity provides an opportunity to enhance positive social interaction and self-expression, promoting 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. Campers on special diets will need to provide their own lunch snack.

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

Transportation will be available on a first-come, first-served basis within limits at designated pick-up/drop-off points. We do not provide door-to-door service. PLEASE CIRCLE “YES” ON THE APPLICATION IF TRANSPORTATION IS NEEDED. SPACE IS LIMITED. If you circled “yes,” you will be contacted by transportation staff about pick up/drop off points and times before camp begins.


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

Marilyn Roberts, Adaptive Recreation, 7473 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223
For more information, please call Marilyn Roberts, Adaptive Recreation Department, at (803) 741-7272 ext. 108 (Camp Sunshine Office) or Andrew Scott (803) 741-7272 ext. 105.