Rochester Rotary calls on community to ‘Camp Out’ for kids

COURTESY OF ROCHESTER ROTARY SUNSHINE CAMP
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Area residents can go camping and help children with disabilities at the same time. 

As a prelude to Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp’s 100th anniversary in 2022, Rochester Rotary is holding a Community Campout to raise funds for, and awareness of, the camp. 

To participate, campers can go camping before Labor Day; post a picture of their campsite, backyard tent or day camp on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #SunshineCampout and tagging @rotarysunshinecamp; pledge $25 to Sunshine Camp; and challenge family members, friends and colleagues to camp out, as well.  

“Our community can help the camp continue for many more years and provide a camping experience for area children with physical challenges simply by going camping themselves and by making a small pledge of support,” said Tracey Dreisbach, executive director of Rochester Rotary. “Taking part in our Community Campout is simple to do and camping can happen anywhere — in a campground, in a backyard or in a living room.” 

People who post an image will be entered into a random drawing for one of two giveaways: a $100 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card or a day of fun at Sunshine Camp for up to 50 people. No pledge or donation is necessary to be entered in the drawing. The winners will be chosen at random.