NEW CAMP DATES for 2022: August 7th-12th

After two years of waiting patiently and weighing many guidances and variables, we are planning to hold a FULL week of residential camp in 2022! Click on the link below or visit our “Attend Camp” page for more information and to register now for Camp Joy this coming August!

The health, safety, and peace of mind of all our Camp Joy participants is our top priority in ensuring a successful camp week in 2022. For this reason, all Campers and Volunteers who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 Vaccination (age 5 and older) must be fully vaccinated by July 15, 2022 in order to participate, unless Medical Exemption is provided. Additional guidelines, protocols, and recommendations will be determined as we approach the Summer months and have more information and understanding about the progression of the virus, including any additional variants that may emerge. These protocols may include additional testing and/or masking if recommended. Compliance with all requirements and guidelines will be mandatory for participation.


Registration opens at 9am on February 1st and closes at midnight on May 30th OR when we have reached registration capacity.

2022 Camp theme

“God is light.” (1 John 8:5)

Camp Joy at Rotary Sunshine Campus

Camp Joy is now in its 41st year and the 26th year of partnership with the Rochester Rotary, who provide a charitable trust grant. Camp Joy and Rotary have a common goal of serving persons who are developmentally disabled.

The campus is located in Rush NY, 15 miles South of Rochester, NY. A camper’s disability is not the focus at camp. Independence and ability are stressed with every program in which they participate.

Attend Camp

Have a joy-filled week! Choose from 18 different daily activities and enjoy our evening programs.


Discover the satisfaction of helping campers to have a week filled with friendship and fun.


Choose to give your time, materials, or funds to create a week of smiles for our campers.


Contact Camp Joy to share your ideas, ask questions, and tell us what camp means to you.

Opportunities to be a part of Camp Joy

Donate your time, resources, and money to keep Camp Joy going.