Construction Industry Event Raises Funds for Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp

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May 28, 2024 — The Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council, Builders Exchange of Rochester, UNiCON and Construction Industry Association of Rochester recently held their annual event to benefit Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp.

The 11th annual Construction for Sunshine Kids reception took place Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp, 809 Five Points Road in Rush. Since it started, the local construction industry has raised more than $1 million for the camp. In addition to financial support, construction partners and their employees have donated countless hours of volunteer time at the camp over the last 15 years.

Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp is a fully accessible summer camp that serves more than 2,500 children and adult campers with paralysis and other physical challenges. It hosts summer camps held by Rochester Rotary, as well as by camp partners: American Diabetes Association, Camp Haccamo, Camp Hard Hat, Camp Joy, CP Rochester, Sportsnet, Empowering People’s Independence (EPI), Heritage Christian Services, Holy Childhood and the Rochester City School District.

About Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp

Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp (, a fully accessible residential summer camp in Rush, N.Y., has met the needs of children with paralysis and other physical challenges and their families since 1922. Each summer, children and young-adult campers (ages 7 to 21 years old) with disabilities take advantage of this 157-acre campground. It is the only camping facility of its kind in Greater Rochester that gives children with special needs unique overnight camping experiences. The camp is owned by Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts Inc. and operated by the Rochester Rotary Club.

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