Camp Sundown sessions for 2014 are:

Monday, July 7-Sunday July 13 Session One FULL

Wednesday July 16- Sunday July 20  Session Two (New and Returning campers) FULL

All summer sessions for Camp Sundown 2014 are now full. Stay tuned for an October Harvest Moon camp if funding allows!

Please contact us at xps@xps.org for registrations and information


Special thanks to Brad and Kimberly Williams Paisley for their very generous continued support of our programs!

Happy New Year!


 December Comedy Show Dinner and Auction

The end of the year event was a dinner, comedy show and auction that raised $5000 for Camp Sundown. Many wonderful items were donated by local businesses to encourage healthy bidding as well as famous folks like Paul Jr. Designs, ESPN, WWE, Brad Paisley and the NY Yankees and NY Jets. People were able to bid on packages for the holidays, outdoor sports, dinners and shows, etc and enjoy a wonderful meal served at Tina’s restaurant in LaGrange, NY.

The Crystal Star Award was presented to Brad Goldhammer for “commitment and dedication to the XP Society and Camp Sundown” by Meghan Fruchter, who shared fond memories of being a young camper in 1997 when Brad first volunteered. He and his family have been active volunteers since then!


Photo by Joan Goldhammer

Hamburg Fire Dept donates $1000 to Camp Sundown


Photo by Joan Goldhammer

Camp Sundown 2013


Learn about xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) , a rare genetic disease, and about the Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society (XPS), dedicated to helping XP families, patients and those afflicted with similar life-threatening sun-sensitivity disorders.

The XP Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization founded in 1995 by Caren and Dan Mahar, whose youngest daughter, Katie, has xeroderma pigmentosum. The organization is a means to provide the XP family support and information needed to cope daily with XP. The XP Society has always been international in its scope and support, since its beginning.

The XP Society offers information, support, advocacy, and protection to the XP family, patient and caregiver while promoting research for a cure.

Disclaimer: These pages are developed by XP families for information and support and should never replace a medical visit or recommendation.

Thank you DFC!


The elegant Wilzig Racing Manor was the backdrop for a spectacular event June 30. Just shy of 50 drivers of the Driving Force Club (DFC) showed up in vehicles as varied as the drivers themselves. As a result, over $15,600 (and still climbing)  was raised to benefit Camp Sundown and the XP Society. This represents 75% of the costs in running the camp programs for two weeks this July. The outpouring of generosity is not new to WRM or DFC. Visit their homepages to see the many worthy causes they support. We are honored and overwhelmed that this time we were chosen. View professional photos of this event taken by J.D.S. Photography

Nowhere else in the world is the spirit of giving greater than in the USA. If the element of human compassion did not exist through these fine organizations and individuals, Camp Sundown would not exist. Thank you so very much!

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