Camp Sundown

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 for registrations and information


Having fun and making friends, every day!


The Moonlight Mamas Camp Sundown video 2013 here!:






From the beginning, Dan and Caren Mahar had the dream of creating a “night camp” to offer sun sensitive children and their families a way to meet other folks sharing similar problems, creating similar solutions and to enjoy a “camp” experience like their peers – just on a different time clock . . . a dream come true! Camp Sundown began in 1996 as an XP family retreat in Poughkeepsie, NY. In 2003, thanks to many generous donors, they were able to open the Camp Sundown Retreat House in Craryville, NY.

Camp Sundown is the single most important project of the XP Society which directly benefits and involves the XP family and patients. This unique to the world night camp program gathers families and scientists from around the globe to share support, recreation, information and friendship under the safety of the stars. An XP family retreat and medical conference combined helps the XP family feel less isolated in their situation, providing useful support and education to live our daily lives with XP.

Camp Sundown

We welcome XP families and individuals with related conditions from the world over to experience the magical time of Camp Sundown. Here the children enjoy the world that was created for all of us. Camp Sundown is provided at no cost due to generous donations of volunteer time, talents, food and monetary gifts.

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