Please join us for fun, laughter and some very unique gift items on December 14th, Please call 518-929-2174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information, reservations or to pick up donations. Still seeking ad sponsors. Limited seating, so call now!
We’ve got show tickets, sports outings, concert tickets and Meet and Greets, ESPN, Yankee and other sports collectibles and memorabilia, antiques, nice dinners, painting parties and wine tastings, samples from the Paul Jr Designs collection, and so much more!
Clair Hughes of the Albany Times Union wrote a lovely article on Camp Sundown after her visit with us during Camp. Read Story Here
CAMP SUNDOWN 2013
Having fun and making friends, every day!
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. Professional photos of this event were taken by J.D.S. Photography and are available for viewing at: JDS 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!
May 22, 2013
KEYBANK employees help Camp Sundown Blossom:
As part of its national Neighbors Make A Difference Day, nine employees
representing KeyBank offices in Copake, Hudson and Philmont, gathered at
Camp Sundown in Craryville to volunteer their combined efforts in
beautifying the grounds of the unique to the world night camp. From
weeding, planting and mulching, front gardens to the building for children
who can’t be in daylight were decorated with colorful plants and flowers
to welcome the 2013 season of campers.
Camp Sundown began in 1996 by Dan and Caren Mahar as a way to help
children like their daughter Katie and their families who were diagnosed
with xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), a rare, life-threatening
light-sensitivity disease. XP is an aging condition whereby the body can
not repair damage done to DNA by sunlight. XP sufferers are 10,000x more
susceptible to skin and eye cancers than anyone else in the general
population. Unless protected from sunlight and other man-made UV sources,
XP patients can expect hundreds of cancers requiring surgeries, skin
grafts, cornea transplants and chemical treatments. Most will not live to
Camp Sundown provides a special haven away from UV light allowing campers
and their families to be safe while enjoying education from experts, the
support of each other, normal kid fun and life-long friendships under the
safety of the stars. Camp has always been free to families because of
generous donations of time, talent, meals and special volunteer gifts like
the KEYBANK project on the gardens.
KEYBANK has been hosting its Neighbors Make a Difference Day for 23 years.
This year alone, over 900 projects will be completed throughout the
country involving 7,500 employees donating their time and talents. For
information on KEYBANK’s volunteerism, please visit KEY.com For
information about Camp Sundown and XP and how you can make a difference,
please visit www.xps.org or call 518-851-3466.
July 8-14 FULL
July 17-21 FULL
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Contact for registration and information
Sponsor a family for Camp Sundown 2013 for $500
Employee Workplace Donations
Employers: contact us on how your company and employees can help through work place contributions.Employees: we participate in the SEFA (State Employee Federated Appeal for NYS employees) # 61-00162, CFC (Combined Federal Campaign for government employees), and United Way (by county). Many employers also offer a wonderful matching or even double matching program to help support giving by employees. Ask if yours does! Our Federal ID # for charitable donations is 14-1779906. Thank you!
Camp Sundown is a unique to the world night program, XP family retreat and medical conference rolled in one. Camp Sundown is held each July and October in Craryville, NY. The XP Society provides tinted transportation to and from nearby airports and train stations as well as to our activities during camp.
All activities, lodging, meals and supplies at Camp Sundown are provided at no cost to the camper and one guardian thanks to monetary donations and gifts of food, time and talent.
for the perpetuity of Camp Sundown…
XP Society has recently launched a capital campaign.
We are trying to raise $1.5 million (or more), and we have named the campaign “The XP 1500 Club,” because we hope to attract 1500 donations of $1000.