Recreational Programs for Children and Young Adults with Multiple Disabilities
The Camps

Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine, founded in 1960, is a summer recreational program for children and young adults with multiple disabilities.

The Camp is open each summer for 8 weeks (Mon. - Fri., 9:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M.) beginning in June (June 26 this year) and running through August (August 18 this year).

Camp Sunshine is unique among its peers because of its corps of volunteers who provide one-on-one care to its campers. Each volunteer has the opportunity to assist one camper in various camp activities throughout the day

Camp Snowflake

Camp Snowflake, opened in 1970, is a fall/spring program held on Saturday to provide a needed social outlet for many of the campers who attend Camp Sunshine in the summer.

The Camp is open Saturday afternoons from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., from September through May.

Camp Snowflake strives to maintain the friendships forged during the summers through the sometimes long and difficult academic year. Camp Snowflake has expanded its services over the years to campers not also attending the Sunshine program and has added many exciting activities to its calendar each year. Camp Snowflake also provides one-to-one care for its campers with its corps of dedicated volunteers.


Can you help?

Camper fees, paid by campers for participation in the summer and winter camp programs, provide only part of the funding needed for the camp's day-to-day operations.

This year, in addition to those ongoing costs, the camp must purchase new furniture and air-conditioners, and make much-needed repairs to the front entrance ramp and the floor in the main room of the building.

Camp Sunshine / Camp Snowflake is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Please consider becoming a sponsor, helping to make this camp the best it can be, by making a tax-deductible donation.

Clicking the "Donate" button, below, will bring you to a PayPal® page where you can contribute by credit card or, if you have an account, using PayPal®.

Thank you for your generosity!
Both camps are held in the Saddle River County Park - Wild Duck Pond area
Saddle River County Park
(Wild Duck Pond Area)

1133 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

Phone: 201-652-1755


From North

Take Rt. 17 South to the E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, Exit. Follow E. Ridgewood Ave. for approx. 3/4 mi. After passing Paramus Rd., the Saddle River County Park, Wild Duck Pond Area, will be on your right. Enter on the westward side of the Park, past the Duck Pond.

Or Take Garden State Parkway South to Exit 165, Oradell Ave., Ridgewood. Follow signs to Oradell Ave., Ridgewood. This will become Ridgewood Ave. Follow over Rt. 17. Then, follow as above.

From South

Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 163, Route 17 North. This is a Left Exit. Stay on Route 17 for approx. 2 miles to the Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, Exit. Go under overpass and back over Route 17. Then, follow as above.

From East

Take Route 4 West to Route 17 North. Take Route 17 North for approximately 2.3 miles. Follow as above.

From West

Take 287N to Exit 58 (208 South). Follow 208 South to the 2nd Maple Ave. exit heading toward Ridgewood. Follow Maple Ave. back over 208 and toward Ridgewood. At the sixth traffic light, you will have reached E. Ridgewood Ave. and the center of Ridgewood. Make a Right at this light onto E. Ridgewood Ave. You will be on Ridgewood Ave. for about 1 mile and the Saddle River County Park, Wild Duck Pond Area, will be on your left about 1/10 mi. after the Pleasant Ave. traffic light.