Camp Sonrise is a summer day camp serving the community of Lancaster, Massachusetts and beyond. We provide a safe place for children to have fun, make new friends, and learn more about Jesus. Camp Sonrise is sponsored by The College Church of Seventh-day Adventists. Register Now


The College Church of Seventh-day Adventists
377 Main St.
South Lancaster, MA 01561

Located in Lancaster, with its picturesque woods and ponds, and within walking distance of Kilbourne Hill (a.k.a. Dexter Drumlin), which is favored among children for kite flying during summer and sledding during winter.


5 – 12 (must have finished Kindergarten)

Camp Registration Fees

One Week $199
Extended morning (7:30–9:00 AM) $25
Extended evening (4:00–5:30 PM) $25

Multi-child/Multi-week Discounts

The discount is based on the total amount of “weeks” purchased, and the discount is applied to the entire purchase.

2 weeks 5% (1 child for 2 weeks or 2 children for 1 week)
3 weeks 10% (1 child for 3 weeks, 3 children for 1 week, or 1 child for 2 weeks + 1 child for 1 week)
4 weeks 15% (you get the idea)
5 weeks 20%
6+ weeks 25%

Scholarship Program

Camp Sonrise has a scholarship program in place for low income households. If you are interested in this program, please send us an email at or just fill out the contact form on the right side of this page.

Our Staff

At Camp Sonrise, we are committed to hiring staff that not only provide a safe environment for your children, but also an enriching one. Our hope is that the Christian values taught and displayed by our staff will make a positive difference in the lives of our campers, and that each and every camper will view the Camp Sonrise staff as mentors and friends. In addition to our day camp training program, each of our staff members undergoes an extensive application process that includes government background checks. Our staff to camper ratio at Camp Sonrise is at least 1 to 5 for campers ages 5 and 6, and 1 to 10 for ages 7 to 12.

Joyce Malin, Program Director, is a veteran art teacher for the Nashoba Regional School District. She is a Sabbath School teacher, mother of three sons, and has been leading out with Pathfinders (similar to Scouts) for over 20 years. She has many years of experience integrating and coordinating curriculum and plans a fun and varied experience for each week.

Brett Gustafson, Assistant Director, Brett Gustafson will be a junior pre-seminary major next fall. He has worked as a counselor for Camp Sonrise since 2008, and will continue to serve as the assistant director this year. His passion for God, in conjunction with his charismatic leadership and love of children, make him a willing and well-qualified member of our team. Brett will also serve as our worship coordinator, leading morning meetings with his guitar.

This camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and must be licensed by the local board of health.

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Week 1
7/8-12 Sea Creatures
Field TripThe New England Aquarium
Week 2
7/15-19 Mission to Kenya
Field Trip Southwick's Zoo
Week 3
7/22-26 Putting on the Armor of God
Field Trip Higgin's Armory


Day Camp Hours 9 AM–4 PM
Extended Hours 7:30–9:00 AM
(for a fee) 4:00–5:30 PM


Each camper must bring his/her own lunch.


  • Outdoor games
  • Hikes
  • Cooking
  • Worship
  • Singing
  • Nature study
  • Stories
  • Art
  • Crafts
  • Sign language
  • Indoor games
  • Special guests
  • Swimming
  • And many more…

During Week 1, our theme is Sea Creatures. We will study creatures of the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific; sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, jellies, lionfish, etc. Our field trip will be to The New England Aquarium in Boston.

During Week 2, we will explore the Mission to Kenya: grasslands of the Masai Mara. Our field trip will be to Southwick's Zoo.

During Week 3, we will study Paul's description of Putting on the Armor of God. Finding Bible stories that describe armor in biblical times. Our field trip will be to Higgin's Armory" and a stop at Blueberry's for frozen yogurt on the way home.

Contact Us

(978) 368-2130


Sample Schedule
Staff Application

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If you would like to make a donation to help support Camp Sonrise, or to add to the Scholarship fund, please use the PayPal button below.




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