Kids of all abilities welcome to sign up for Camp Rainbow

Posted 3 May 2024 at 1:11 pm

Press Release, Arc GLOW

LYNDONVILLE – Time is running out to sign-up for the 2024 season of Camp Rainbow.

Applications and scholarships are due Wednesday, May 15, which can be found online (click here). Scholarships, which are part of the application, and covers one week of camp and transportation.

Taking place between July 8 through Aug. 9 this year, Camp Rainbow is a summer day camp available to all children between 5 to 21. The camp is located at 2272 Yates Carlton Townline Road in Lyndonville.

While Camp Rainbow was originally designed to meet the needs of children with developmental and/or physical disabilities, it was opened up to all children in 1992. Since that time, Camp Rainbow has encouraged friendships and understanding among children with and without disabilities as well as promoting integration and inclusion.

If you live in Orleans County, transportation is free due to a grant from the Fox-Knoeferl Family Fund at the Rochester Area Community Foundation. Genesee County residents can take a shuttle bus from Batavia to camp from the Arc GLOW Community Center at 38 Woodrow Road.

There will be other updates to camp this year thanks to the generosity of community organizations. The Medina Sandstone Society provided funding to replace two benches which Jonathan Doherty built over 20 years ago as part of his Eagle Scout project and a plaque to honor him.

With the help of the Curtis Foundation, Camp Rainbow was able to install a tankless hot water heater and a new roof for the athletic building. Both the Orleans County United Way and Youth Bureau also generously granted money to help with running camp.

Arc GLOW is also looking to hire lifeguards, a camp cook and counselors for Camp Rainbow. To apply, visit

For more information on Camp Rainbow, contact Director of Community Services Jenifer Batt at (585) 343-1123 ext. 1150 or