Sonshine Community Ministries

Sonshine Community Ministries is a registered charity, dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults, in particular, individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs. Sonshine Community Ministries provides residential camp opportunities for children, youth and adults with a wide variety of special needs.

In 1992, Sonshine Cove opened its doors to our very first campers. Our camp which was originally developed as an extension of Sonshine Families, a residential care agency, has grown and developed as a camp specializing in working with children and those in the special needs population. Over the last few years we have begun to receive many requests from the community asking if our camp program is available to those outside Sonshine Families. As far as possible Sonshine Families has opened our doors to children, youth and adults with special needs from our community. However, we would like to do more.

That’s where our sponsors come in….

Sonshine Cove would like to be able to accommodate even more children, youth and special needs adults into our camp program.  There are many potential campers in our community who cannot afford the cost of attending camp. We would like to give these individuals the opportunity to get the experience of a lifetime through the development of a partnership with individuals, businesses and community groups who would act as sponsors in our Send–A-Camper to the Cove program. Our generous donors will be matched with a profile of a camper who would not normally be able to afford this experience.


The cost to send a child to Sonshine Cove is $125.00 per day. Individuals or community groups agree to sponsor a child/adult with special needs and Sonshine Families will match our donors with campers in need, whose parents cannot afford to send their child to camp.

Sonshine Families will consider referrals for children in need from individuals, community groups, churches, schools and social service agencies.

Fun for everyone!


Your donation will go a long way to brightening the life of a special needs child or adult. To donate, please click on the Canada Helps logo. You will receive an income tax receipt for your donation. Thank you!