Camp HEROES

Camp HEROES gives at-risk youth from economically disadvantaged households the chance to learn new skills and participate in the summer camp experience. VOA hosts the camp in partnership with the Rochester Police Department, Fire Department, American Medical Response and 911 Call Center at the Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp. First responders volunteer as the camp counselors to share in this fun experience and build better relationships with our city’s youth. 

Sponsor A Camper's Experience

Your donation will do fund so much more than archery and swimming. Camp HEROES helps children to understand that police officers and emergency responders are individuals who can be trusted, especially in the midst of a crisis.

Camp HEROES will take place August 26-29th in 2019. We are always accepting financial donations in addition to donations of the following items for the campers:

  • new sleeping bags
  • new pillows and pillowcases
  • sunscreen (spf 15 or higher)
  • new baseball caps

Please email info@voaupny.org if you would like to donate any of these items.

It showed me that being a cop is an important job and I want to be a police officer to do good things.

2018 Camp HEROES Camper

Photos from 2018!