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Important Road Closure Information for all 2019 Camp Sunnyside Events: Beginning in April through late November, construction is taking place on the 2nd Avenue overpass west of Camp Sunnyside. The planned start date for the road closure is April 15 and signs will be in place alerting travelers a week in advance of the closing. You will not be able to access the 66th Avenue exit and entrance ramps during this time. Instead you will need to access Camp Sunnyside from the East on 66th Avenue. Also, we are excited to share that Easterseals Iowa Camp Sunnyside is making improvements to our facilities.  The Camp is actively under construction; our programs will continue uninterrupted. Please be extra aware of the additional traffic and drive slowly with caution.

Pony Express Ride Day April 20, 2019

On April 20 more than 300 riders on horseback from across the state of Iowa will deliver donations to Easter Seals Iowa Camp Sunnyside. In its 50-year history the group has donated more than $10 million to support Easter Seals Iowa and Camp Sunnyside. The community is invited to welcome the riders into Camp Sunnyside at 3 p.m.

Walk for Independence April 27, 2019

Don't miss our free, family-friendly event at Camp Sunnyside that includes a walk around Lake Cheerio, face painting, balloon artist, bounce house, rock wall climbing, horse rides and more. Register at

Admiral's White Party June 6, 2019

Wear white and celebrate the Easterseals Iowa mission at Camp Sunnyside at the Admiral's White Party. The gala benefits the more than 3,000 clients and families served by Easterseals Iowa each year.

Sunnyside Regatta July 18, 2019

The battle of the boats! Business leaders from around the metro convene at Lake Cheerios at Camp Sunnyside to race paddleboats and raise money for Easterseals Iowa.

Brick Garden Dedication September 21, 2019

Families and businesses purchase bricks throughout the year in recognition of their family, children or business. The dedication includes testimonials from client families, a look at the updated garden and a reception.

Annual Celebration October 24, 2019

The Annual Celebration recognizes clients, team members, community members and businesses for their accomplishments and support of Easterseals Iowa each year. This year's event will be held the evening of October 24 at at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott.

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