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Camp Sunshine provided by Camp Sunshine

Program Details

Camp Sunshine offers retreats for critically ill children, their siblings and their families throughout the year. The program offers workshops, recreational opportunities, and on-site medical support for families. Families with a child diagnosed with a disease such as cancer, kidney disease, lupus, solid organ transplants, and other life threatening illnesses can attend one of the week-long camps. The focus is on alleviating the strain that a life threatening illness takes not only on the sick child but also on other family members.  Families have an opportunity to rebuild their relationships together and meet other families facing similar challenges. Free services are provided at the camp including accommodations and meals, onsite medical services, counseling services, and recreational facilities.  While the camp is in session, each family stays in their own family suite.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served each day. There is no charge for participating families.  Schedules for each program vary. This program is available to children/families from across the US. Please call to pre-register.

Provider Details

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Camp Sunshine


Camp Sunshine

Address: 35 Acadia Rd
Casco, Maine 04015

Contact:Camp Sunshine
(207) 655-3800
Please call about specific session information or questions about registration.
Cost / Fees:There is no charge to participating families. Each family is sponsored by an individual, civic group, corporation, or foundation, which enables a family to spend a week at Camp Sunshine free of charge. 
Eligibility:The camp is open to children up to age 18 who have life-threatening illnesses, as well as their siblings and their families. Pre-registration is required. Please call or visit https://www.campsunshine.org/programs/program-schedule for more information and an application. Session dates may be subject to change at Camp Sunshine’s discretion. Those interested are encouraged to visit this site periodically or contact Camp Sunshine directly, as there may updates or additions to the schedule over the course of the year.
Handicap Accessible: Yes

Program Dates Program Times
April through December Overnight
Week long programs are held April through December. Weeks vary and may be specific to cancer type. Please visit https://www.campsunshine.org/programs/program-schedule for the current schedule.

Last Annual Review: 4/11/2016

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Date Provided: Tuesday, December 06, 2016