Sessions are dedicated to specific life-threating illnesses and provide a reprieve for children and their families on the shores of Sebago Lake in Casco, Maine.
Camp Sunshine recently announced their 2018 program schedule, which features 23 cost-free sessions for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Each session is tailored to a specific life-threatening illness including, oncology, sickle cell anemia, retinoblastoma, lupus and others.
“Each year we look to enhance our sessions and events schedule to give our families the most rejuvenating experience possible,” said Michael Katz, Executive Director at Camp Sunshine. “Next year’s sessions are going to be a lot of fun with the addition of the opening of our new Tropical Smoothie Café Sports Center.”
While at Camp, families will experience the benefits of empathy and encouragement, recovery and recreation, and hope and inspiration. Throughout each session, families will be able to participate in numerous activities such as rock climbing, miniature golf, swimming in Sebago Lake, and movie night.
Camp Sunshine also annually hosts programs for rare bone marrow failure syndromes, as well as a Spanish speaking session to serve those families for whom Spanish is their first language, and two bereavement sessions for families who have experienced the death of a child from a supported illness.
Camp Sunshine is an award-winning retreat on the shores of Sebago Lake in Casco, Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. For more information about attending Camp Sunshine as a family or volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Camp Sunshine
Founded in 1984, Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child’s illness.
Camp Sunshine is the only program in the nation offered year-round with the distinction of having been designed to serve the entire family in a retreat model. The program is free of charge to families and includes on-site medical and psychosocial support. Bereavement sessions are also offered for families who have experienced the death of a child from a supported illness. campsunshine.org.