Camp Sunshine


Awards & Recognition


September 2011
Camp Sunshine Receives Highest Rank Among Maine Charities for Financial Oversight and Transparency from Nation’s Largest Charity Evaluator

June 2011
Camp Sunshine Volunteer Joseph Cerato Receives New England Patriots Community MVP Award

October 2010
Camp Sunshine Volunteer Ruth Shadbolt honored with the 6 Who Care Volunteer Award

June 2009
Camp Sunshine Honors Founder Anna M. Gould with Camp Sunshine's Lifetime Achievement Award

October 2009
Camp Sunshine Founding Volunteer Dot Gonyea honored with the 6 Who Care Volunteer Award

April 2009
Camp Sunshine, and Longtime Board Member and Volunteer Joseph Pappalardo, are Honored with Governor’s Exemplary Service Awards

September 2008
Camp Sunshine Awarded Charity Navigator’s Top Rating for Sound Fiscal Management for 5th Consecutive Year

September 2007
Camp Sunshine Sand Castle World’s Tallest According to Guinness

September 2007
Camp Sunshine Awarded Charity Navigator’s Top Rating for Sound Fiscal Management for 4th Consecutive Year

August 2007
Camp Sunshine Named Agency of Distinction by WCSH 6, United Way of Greater Portland, and TD Banknorth

October 2006
Guinness World Records Confirms Camp Sunshine’s World Record for the Most Lit Jack-O-Lanterns in One Place at One Time

June 2006
Camp Sunshine’s Medical Director, Andrew Eichenfield, Named One of New York’s Best Doctors

May 2006
Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, announces that Camp Sunshine has earned its coveted 4-star rating for the third consecutive year.

June 2004
Yankee Magazine Honors Founder Anna Gould with it’s Community Partners Barnraiser Award.

June 2004
Camp Sunshine Honors Founder Larry Gould with the Camp’s First Annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

May 2004
E-Town Radio Presents Camp Sunshine Founders Anna and Larry Gould with it’s E-Chievement Award

March 2004
Maine Recreation and Park Association Recognizes Camp Sunshine - Facilities of Merit Award

February 2004
New England Division ACA Board of Directors Elects Camp Sunshine’s Campus Director Michael Katz as At-Large Board Member

February 2004
Camp Sunshine Receives ACA Honor The Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence

March 2003
Windham Rotary Honors Camp Sunshine Development Coordinator Michael Smith with the Paul Harris Fellow Award

November 2002
Camp Sunshine Receives American Camping Association Accreditation

June 2002
Toastmasters International Honors Camp Sunshine Founder Anna Gould with its Communication and Leadership Award

August 2001
E-Town Radio Presents Camp Sunshine Executive Director Matt Hoidal with it’s E-Chievement Award

October 1999
Maine Governor Angus King Presents Longtime Camp Sunshine Volunteer and Board Member Joe Pappalardo with The Governor’s Service Award for Excellence in Volunteer Administration – In Grateful Recognition of Outstanding Accomplishments & Service to the People of Maine.

March 1996
Longtime Camp Sunshine Volunteer and Board Member Joe Pappalardo Wins Prestigious Jefferson Award – Represents State of Maine in Washington, D.C.

February 1996
Adam Walsh Children’s Fund Honors Camp Sunshine Founder Dr. Lawrence Gould with Prestigious Rainbow Award.