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awards & distinctions

Below is a sample of some of the awards Camp Sunshine, its leadership, and volunteers have received over the years.

 

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November 2022

 

September 2022

  • Former Executive Director, Mike Katz was honored with the 2022 Halsey Gulick Award from Maine Summer Camps for his leadership and contributions to organized youth camping in Maine.

 

August 2022

  • Camp Sunshine places first in the nonprofit category in the 2022 Eagle Choice Awards

 

March 2022

  • Camp Sunshine receives 4-star (highest possible) rating from Charity Navigator

  • Camp Sunshine receives Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

 

August 2021

  • Camp Sunshine places first in the nonprofit category in the 2021 Eagle Choice Awards

 

February 2021

  • Camp Sunshine receives 4-star (highest possible) rating from Charity Navigator

  • Camp Sunshine receives Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

 

September 2020

  • Camp Sunshine receives 4-star (highest possible) rating from Charity Navigator

  • Greatnonprofits names Camp Sunshine Top-Rated Charity

August 2020

  • Camp Sunshine places first in the nonprofit category in the 2020 Eagle Choice Awards

November 2019

October 2019

  • Camp Sunshine receives designation as a COCA-I Gold Ribbon Status camp from the Children's Oncology Camping Association, International (COCA-I)

  • Camp Sunshine receives 2019 top-rated status from Great Nonprofits

  • Camp Sunshine Board Member, Michael Wisecup receives Volunteer of the Year Award for the State of Maine

September 2019

  • Camp Sunshine receives 4-star (highest possible) rating from Charity Navigator

  • Camp Sunshine Volunteer, Barry Chisholm receives 6 Who Care Award

  • Camp Sunshine receives Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

 

August 2019

  • Camp Sunshine places first in the nonprofit category in the 2019 Eagle Choice Awards

November 2018

  • Cumberland County recognizes Camp Sunshine as a "Spirit of America" Award Winner for commendable community service

September 2018

  • Camp Sunshine receives 4-star rating (the highest possible rating) from Charity Navigator for the fifth consecutive year

August 2018

  • Camp Sunshine places first in the nonprofit category in the 2018 Eagle Choice Awards

July 2018

April 2018

  • Camp Sunshine volunteer, Sharon Dube named exemplary honoree at Maine’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award under the Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism


November 2017

October 2017

  • Camp Sunshine receives top honor at 2017 Newman's Own Awards

  • Camp Sunshine supporter Denis Litalien wins 2017 6 Who Care Award 

 

September 2017

  • Camp Sunshine volunteer Carol Lee Tonge wins Daily Points of Light Award

  • Camp Sunshine volunteer Emily Dziedzic recognized by Coast 93.1 as one of Maine's 20 Outstanding Women

 

August 2017

  • Camp Sunshine places first in the nonprofit category in the 2017 Eagle Choice Awards

July 2017

  • GreatNonprofits names Camp Sunshine a 2017 Top-Rated Organization

June 2017

  • Camp Sunshine recognized at the One Hundred - an awareness and fundraising initiative created and supported by Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

April 2017

  • Volunteer, Sara Brown named exemplary honoree at Maine’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award under the Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism

November 2016

  • Medical Director, Andrew Eichenfield, MD. is named a Samberg Scholar by New York-Presbyterian Hospital

  • Director of Operations, Maureen McAllister was the recipient of the COCA-I (Children’s Oncology Association-International) Spirit Award

  • Camp Sunshine named a 'Gold Ribbon' camp by COCA-I

  • Camp Sunshine Awarded 4-Star Distinction by Charity Navigator

  • Camp Sunshine Ranked Top-Rated by Great Nonprofits

 

August 2016

 

July 2016

  • Founder Anna Gould is recognized as one of “50 Mainers Charting the State’s Future” by Maine Magazine

June 2016

  • Camp Sunshine Board of Directors and Tropical Smoothie Café CEO Michael Rotondo was presented with Camp Sunshine’s “Ray of Light” Award

May 2016

  • Founder Anna Gould receives a Doctor of Humane Letters from St. Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine

April 2016

  • Psychosocial Director Nancy Cincotta MSW, MPhil received the Lifetime Contribution Award from APOSW (The Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers)

October 2015

 

August 2015

  • Camp Sunshine Receives Eagle Choice Award in the Non-Profit Category

November 2014

  • Camp Sunshine Awarded 4-Star Distinction by Charity Navigator

  • Founder Anna Gould Awarded Prestigious "Camp Champion" Award by ACA New England

  • American Camp Association Renews Camp Sunshine's Accreditation as Part of the Tri-Annual, Ongoing Process

  • Camp Sunshine Ranked Top Rated by GreatNonprofits

 

June 2014

October 2013

August 2013

December 2012

October 2012

  • Camp Sunshine Volunteer Ron Eby honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Mary Rines Thompson Award

September 2012

November 2011

  • Camp Sunshine Receives Top Scores from American Camp Association in Tri Annual Accreditation Review


October 2011

  • Camp Sunshine Volunteer Vernon Watters Honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Volunteer Award

September 2011

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

July 2011

  • Camp Sunshine’s Campus Director Michael Katz is Recognized by the Maine Youth Camping Foundation With Their Dedication to Camping Award, Honoring His More Than 25 Years of Service to Camp Sunshine and the Camp Community

June 2011

  • Camp Sunshine Volunteer Joseph Cerato Receives Myra Kraft New England Patriots Community MVP Award

October 2010

  • Camp Sunshine Volunteer Ruth Shadbolt Honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Volunteer Award

October 2009

  • Camp Sunshine Founding Volunteer Dot Gonyea Honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Volunteer Award

June 2009

  • Camp Sunshine Honors Founder Anna M. Gould with Lifetime Achievement Award

April 2009

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

November 2008

  • As Part of its Tri-Annual Ongoing Review Process, American Camp Association Renews Camp Sunshine’s Accreditation, Again Awarding Highest Score

September 2008

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

September 2007

  • Camp Sunshine’s Sand Castle World’s Tallest According to Guinness

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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 Bank

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

November 2005

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As Part of its Tri-Annual Ongoing Review Process, American Camp Association Renews Camp Sunshine’s Accreditation, Again Awarding Highest Score

October 2005

  • Camp Sunshine Volunteer Jean Sequeira honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Volunteer Award

June 2004

  • Yankee Magazine Honors Founder Anna Gould with its Community Partners Barnraiser Award

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Camp Sunshine Honors Founder Larry Gould with First Annual Lifetime Achievement Award
     

May 2004

  • E-Town Radio Presents Camp Sunshine Founders Anna Gould and Larry Gould with 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

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

October 2003

  • Camp Sunshine Volunteer Greg Bove honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Mary Rines Thompson Award

March 2003

  • 
Windham Rotary Honors Camp Sunshine's Director of Special Events Michael Smith with the Paul Harris Fellow Award

November 2002

  • Camp Sunshine Receives American Camp Association Accreditation

June 2002

  • Toastmasters International Honors Camp Sunshine Founder Anna Gould with its Communication and Leadership 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

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