Camp Sunshine Family Eligibility

Please be sure to review links below regarding additional programming and eligibility information for 2022

A note from Camp Sunshine’s Medical Director and Executive Director regarding 2022 Programming:

Out of an abundance of caution, Camp Sunshine has decided to offer both virtual and onsite programming this year that will incorporate strict monitoring for COVID-19. Our primary interest is ensuring programming that is safe and minimizes any unnecessary exposure to infection to the children and families Camp Sunshine serves.

This year in-person Camp will look different and will be focused on the joy of participating as a family in activities on our beautiful lakeside campus. As this is a year for parents and children to celebrate the summer season together in a fun vacation-style model, Camp will run mixed diagnosis programs with fewer numbers of families. We have also decided to limit attendance to those who are not immunosuppressed.

We appreciate that this model will represent a significant difference for many of you. It is our hope that Camp Sunshine will be able to safely return to more traditional programming in 2023. We thank you for working with us to ensure the health and safety of all children and their families in the upcoming season.

Andrew Eichenfield, MD Michael Katz
Medical Director Executive Director

Camp Sunshine offers programs for families with a child 18 and younger who has:

  • Cancer
  • Retinoblastoma
  • A Brain Tumor
  • Kidney Disease
  • Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Other Hematologic Conditions: contact Camp to inquire regarding specific diagnoses
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (age 21 and younger)
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome
  • Dyskeratosis Congenita / Telomere Biology Disorders
  • A bereavement session is also offered for families who have experienced the death of a child from a supported illness

Additional Eligibility and Program Information for In-Person Sessions 2022:

Family Eligibility Information

Camp Sunshine at Home (Box of Sunshine and Virtual programs): The Box of Sunshine program is available to families who are unable or choose not to participate in an in-person Family Camp this year. This year’s space – themed Box of Sunshine will truly be “out of this world!”

Bereavement programming information will follow this fall.

Anne Fletcher Howley, LCSW / Family Coordinator:
Phone: (207) 655-3800