Camp Sunshine is a place for all seasons; families from all over the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world, make the trek to our unique retreat on beautiful Sebago Lake in Casco, Maine. Greeted by yellow-shirted volunteers and mascots Sunny, Chip Chip, and Lupie, family members enter through one of Camp Sunshine’s three yellow doors. Right away, they know that we have each family member’s needs in mind.
With decades of dedication and expertise, staff and volunteers (about 75 in each session) put families at ease. Families can set their worries aside knowing that there is a physician on site. Camp Sunshine is a place where families can really relax and let staff and volunteers take care of every member of the family.
Meeting other families who face the same issues, large and small, is a unique benefit of the camp experience… being able to talk to other people who know exactly how they feel. Attending one of approximately 25 year-round sessions, they have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of activities with up to 40 other families. Whether it’s reaching the top of the climbing wall, catching a fish in the lake, enjoying horse-drawn wagon rides in the fall, or learning to ski during our winter sessions, there is fun for every member of the family.
Range of Programs
Camp Sunshine serves families of children with cancer, hematologic conditions, renal disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, and those who have undergone solid organ transplantation. We offer programs to children and families at various stages of illness, and seek to provide forums for families in unique circumstances within the general populations that it serves.
Bereavement programs are also offered to families who have attended in the past or who have experienced the death of a child from a supported illness.