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what to expect

What Is A Typical Day Like?

Lots of smiles!  Programming is designed to offer fun, recreation, support and joy to all members of the family.  After enjoying breakfast together as a family, adults sign their children into “day camp” groups.  There, they will participate in a variety of hour by hour activities tailored towards their age group and season.  Activities range from icebreakers to arts and crafts, games with the mascots, challenge course, 

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waterfront or pool time and much, much more.  While the children are signed into their groups, parents / guardians have the opportunity to get in on the fun in their own groups, too!  Adult hour by hour activities range from competing in “blooper” games against the teens, and perhaps just enjoying some quiet time together in nature while the children are with their volunteer counselors.  Adults may also participate in parent workshops which are facilitated by a professional where connections are made and communities of support may be formed.

Families come back together for lunch, which may be followed by more time with their groups or family free time, during which a range of activities are available to enjoy together.  Following dinner, evening programming may include fun activities like a talent show or wish boat ceremony, designed for everyone to participate together!

We often hear from families that they sleep very well after a busy day at Camp Sunshine!  

Where Do Families Stay?

All programs are offered at our year-round campus on beautiful Sebago Lake in Casco, Maine.  Each family stays in a private suite in one of two family buildings which are in close proximity to the main building and activities.  Family suites include one bedroom with two twin-sized beds and an open room with a set of bunk beds and a full-sized futon.  Each family suite has heat / air conditioning and includes a full bathroom, mini-fridge, and microwave. Cots and portable cribs are available by advance request.

Are Meals Provided?

Yes!  Your family will be provided with three full meals each day in our dining hall. Meals are served buffet – style. While you may wish to bring your favorite snacks for in-between meals, we ask that you keep in mind that we are a nut-free campus. 

What About Medical Care?

The health and safety of all campers is our top priority. Medical support will be present at every Camp session to provide evaluation of acute problems and basic & emergency first aid. Transportation will be provided to a nearby medical facility in the event that other treatment is necessary.

Who is Eligible to Attend?

All programs are designed for the whole family including parent / legal guardians, siblings, and the child with a qualifying illness, to attend together. At least one parent or legal guardian must attend with a child under the age of 18.  Another adult may be included on the application to attend as a support person for single parents or when both parents are unable to attend together. If a legal guardian will accompany a child to camp, appropriate documentation must be provided with the application.

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