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WHEN: July 30 - August 5, 2017
Campers often say “Camp Sunrise is the best week of the year.” That makes us smile because we believe kids should be kids — especially kids with cancer. Camp Sunrise has given a normal camping experience to hundreds of happy patient campers since its inception in 1986. By combining an exciting camp experience with professional medical support, campers are given the following opportunities: to establish strong peer relationships with others who have experienced cancer; to gain independence from the regimen of cancer treatment; and to enhance self-confidence by trying new activities offered at camp.
Johns Hopkins Camp Sunrise
Camp Sunrise is held in early August in Annapolis, Maryland. The 187-acre campground has hiking trails throughout and boasts of its diverse ecosystems including wetlands, creeks, old growth trees, and forests. At the hub are rustic wood cabins, a health facility, dining hall and full kitchen, fully accessible pool, covered pavilions, basketball court, and large playing fields. Our unique environment allows patients and survivors to lean on each other, to share their thoughts and fears, and to come together with people who simply get it
Over the years, Camp Sunrise has been recognized for its commitment to providing patient campers with a safe, enjoyable, and stimulating camping experience. Camp Sunrise is accredited by the American Camp Association. This distinction validates that the camp has met all quality standards to ensure the health and safety of our campers. Additionally, The Children‘s Oncology Camping Association International (COCA-I) has designated Camp Sunrise as a Gold Ribbon Camp.