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Camp Sunrise

Established by the American Cancer Society in 1987, Camp Sunrise started with only seven campers. Today, Camp Sunrise is maintained and sponsored by Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center's Division of Pediatric Oncology over 100 patient campers. Camp Sunrise is a week-long, overnight summer camp held in early August in Maryland, for children who have been diagnosed with or have survived cancer. Campers are given the opportunity to establish strong peer relationships with the other children they can relate to that are going through the same experiences and feelings as they are with their cancer treatment. At Camp Sunrise, campers also gain independence from the regimen of cancer treatment, and enhance their self-confidence by trying new activities offered while attending the camp.

Camp Sunrise 2014

This year's Camp Sunrise, "Under the Sea," was held August 2 August 10.  This week long overnight summer camp was cost free to each child who attended.  Normal camping activities such as rock climbing, karaoke, swimming and archery gave cancer patients and survivors the chance to participate in normal summer activities in a judgment free and understanding environment.
Each child who attends Camp Sunrise battles his own medical and personal obstacles.  Camp Sunrise allows these children to be themselves and support each other through a therapeutic camping environment.

View WBAL's news segment of Camp Sunrise

View WMAR's news segment of Camp Sunrise

Camp Sunrise Wish List

We welcome donations for our campers.  If you can provide one or several of these items, that would be a wonderful help to our camper families. 

  • Sleeping bags
  • Flash lights
  • Pull up Diapers (for children)
  • Children's Underwear
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Suntan Lotion
  • Cabin decorations
  • Bottled Water
  • Capri Sun
  • Gatorade
  • Snacks
  • Trash bags
  • Coloring books and crayons
  • Children's books
  • Teen magazines
  • Deodorant
  • Fingernail Polish
  • Hairbrushes/Combs
  • Pillowcases
  • Children's PJ's
  • Pool Toys

Please contact Stephanie Davis at 410-361-6184 or, if you are able to donate these items:

COCA-I Gold Ribbon Camp

Gold Ribbon Camp

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Pediatric Oncology facilities are located in the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.




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