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Camp Sunrise

Important 2020 Camp Sunrise Update


In lieu of our traditional overnight camp experience, we will be offering a free, virtual interactive camp program.

  • Live interactive online activities – meet and have fun with camp friends and counselors
  • 'Camp in a Box' – projects delivered to your door – with activities to do online or with your friends, anytime, anywhere!

Who is Eligible?

Patients who are currently being treated or have completed treatment for oncological diagnoses or have undergone a bone marrow transplant. Campers must be between the ages of 4 - 18.

When is the Camp Season?

August 2-8, 2020

Where, How to Register:

Virtual camp can be experienced from the comfort of your home. Please click here to register.
Questions? Please contact Lauren Murphy at or call 410-707-9938.

Volunteer Questions?

Please contact Katie Lydic, Staffing Director at or call 443-752-7504

A note from our Johns Hopkins Camp Liaison – Click here

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.

Camp Sunrise Counselors

Meet our exceptional counselors at Camp Sunrise

Camp Sunrise is a week long, overnight camp for pediatric oncology patients and survivors. At camp, we strive to provide children affected by cancer with a normal camping experience among their peers who have also experienced cancer treatment. Campers often say “Camp Sunrise is the best week of the year.” At Johns Hopkins, we believe kids should be kids — especially kids with cancer. Camp Sunrise helps to make that a reality.

Since its inception in 1986, Camp Sunrise has combined an exciting camp experience with professional medical support, which creates limitless opportunities for pediatric oncology patients to be normal kids again for a week. Amidst the camp fires, crafts, and sports and games, campers are given the chance to to establish strong peer relationships with others who have experienced cancer,  gain independence from the regimen of cancer treatment, and enhance self-confidence by trying new activities with camp friends, both new and old.

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Camper Stories
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Gold Ribbon Camp

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.

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