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Each year SunSibs is filled with smiling faces of campers that are transported to a place where they are able to be kids and connect with others their age that know what they are going through. While their siblings, and cancer, may be what initially brings everyone together, the fun, lifelong memories and friendships formed are what drives their desire to return.

SunSibs campers

Free of Charge

Due to the support of our volunteers and donors, Sunsibs is 100% cost-free for each child that attends camp.

Camper Qualifications

SunSibs is for children and young adults ages 5-16 who have siblings diagnosed with cancer (on treatment, off treatment, or bereaved). When campers that have previously attended camp reach the age of 17 years old, they are eligible to apply for the Counselor in Training (CIT) program.

Online Registration
Instructions for creating a profile on the application website

For questions regarding camp, head to the SunSibs contact page for a list of contacts

For questions abbout applying, please contact Will Neutzling.

We Provide

  • A team of trained volunteered staff members
  • Three balanced meals per day including healthy snacks and refreshments
  • Opportunities for campers to develop socialization and leadership skills
  • T-shirts, prizes, keepsakes, and other giveaways
  • A safe and fun environment for kids to get outside and have fun

Camp Activities

SunSibs campers 2
  • Swimming
  • Sports and Games
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Archery
  • Cabin Time
  • Creating the camp newsletter: “The Sibs”
  • Rest Period
  • All- Camp Dance

Activities are strategically scheduled throughout the day as campers rotate so that each child has the opportunity to participate in each activity. After dinner each evening, special events will take place. Saturday night’s event includes activities that are centered around the theme that the campers from the previous year have chosen. Sunday night ends with a bang with an all-camp dance. Campers get to show off their moves and/or play games.  

Each year, campers participate in Sibs connection, an all camp event that brings them together. Whether it’s a love of sports, reading, or tacos, each camper has something that they love that brings them closer to everyone around them. It also shows that each camper is unique and is able to contribute to the environment fostering acceptance and love, which leads to a better experience for everyone.