WHEN: July 28 - August 3, 2019
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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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.