One week of Summer Camp is for teens ages 13-18. The program and schedule are designed specifically for teenagers. Summer Camp is held at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia. "It's great! Everyone should come! But you're got to be special. You've got to have cancer." - A camper from 1983
Teen Group North is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Johns Creek Area and 4th Thursday of each month at Camp Sunshine House. This is a time to meet, hand out and gain support from other teens who also have or had cancer. This group is for 13-18 year olds who are on treatment or were diagnosed as a teen. Dinner is followed by discussion or activity.
Each spring Camp Sunshine offers an excursion to Washington, D.C., for 16-18 year olds. The four days include many extraordinary experiences and tours. Camp Sunshine arranges to meet members of Congress, tour the Capitol, spend a day with the F.B.I. at their training academy in Quantico, Virginia, tour The White House and experience many of the cultural and educational opportunities in our nation's capital.
Every summer an Outdoor Challenge program is offered to a limited number of teens. The program may be a trip to a Dude Ranch in North Carolina or a leadership training program in the Colorado Rockies. The trip is packed with challenges, adventure, fun, and most importantly, the opportunity to discover hidden strengths and build character.
Special events are held throughout the year at Camp Sunshine House for teens, such as the Winter Dance and Lock-In. These activities allow the teens an opportunity to see camp friends and to make new friends with those who have recently been diagnosed.
What's Next? Planning for College is a program offered each fall for high school juniors and seniors. Topics include navigating admission process, getting into the college of your choice and scholarships for cancer survivors.