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November
  • 02

    Spa Night - canceled

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    11/02/2020
    1850 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA, USA
    1850 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA, USA

    This event has been canceled.

    Come join us for an evening of relaxation. Dinner will be provided along with facials and massage.

    Contact Ann for more information or the RSVP at ann@mycampsunshine.com or call 404-325-7979.

  • 05

    Remember the Sunshine Family Night- Parent Support Group via Zoom

    5:30 PM-7:30 PM
    11/05/2020
    Camp Sunshine House
    1850 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA, USA

    Bereaved Family night support group for parents. Contact Tenise Newberg at Tenise@mycampsunshine.com for more details.

  • 08

    Seasonal Sunshine-Thanksgiving Family Night Dinner - canceled

    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    11/08/2020
    1850 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA, USA
    1850 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA, USA

    This event has been canceled

    WHERE: Camp Sunshine House
    1850 Clairmont Road
    Decatur, GA 30033
    5:00 – 7:00  Thanksgiving Family Night Dinner
    RSVP: Call Ann at 404-325-7979 or email ann@mycampsunshine.com
    Immediate family members only.
    Please indicate names of everyone attending.

  • 15

    Gingerbread House Decorating on ZOOM!

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    11/15/2020

    Gingerbread Decorating Program on Zoom. Sunday, November 15th at 2 pm (virtual).

  • 20

    Teen Retreat Weekend - virtual

    All day
    11/20/2020-11/21/2020
    1391 Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, GA, USA
    1391 Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, GA, USA

    This event will be virtual.

    Campers 13-18 years old (who qualified for teen week in 2018) will enjoy an awesome retreat weekend at Camp Twin Lakes.

    Please contact Camp Sunshine at (404) 325-7979.

  • 21

    Teen Retreat Weekend - virtual

    All day
    11/21/2020-11/21/2020
    1391 Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, GA, USA
    1391 Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, GA, USA

    This event will be virtual.

    Campers 13-18 years old (who qualified for teen week in 2018) will enjoy an awesome retreat weekend at Camp Twin Lakes.

    Please contact Camp Sunshine at (404) 325-7979.

  • 22

    Rome Enchanted Garden of Lights - canceled

    All day
    11/22/2020

    This event has been canceled.

    Our Rome Region Camp Sunshine families are invited to join us for one of the biggest and brightest light displays in Georgia at the Enchanted Garden of Lights at Lookout Mountain, GA.

    More details to come closer to the date regarding this light extravaganza.

     

It’s Like Heaven: Stories from Camp Sunshine edited by Dorothy H. Jordan

Published by UGA Press:  In 1982 Dorothy H. Jordan founded Camp Sunshine to provide children with cancer a safe, normal childhood experience, to show them that others share their challenges, and to help them find community and support. In 1983 approximately forty campers between the ages of seven and eighteen attended the first summer camp, held in the north Georgia mountains. Thirty-five years later, more than four hundred campers attended the 2018 summer camp, and several hundred more children and family members participated in more than 150 additional recreational, educational, and supportive Camp Sunshine programs held throughout the year in metro Atlanta, Savannah, and other areas of Georgia.

Today Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization, has hundreds of dedicated volunteers who help the leadership staff of the camp with its multiple year-round programs, as well as pediatric oncology nurses and other medical professionals who take care of the campers’ medical needs while they attend those programs.

It’s Like Heaven documents the story of the first thirty-five years of Camp Sunshine through the voices of campers, their nurses, counselors, and other volunteers. Each chapter is a former camper’s first-person story about childhood cancer and the Camp Sunshine journey, followed by reflections on the camper’s experience by the camper’s nurse or another member of the camp community, creating a unique narrative of each camper’s struggle and path toward healing. Every story includes photos of both the camper and the camper’s mentor as well as several photos that illustrate the connections, bonds, and strength of community created through Camp Sunshine.

 

“These powerful stories show us the resilience of the human spirit. Cancer touches all of our lives and the message of this book is universal. Camp Sunshine has created a little piece of heaven in Georgia for children and their families impacted by cancer, and everyone will find inspiration in these moving accounts about the healing power of community.” – PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER

All proceeds benefit Camp Sunshine.

Order your copy here:

UGAPress

Indiebound.org

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble