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  • 03

    Remember the Sunshine Family Night- Parent Support Group via Zoom

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

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

  • 07

    Office Closed

    All day

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 10

    Trivia Night via Zoom

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    Fun night of trivia games for the whole family. Join us on Zoom.

  • 12

    Apple Orchard - canceled

    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    Hillcrest Orchards, Georgia 52, Ellijay, GA, USA
    Hillcrest Orchards, Georgia 52, Ellijay, GA, USA

    This event has been canceled.

    Preschool apple picking at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay, GA.

    Come and enjoy a hayride, a petting zoo, and fresh apple cider. We will watch the pig races, have a family picnic, pick apples, visit the country store, and even milk a cow!

    WHO: All Children 6 and under who have or had cancer and their families.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 12 at 10:30

    WHERE: Hillcrest Orchards, Ellijay GA
    RSVP: Ann at 404-325-7979 or Please indicate the names of everyone attending. Immediate family members only!

  • 16

    Planning for College

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM

    What’s Next? Planning for College is a program offered each fall for our high school juniors and seniors. Topics include navigating the admission process, getting into the college of your choice, and available scholarships for cancer survivors. For more information, contact Tenise Newberg at or 404.325.7979, ext. 116.

  • 21

    Spa Night - canceled

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    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 or call 404-325-7979.

  • 24

    Junior Camper Program - Mystery Night

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM

    Junior Mystery Night program- Thursday, September 24th, 6-7 pm (virtual)..

    Campers age 7-12.

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.

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