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September 27 - October 03
  • 27

    NE Georgia Regional Program at Uncle Shucks Corn Maze - canceled

    All day
    09/27/2020
    Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
    195 Bannister Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534, USA

    This event has been canceled.

    Our Northeast Region Camp Sunshine families are invited to join us at Uncle Shucks for festive family fall fun-filled with a corn maze, wagon ride and time to meet with other Camp Sunshine families in your area.

    Contact Morgan at morgan@mycampsunshine.com for all the details.

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  • 29

    Hospital Camp Activity - Watercolors

    3:00 PM-3:45 PM
    09/29/2020

    Hospital Camp Activity: Featuring Watercolors with Julie (virtual)!

    Tuesday, September 29th, 3 pm-3:45 pm.

    This program is for any camper in the hospital (inpatient or outpatient).

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  • 01

    Remember the Sunshine Family Night- Parent Support Group via Zoom

    5:30 PM-7:30 PM
    10/01/2020
    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.

  • 02

    Fall Family Camp Weekend - virtual

    All day
    10/02/2020-10/03/2020
    1391 Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, GA, USA
    1391 Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, GA, USA

    This event will be virtual this year.

    Every fall and spring, Camp Sunshine brings families of children with cancer together for weekend retreats. In the woods and away from treatment centers, families have the opportunity to relax and have fun, share stories with other families and gain support form each other.

     

  • 03

    Fall Family Camp Weekend - virtual

    All day
    10/03/2020-10/03/2020
    1391 Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, GA, USA
    1391 Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, GA, USA

    This event will be virtual this year.

    Every fall and spring, Camp Sunshine brings families of children with cancer together for weekend retreats. In the woods and away from treatment centers, families have the opportunity to relax and have fun, share stories with other families and gain support form each other.

     

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