LUPUS WEEK at Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine will offer kids with lupus and their families an opportunity to spend Lupus Week – July 31 – August 5 -- at their full-service sleep-away camp.  For an entire week, kids with lupus, their parents and siblings gain strength, support and fun being with others who share the same challenges.

Located in beautiful Casco, Maine, Camp Sunshine provides respite, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families through various stages of a child’s illness. The program is offered free of charge to all families.  Click here for more information.

    

    

How this one week can keep people going throughout the coming year is best expressed by the kids, their siblings and their parents!

"My daughter with lupus can smile, laugh and feel ‘normal’ here. The opportunity to belong, to relax and to be ‘normal’ is priceless to our family!"

“Thank you. Sometimes the world pauses and all my problems aren't here with
me in camp.” 

“Going to camp and meeting so many people with lupus from my area helped me feel like I wasn't so different after all—and that I was not alone.” 

"My 14-year-old has lupus. And I can't remember the last time he was able to be himself. He has hair loss, butterfly rashes, kidney failure, and extremely low energy. But at Camp Sunshine, I found my son again..."