CASCO — Camp Sunshine announced it has been honored with a 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

Camp Sunshine is a one-of-a-kind national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

“We are excited to be one of the first nonprofit organizations nationwide to be named a Top-Rated 2014 Nonprofit,” Anna Gould, founder of Camp Sunshine, said. “We are proud that this award comes as we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year.”

The award was based on the large number of positive reviews the camp received from those who have had direct experience with the organization — reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients.

A father with a daughter living with a rare disease said their week at Camp Sunshine proved invaluable: “Having a child with a very rare disease makes it hard to find other families who understand what we go through. Being at Camp Sunshine helped us to connect with other families going through our situation and with the specialists that treat her disease.”

Camp Sunshine operates year-round on the shores of Sebago Lake and provides weeklong respites at no charge to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The program includes 24-hour on-site medical and psychosocial support.

Camp Sunshine relies on donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to carry out its mission. For more information about Camp Sunshine’s programs and to learn more about volunteering or making a donation, visit the camp’s website at, or call (207) 655-3800.

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