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Johns Hopkins hosts summer camp for Pediatric Oncology patients

Posted at 5:36 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 10:10:24-04

BALTIMORE — Kids should be kids, and they can do that at summer camp, but not every child can experience it.

That's where Camp Sunrise comes in. It's a week long camp for pediatric oncology patients and survivors, and it hosted ever year by Johns Hopkins.

Kids attending the camp can get the full experience – camp fires, crafts, sports and games – all while gaining independence and self-confidence.

"It's an opportunity for them to get to experience and camp with kids that are just like them that have gone through treatment know what it's like to be in the hospital," said Ashley Richards, Camp Director. "Not be the same as everybody else at school."

This year's Camp Sunrise ends on Saturday.