Family Retreat

DC Outreach, Inc. has held three bi-annual Family Retreats at Camp Sunshine, in beautiful Casco, Maine. This has privided a rare opportunity for families living with DC to meet others in person who share their experience. We host educational sessions with DC specialists and make time for fun and connection too. Many families have returned again to camp, and we hope to make this a possibility for as many as we can. 

Please consider donating to our Camp Fund, to help provide this camp experience to as many families as possible. We also have a Camp Committee that welcomes all who want to help make camp a memorable experience for these amazing families. 

Thank you!

Family Retreat 2016

Septmeber 14- 18, 2016

Correction: Invitations were mailed out with incorrect camp dates. Please note the correct camp dates stated above.
Mark your calendars! DC Outreach's 2016 Family Retreat at Camp Sunshine will be held Sept. 14 to Sept. 18th.

Presentation topics :

Transplant (part 1)  
Pulmonary manifestations  

Secondary disease processes focusing on GI and ophthalmologic issues  
Transplant (part 2) and Late Effects  
Pediatric to adult transition  
Psychology and Neurology  

Telomere Biology and Research  
DCO involvement and fundraising  

There will also be time for one-on-one sessions between the families and the physicians.   

The days will be filled with information, with plenty of time for laughing and playing, as we enjoy meeting and getting to know each other.  

This is the fourth time Camp Sunshine has hosted us and we're expecting this session to be the biggest and best yet! There is no fee for families to attend camp. However, as in the past, DC Outreach, Inc. hopes to offer Camp Sunshine financial support for hosting this one-of-a-kind retreat. This year we are strongly encouraging families to make a donation to DCO so our group can continue our tradition providing camp the monetary support necessary to provide such amazing programming.   
To donate to our Camp Sunshine Fund online, visit our home page and click on the yellow "Donate" button. To donate by mail, click here.
Camp applications for our session are available at
Medical clearance is an essential part of the application process, so don't forget to schedule exams for affected family members.  
Our camp committee is beginning to plan our session and is seeking volunteers to help us plan the perfect retreat. Please email committee co-chair to get involved.
Travel scholarships will also be available. Applications will be accepted beginning June 1st, 2016 through July 31st, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their scholarship request status by August 31st, 2016. To apply, please contact co-chair Rachel Godfrey at or complete our online travel assistance application form here.

We look forward to seeing you all at camp!