Public Event Scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Camp Sunshine Tour
Location: Camp Sunshine, 35 Acadia Road, Casco, Maine
The Governor and First Lady will acknowledge the hard work put in by the 133rd in making needed improvements at Camp Sunshine. This marks the fourth summer since 1992 that the 133rd has returned to support the Maine charity. The soldiers, midway through a two-week program, are installing a fence, shingling and repairing a bridge. For more information about Camp Sunshine visit http://www.campsunshine.org
Camp Sunshine is one of the only programs in the nation with a mission to address the impact of a life-threatening illness on the entire family. Last year alone, more than 700 families from across the U.S. attended one of 25 weeklong sessions held throughout the year. There is no charge to participating families.
Camp Sunshine’s partnership with the Maine Army National Guard started in 1992 when soldiers from the 133rd helped clear and stump the grounds of what would become the permanent campus. In addition to clearing and grading the property, soldiers constructed roads and drainage.