The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF) is proud to announce our ninth national family retreat. This retreat will take place during the week of  July 21 – 26, 2013 at Camp Sunshine, which is located at Lake Sebago, Maine. Air carriers fly into Portland, Maine.  Ground transportation is provided by Camp Sunshine to the campsite.

Camp Sunshine has proven to be an unforgettable experience for the families that have attended.  We are grateful to Camp Sunshine for extending an invitation to us once again this year. Lodging and three meals daily are provided. Camp also plans daily activities for the entire family, and offers parents an opportunity to share their experiences and exchange information. Aside from the benefit of meeting other families, the DBAF has also obtained commitments from experts in the medical field to come and share their expertise and to update us on current research. Please visit to learn more about Camp Sunshine.

Applications are now available at:

Final selection of families chosen to attend is determined by Camp Sunshine. Completed applications and physical examination forms should be returned to Camp Sunshine as soon as possible, due to the limited availability of family accommodations. Travel expenses are the families’ responsibility. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Camp, please contact Dawn Baumgardner at

We are looking forward to seeing many of you this summer! (Traditionally, our family retreat is held every other year, therefore the next Camp is scheduled for 2015.)