Frequently Asked Questions


General Camp FAQs

If Cultures are done 2 months before camp how can we be sure the other campers do not have cepacia?
The timing of the sputum cultures is to ensure that there is enough time for people to make plans to come to this camp, but short enough that it is unlikely for cepacia to be acquired between the culture and coming to camp. That being said, it is impossible to guarantee that everybody who is in camp does not have cepacia, or perhaps another bacteria or virus, that can to transmitted to another person. We are aware that the spread of cepacia, MRSA and other illnesses pose a threat to people who have CF, and we do not and cannot warrant that anyone who suffers with CF will not be sick attending camp or sicker once home. To greatly reduce risk of cross contamination, all CF campers must have full CF sputum cultures including but not limited to all of the above illnesses. These cultures must be performed within three months of the beginning date of camp and submitted to SSSC for approval by its Medical Director. Furthermore, all campers who are actively sick with any illness are asked not to attend even if they are approved. Finally, all campers sleep in the same room as their primary family and these families are spread throughout the resort. Meals and programs do include all campers as a group. Special stations for adequate hand washing and/or use of anti-bacterial products are mandatory by everyone at camp, especially before and after meals, play and programs. With these and other special precautions, which reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses, it is still true that the only way to avoid problems entirely would be to suggest you not attend this camp. Many of the organisms that concern us can be acquired in the community, especially MRSA (methicillin resistant staph. aureus). Your decision to come to this camp is associated with risk. However, if you feel uncomfortable with your participation in any program, you can and should opt out. SSSC is a respite camp, and is there to try to help you meet other families who are dealing with CF. You are encouraged to apply if this meets your comfort zone as well as complies with your doctor’s advice. Lives have been enriched by attendance to SSSC, but you, (the camper, parent, spouse, or guardian) must make all risk decisions regarding your normal routine, nutrition, exercise, therapy, medicine and group time with other CF campers.
Who pays for Sunny Shores Sea Camp?
Many volunteers and organizations work year round to raise money for Sunny Shores Sea Camp.  These funds are used to pay for our families to attend at no charge. Our largest fundraiser is the Falcon Batchelor Memorial golf tournament held each spring.  
Do I contact the Resort for a reservation?
All application should be sent to the address on the application.  

Sunny Shores will make all the reservations for each family.

When do I do my culture?
Submit a recent culture by May 1st of the year you want to attend..
When will I be notified that I have been accepted to attend Camp?
All cultures are to be received on or before May 1st. At that time all applications and lab reports start the review process. Upon review of them notification is expected to be sent out via e-mail or regular mail the middle of May.
How many people can I bring?
The rooms at the resort can hold up to 4 people, no more than 4 are allowed per room.  So the CF attendee can bring themselves and up to 3 immediate family members.
Why do I need a credit card at check in?
Incidentals such as room service, phone calls from your room, meals and drinks  that are not part of the group meals provided each day and souvenirs, will be billed to you.
What does Sunny Shores pay for?
Sunny Shores will be responsible for your scheduled activities, three scheduled meals per day, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, room fee, tips, and parking.  Details will be given at orientation after you check in.
Can I attend if my sputum culture is positive for Burkholderia Cepacia?
With regret no.  Due to concerns with cross contamination, those testing positive for this intrinsic resistance bacteria are asked to refrain from camp.
What do I do with my sputum results when I get them?
We must have the results of your culture on or before May 1st.  We recommend you email them to assure they get in on time. You may email to
Am I automatically guaranteed a spot at camp?Am I automatically guaranteed a spot at camp?
No, you must submit your application, application fee and a culture on time.  Space is limited so please be prompt.  If the paper work is done and the Director approves your culture a space will be reserved.  However, the Director has the discretion to deny an application if he feels the applicant is a possible threat to the well being of the other attendees.
Can I bring a pet?
No. We are sorry to say, but no pets are allowed at Sunny Shores.


Golf Tournament FAQs


What if I don’t have a foursome?
If you do not have a full team or are coming as a single player we will pair you up as best as possible.  We try and match an A,B,C and D player on each team.
What is the golf format?
The format is a four-man team scramble with handicaps.  Team awards are presented to each player on the 1st and 2nd place Gross Finishers and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place net finishers.
What is the origin of the Sunny Shores Sea Camp Golf Tournament?
Falcon Batchelor, in 1980, was instrumental in founding Sunny Shores Sea Camp (SSSC) for cystic fibrosis.  Early in 1990, Al Massena and Dana Munsey, both friends of Falcon, discussed hosting a golf tournament as an annual fund raiser for SSSC, and the first tournament was held that year.  Falcon lost his battle to cystic fibrosis later that year, so in 1991, the tournament name was renamed, The Falcon Batchelor Memorial Golf Tournament to honor Falcon’s contribution.

In 2014, Dana Munsey, our beloved President, died after a life long struggle with Cystic Fibrosis. The 2016 Golf Tournament is named in Memory of Dana Munsey.

How can I participate in donating a Silent Auction Item?
You may contact our Marketing and Public Relations coordinator, John Munsey at 407-488-4203, to discuss donating items for raffle prizes or silent auction items.  All donations include recognition as a Product Sponsor on letters, newsletters and our web site.

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Can I bring a guest to the dinner ceremony?
Guests are welcome; however, there is an additional fee of $50 for each dinner guest.
If I don’t play golf can I volunteer?
Yes.  Every year we need volunteers to help out with various jobs.  If you would like to apply to volunteer just fill out a player application and put “Volunteer” next to your name.
Do I call The Golden Bear to play in your tournament?
No, all applications are to be sent to Ed Loos, Esq., 201 East Pine Street, Suite 500, Orlando, FL 32801.  You can call for more information by calling Ed Loos at 407-425-6559, Ext. 2444
Who benefits from the proceeds of the golf tournament?
The Sunny Shores Sea Camp Golf Tournament benefits Sunny Shores Sea Camp, Inc.  SSSC is a 501( c )3 non profit corporation.

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Family Bowling Night FAQs


Where will the Family Bowling Night be held?
The Sunny Shores Sea Camp Family Bowling Night is held every year at the Sawgrass Bowling Lanes in Tamarac, Florida.
Where's the bowling alley located?
Sawgrass Bowling Lanes, 8501 N. University Dr. Tamarac, FL 33321
When does registration for the Family Bowling Night open?
Registration starts in December 2018
What's included in the bowling package?
  • Teams of no more than 5 players
  • (2 or 3) games of bowling
  • Shoe rental
  • Use of house balls
  • 1 pitcher of soft drink per lane
How many people can be on a team?
  • Teams of no more than 5 players
What's the contact info for the Sawgrass Bowling Lanes?

Phone: (407) 938-7467