Camp Good Days strives to improve the quality of life for families affected by cancer or sickle cell anemia through residential camping programs and year-round recreational and support activities, in the Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse, New York areas. At Camp Good Days, participants are welcomed into a community that can relate to their struggles and supports them in their journey ahead. While a vast majority of our participants reside in NY, Camp Good Days has no geographical boundaries and accepts children from all 50 states and all over the world.
Camp Good Days offers programs for children, adults, and families:
Jr Camp Good Days: Children, ages 4-7, that have or have a family member that has been affected by cancer or sickle cell anemia
Camp Good Days: Children ages, 8-17, that have or have a family member that has been affected by cancer or sickle cell anemia
Family Camp: Families that have been affected by cancer or sickle cell anemia
Women’s Oncology Programs: For women that have been affected by cancer
Men’s Prostate Cancer Retreat: For men that have been affected by prostate cancer
Camp SOAR: For adults that have been affected by cancer
Camp Address: 643 W Lake Rd, Branchport NY
Office Address & Jr. Camp Good Days: 1332 Pittsford Mendon Rd, Mendon, NY 14506
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It helps to be able to talk with others
Being able to have conversations with other adults going through the same situations is somewhat therapeutic. As a kid, you have surgery, get treatment, and want to go play. As an adult, you have the added responsibilities of work, and taking care of yourself and others; it helps to be able to talk with others to see how they are dealing with the same things. It was great to work alongside some of the great volunteers that I grew up looking up to. They still reach out throughout the year to check in and see how things are doing. It warms my heart to know that there are people from my Camp family that think about me in addition to their own loved ones.
-Nick Puleri, attended both adult programs and Camp Good Days camp
Camp Good Days was such an amazing experience for me and my family
Camp Good Days was such an amazing experience for me and my family. We were introduced to Camp Good Days after my sister was diagnosed with a metastatic brain tumor during high school. My family attended camp for many years to follow. At camp we could all enjoy ourselves without having to worry too much about the harshness of the reality of my sister’s diagnosis. I also went for siblings’ weekend and that was a fantastic opportunity to meet other people going through similar situations to me. I felt validated and was able to make life long friends. Camp Good Days provided me with a family that could understand what I was going through and could just let me be me, which was so important during that time.
Alex Wagner, former camper