By Wilenie Sepúlveda Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)- Camp Good Days & Special Times is an organization whose efforts are put towards creating a fun environment for children dealing with cancer themselves or through a family member. Today was the start of this season’s Junior Good Days, a week-long day camp for kids ages four through seven. Campers enjoy two different activities per day such as mini-golf, movies and trips to museums.
The non-profit organization has 8 other overnight programs:
- Children USA I – for kids ages 8-17, with a parent who passed away or is undergoing treatment.
- Children USA II – for kids ages 8-17, with a sibling who passed away or is undergoing treatment.
- Camp B&ST – for kids ages 8-17 , who have lost a parent or sibling within the past 3 years to cancer or sickle cell anemia.
- Teddi’s Team– for kids ages 8-12 who have or have had cancer or sickle cell anemia.
- Doing a World of Good – A 10 day overnight camp for teens from around the world along with american campers, who have cancer or sickle cell anemia.
- Camp Courage– A weekend camping retreat for families where one member is dealing with a malignant brain tumor.
- Men’s Prostate Retreat
- Women’s Oncology Program
“All of our programs are free of charge and we make sure that we do fundraising activities and events throughout the year, so that way families that want to take part in the activities don’t have to worry about any additional cost when they are already going through something that already its likely putting a financial burden on them,” Caitlin Albright, Camp Director said.
Camp Goodays has 5 locations across New York including:
- Mendon (Headquarters & Volunteer Training Facility)
For volunteer opportunities or donations call 800-785-2135