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Camp Good Days & Special Times

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1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road
Mendon , NY , 14506
Phone: (585) 624-5555
43° 0' 6.5484" N, 77° 30' 18.2772" W
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Executive Camp Director, Wendy Mervis
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Camp Good Days and Special Times offers week-long summer camping sessions, weekend adult retreats, and year-round programs for families who have been touched by cancer, sickle cell anemia, and other life challenges. All programs are free of charge.

Camp Good Days provides residential camping programs at our beautiful Recreational Facility, located on the shores of Keuka Lake in Branchport, New York, as well as year-round recreational and support activities, in the Rochester, Buffalo & Syracuse, New York areas for the entire family, who are facing the toughest challenges of life. At Camp Good Days, participants have the opportunity to regain some of what cancer, sickle cell anemia, or violence has taken away from them. While nothing we do at Camp Good Days will find a cure for cancer or other life threatening challenges, everything we do will help to provide some good days and special times for the very special children and families we serve. Camp Good Days is a celebration of life, with those who appreciate it the most…a place where courage knows no boundaries! Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc. was founded over 30 years ago by Gary Mervis to provide a residential camping program for his daughter, Teddi Mervis, and 62 other children with cancer from Upstate New York, and has grown to become one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. Camp Good Days was the fourth program of its kind in the country and the first to be started by a layperson. What was started to provide a residential camping experience for Teddi and 62 other children with cancer from Upstate New York (21 from Rochester; 21 from Buffalo; 21 from Syracuse) in 1979 has grown to become one of the largest organizations of its kind in the country. Many of the programs and services started right here at Camp Good Days have been used as models for cancer treatment centers and organizations throughout the United States and Canada. This past summer, over 1500 children, including children with cancer from several foreign countries, participated and experienced the magic of Camp Good Days firsthand at our own beautiful Recreational Facility, located on the shores of Keuka Lake.

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