Thursday, March 11, 2021

Looking Forward to Summer

I hope that this blog finds you well and in good health. We, at Camp Good Days, are continuing to adapt and adjust, and are looking forward to warm weather and the promise of camp.

With the governor's announcement that residential summer camps will be allowed to operate this summer starting in June, we are excited to announce that we are offering Family Camps in July and August! This means that our summer will look a little different than normal. Families will be able to come during a 3-day, 2-night stay to spend time at camp together. Each family will get their own cabin to stay in and all safety precautions will be taken. There will be a limited number of families staying on property at the same time. These programs will be organized similarly to our regular programming, meaning that families who have a child with cancer will be in the same program, families with a parent diagnosed will be in the same program, etc. This way, they will be around others facing similar challenges. A lot of research and planning has gone into making this decision and we are very excited!

We also have two great raffles going on. The Camp Good Days Car Raffle is happening again this year thanks to Vanderstyne Toyota and Toyota USA. And the Foreigner Guitar Raffle is also going on. Thanks to Lou Gramm and his wife Robyn, this guitar is signed by all past and present members of Foreigner. The drawings will both be held on April 15. Please support these great raffles by purchasing tickets or sharing the information to families and friends. You can learn more here.

Lastly, we are excited to announce that the 39th Annual Teddi Dance for Love raised over $120,000 despite the challenges with the pandemic! This is the most they have ever raised! This is the longest-running fundraiser at St. John Fisher College. I want to give special thanks to Emily and Sam, the Chair and Vice Chair of the dance, and President Rooney and Mrs. Rooney for their continued involvement and support. It is thanks to events like these that we can continue providing our programs free of charge.

While this past year has been difficult, we are hopeful for the future and are looking forward to being able to have our camper families and some of our wonderful volunteers down at camp this summer. Make sure to keep looking at our website, social media accounts, this blog, and listen to our monthly radio show with WYSL, to stay up to date on all things Camp Good Days.

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