Dear Camp Families, Volunteers, and Friends of Camp Good Days:

We understand how important Camp is to the children and families we serve, as well as the many volunteers who help to make it all possible, and we have spent the past several months trying to understand what camp might look like this summer. During this crisis, we are considering three important factors:

  • Safety: There are many unknowns as we move forward in the new year regarding the Coronavirus and the distribution of the vaccine. At this point in time, we are waiting to hear from the State Health Department if overnight camp programs will be permitted to operate in 2021. The safety of our campers, volunteers and staff is of the utmost importance.
  • Operations: We will rely heavily on input from scientists, health experts, and professional camping associations on what will be the best way to operate this summer.
  • Impact: Our programs have such a positive impact on our campers and volunteers, and we want to make sure that the way we host camp this summer will still leave everyone with a positive and fulfilling experience.


With these factors in mind, we are in the process of developing three potential modes of operation for this summer.

  • Traditional Programs (In-person residential overnight and day camps)
  • Family Retreats (Hybrid: In-person residential overnight and day camps/Virtual)
  • Family Camp/Courage Clubhouse (Virtual)


Ultimately, the final decision on our summer program schedule will be made in conjunction with the operative standards provided by New York State. We are committed to giving our Camp families and volunteers the safest and happiest summer possible, despite the difficult circumstances. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience and we hope to receive and share more information with you as we get closer to the Spring.

As we move forward into this new year, there are many ways for you to stay up to date on all things Camp Good Days. You can listen to our monthly radio show which airs the first Thursday of every month at 6:30PM on WYSL 1040AM 92.1FM. You can also listen to the podcast of the show on the WYSL website. We will also continue to post all updates here and on our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).


Gary Mervis
Camp Good Days & Special Times