day camp

Come join us for one of our new family day camp sessions! Whether you are unable to commit to a longer camp session or you already come to camp and want to experience even more of the help and hope that Camp Get-A-Way provides to families, we’d love to have your family attend.

We know that raising a child with mental, emotional, and behavioral health challenges can feel overwhelming. At Camp Get-A-Way, we regularly see families, who come to camp feeling discouraged and isolated, leave feeling refreshed, connected and equipped after spending time with other families facing similar challenges.


Our day camps will offer your family the opportunity to learn new skills in an encouraging and supportive environment. You will learn some skills and do some activities together to learn from each other and practice as a family. You will also learn some skills separately to give children and parents the ability to discuss things more openly than they might together.


Try new activities together, form friendships with others who understand, and receive specific skills training that you can practice in the moment and use when you return home. In addition to this, we’ll provide you with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even s’mores around a campfire.

day camp dates

Dates for fall Camp Get-A-Way Day Camps have not been set yet. If you’d like to be notified when registration opens, please message hello@cgaw.org.

Day Camps are 8:30 am–6:30 pm and include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

day camp location

Our Day Camps will be held at Camp Wyomoco. This camp is located 20 miles south of Batavia and features 280 beautiful acres of woods, meadows, and a three-acre pond.

Camp Wyomoco

2790 Buffalo Rd.

Varysburg NY 14167

registering for day camp

To register for a Camp Get-A-Way Day Camp, fill out our online registration. Once your application is received, you will get a confirmation email and a follow-up email or call from a Board Member. If you do not receive an email or phone call, please contact us because we have not received your application. 

 

For our 20th Anniversary, a family only needs to pay a $10 registration fee to attend a Day Camp. Typically, Day Camp would cost $200.00 per family. 

 

Day Camp is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. A complete list of eligibility criteria is available by contacting Camp Get-A-Way. 

Dates for fall Camp Get-A-Way Day Camps have not been set yet. If you’d like to be notified when registration opens, please message hello@cgaw.org.


day camp faq’s

What should we bring to Day Camp?

Camp Get-A-Way is not responsible for providing items that you forgot to bring.

WHAT YOU SHOULD PACK:

  • Jackets, sweatshirts, socks, and warm shoes – It’s cold and wet in the early mornings and evenings at camp. 
  • Raincoat, poncho, and/or umbrella – Come prepared for any type of weather!
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and/or baseball cap
  • Insect repellant
  • Reusable water bottle

THINGS YOU SHOULD LEAVE AT HOME:

  • Anything (clothes, CD’s, video games, etc.) depicting violence, drugs, vulgarities, or anything of a sexual nature.
  • Valuable items – Camp Get-A-Way is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.
  • Large sums of cash – there are limited opportunities to spend money at camp and Camp Get-A-Way is not responsible for any valuables that are lost or stolen.
How is Day Camp equipped to serve families?

Our staff and volunteers go through a special training before Camp Get-A-Way. The majority of them also work for the New York Office of Mental Health Programs or New York Family Support Programs. Our camp is driven by Family Support Program principles.

What safety measures are in place at Day Camp?

All staff are trained and there will be adequate staff to supervise the campers that are attending.

Can we bring medications to Day Camp?

For security, parents/guardians must keep medications secured while at Day Camp. Parents/guardians are responsible to remember medications and give family members medication at the appropriate time. 

Do my kids need to stay with me at all times?

The primary purpose of Day Camp is to provide training and support in a way most likely to help children and parents learn. Because of that, there will be times when parents and children and learning together, and times where they are learning separately. While together, children are the primary responsibility of their parents. While separate, children will be the primary responsibility of the staffers assigned to their group.

What is there to do at Day Camp?

The Day Camp is structured with learning activities where families are together sometimes, and separated other times. We will have interactive learning and fun activities. After the primary learning part of the day, there will be time to play games and make s’mores by a campfire. 

What is the weather like?

Weather in the great outdoors can change quickly; therefore, we recommend you pack layers. It can get cool later in the day so bring some warm clothing like sweatshirts, socks, hats, or jackets. Since it sometimes rains, we encourage you to bring umbrellas, raincoats, and shoes you can get muddy. 

Closed-toe shoes are required for some activities so don’t forget to pack them.

Is the food good? Allergy-friendly?

Maybe we’re a little biased, but we think the food at Camp Get-A-Way is delicious! Expect family-friendly favorites!

When you submit your application, please note any and all food allergies and diet restrictions. If you do not submit these ahead of time, we will seek to do our best to accommodate them during camp, but please expect options to be limited.

Can we bring pets?

While we love animals, the only pets allowed at Day Camp are pet rocks. All other pets must be left at home.

What are the rules at Day Camp?

Camp Get-A-Way Day Camp has developed the following basic list of expectations to ensure a safe, healthy, and fun experience for everyone.

  • No possession or consumption of illegal drugs, or being under the influence of illegal drugs is allowed in camp.
  • No alcohol, alcohol consumption, or being under the influence of alcohol is allowed while at Day Camp.
  • No weapons are allowed in camp. 
  • No stealing.
  • No physical or verbal aggression towards others.

Any violation of these or other camp rules may result in a family’s dismissal from Camp Get-A-Way Day Camp. All concerns will be reviewed by the Board. All decisions are final.