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The Camp Get-A-Way experience transforms lives because it’s more than just camp. It’s an experience that changes the very trajectory of the lives of children and families who deal with an emotional, behavioral, or mental illness on a daily basis. Will you change a family’s story forever?

For families with children struggling with an emotional, behavioral, or mental illness, life rarely feels “normal.” It’s often lonely and discouraging as the cultural stigma of their challenges separates these families from those around them. And for many, it’s also a position of hopelessness as answers and resources are limited.

Camp Get-A-Way was founded to transform this reality. Coming alongside these families, we seek to create camp experiences where families can just be families.

Camp Get-A-Way is a place where families can play, connect, create, and bond in the great outdoors. They try new things like archery, swimming, fishing, and canoeing; share laughter and s’mores by the campfire; and create memories over camp crafts and games. 

But most importantly, they start lasting friendships with other New York families facing similar challenges. This, along with the resources and training offered, ensures that families leave camp in a much healthier state, feeling empowered and hopeful.

Camp Get-A-Way is only made possible through the generous giving of our volunteers and donors. Although campers pay a registration fee for camp, this only covers a portion of camp expenses. Our goal is to make the Camp Get-A-Way experience affordable for all families; your investment is critical in continuing the work of transforming the lives of these families.

Will you change a family’s story?

information about donations

Camp Get-A-Way is a New York 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Financial gifts help us provide special activities for families during camp and allows us to offer scholarships for families struggling to cover the cost of camp. 

You can give online or through the mail. 

via credit card

Make a secure donation online via credit card. 

via check

Please send your check to:

Camp Get-A-Way

77 Commerce Dr, Ste 7, 

Rochester, NY 14623

We also accept donations of crafts and art supplies, food, clothing, etc. Please contact us at info@cgaw.org if you’d like to support Camp Get-A-Way in this manner.

information about volunteers

Camp Get-A-Way is only made possible through the support and service of our extraordinary volunteers. We need cooks, craft leaders, art teachers, tie dye gurus, fishing buddies, medical staff, encouragers, respite care support, educators, lifeguards, campfire builders, empowerers, and dance pals. 

To join our summer staff, fill our Volunteer Interest Application and one of our Board Members will connect with you.