See what it means for us to be a summer camp for mental health. If you are considering attending one of our camps or wondering what it would look like for you to get involved as a volunteer or donor, schedule a day visit to see what we’re all about.

See what a summer camp for mental health is all about

Camp Get-A-Way has a unique vision for creating a space that welcomes and supports families with a wide variety of needs, particularly through encouraging those with mental, emotional, or behavioral health challenges. A visit to one of our camps is a great way to see how we put this vision into action, and we welcome you to schedule one with us.

Each camp session we see discouraged, lonely families find much-needed hope, help, and community. As they spend time in the great outdoors enjoying activities with families that share their struggles and receive in-the-moment training that equips them with new skills, they build positive memories that set them on a new trajectory. We’re excited about the impact camp sessions are making in the lives of individuals and families, and we look forward to sharing that with you.

summer camp for mental health
summer camp for mental health

With mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges in children ages 3-17 at all-time highs, families’ need for help is greater than ever. Our mission is to make as many families as possible aware of Camp Get-a-Way and expand our locations so camp is accessible for more families - throughout New York state and eventually beyond. The best way to see the good work that happens at camp is to come—and then help us spread the word

The first step is to fill out our visit form. Once we receive your completed form, we will contact you with further details.

Register to Visit

Questions? We got answers.

See what it means for us to be a summer camp for mental health. Whether you have questions about logistics, expectations, or the kinds of support we offer, you’ve come to the right place.

Visiting Camp

When can I come visit camp?

We offer one visit opportunity during each overnight camp session. Visitors arrive at 4pm and experience camp activities, a meal in the dining hall, and our evening campfire before departing around 8:30pm.

Our 2023 camp visit opportunities are on the following days (4-8:30 pm):

Tuesday, August 22, 2023; Camp Bristol Hills; Canandaigua, NY
Tuesday, August 29, 2023; Camp Comstock; Ithaca, NY
Saturday, September 16,2023; Camp Reimagined; Huguenot, NY
Saturday, October 14, 2023; Dorothy P Flint Camp; Riverhead, NY

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing comfortable clothes that are neither too loose nor tight-fitting and shoes that will be suitable for walking or hiking

What will I need to bring?

All you need to bring is yourself! 

Do I need a background check to visit camp?

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email from Camp Get-A-Way.  As part of this email, we’ll  request the  information needed to complete a background check.  If you work for New York state or affiliated agencies, your existing background check will meet our requirements. 

Who can I contact if I have questions?

You may contact the Board President, Ken Tangel at

Will I be participating in activities or just observing?

We definitely encourage participation! There will be an opportunity to eat with families and participate in some of the camp activities, and you may participate to the degree you are comfortable.  We not only want you to be part of the experience, but we also want to guard against making families feel uncomfortable because they are being watched.

What can I expect during my visit?

Visitors arrive at 4pm and experience camp activities, a meal in the dining hall, and our evening campfire before departing around 8:30pm. 

Who do I contact if I need to change my visit date?

If you need to change your visit date, you may contact the Board President, Ken Tangel at

Is there any cost to visit?

No, there is no cost to visit. 

How can I let someone know about my dietary restrictions?

When you complete the visitor interest form above, there will be an opportunity to let us know about your dietary preferences.

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