Camp Chautauqua Donates To Camp Good Days

From left, James McCauley, Camp Good Days PAVE director, and Matt Anderson of Camp Chautauqua who has donated $35,000 in 2018 to Camp Good Days. Submitted photo

Over the past seven years, Campground Owners of New York (CONY) and their campgrounds and campers have donated a total of $572,032 to Camp Good Days. This includes the $35,000 contributed in 2018 by the Anderson Family and their campers at Camp Chautauqua in Stow.

Camp Good Days, marking its 40th anniversary in 2019, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer, sickle cell anemia and other life challenges. These programs include camping retreats at their facility on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes. All programs are offered free of charge for the participants. More information is available at campgooddays.org.

Since its inception, Camp Good Days has served more than 48,300 campers from all around the world.

Camp Chautauqua has been an enthusiastic contributor for all seven years of CONY’s fundraising campaigns, bringing in the largest donation every year, including the $35,000 they raised this year through a variety of park activities and a live auction. Matt Anderson, who also serves as second vice chair on CONY’s board of directors, also chairs CONY’s Camp Good Days Fundraising Committee. He has been recognized for his charitable efforts by Camp Good Days with induction into its Ring of Honor, and also now serves on Camp Good Days’ board of directors.

Camp Chautauqua’s 51st season runs from May through October, and they’ll be offering more opportunities for campers to help support Camp Good Days, including their “Pay It Forward” weekend Aug. 16-18. Contact them at campchautauqua.com.

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