Camp Good Days helps kids reclaim their childhoods

Posted at 6:49 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 18:49:59-04

Young kids whose lives have been touched by cancer will have the chance to forget about their struggles this week at day camp.

Camp Good Days and Special Times hosts an annual day camp for kids ages 4 to 7.

This year, 47 campers are participating. Each one has either battled cancer themselves or witnessed a parent or sibling with the disease.

"The whole point of this week is about giving them back the childhood that cancer has taken away," said Lisa Booz, WNY Regional Director of Camp Good Days and Special Times. "They might still have treatments that they have to go thorough. They may have a really tough week in front of them but this week is all about fun."

The week-long camp kicked off Tuesday at St. Philip's Church in Cheektowaga with carnival games, a bounce house, Shriner Mini Kars, face painting, and a presentation by Nickel City Reptiles. The kids will also enjoy a trip to Fantasy Island, the Explore and More Children's Museum, Billy Beez and a Bison's game.


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