Cindy's Comfort Camp
A Special Weekend For Children & Teens Touched By The Death Or Serious Illness Of A Family Member
Cindy's Comfort Camp is free, weekend overnight camp for children and teens age 6-17 who have experienced the death or serious illness of a parent or sibling. Separate camps are held for those who have suffered a loss and those who have a parent or sibling with a life-threatening illness.
Our Camp is based on the belief that children and teens are helped in difficult times by having an opportunity to gently explore their thoughts and feelings while also having fun. Our staff is made up of professional grief counselors from the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital and trained volunteers.
How To Register
Camp Registration Is Always Open.
Cindy's Comfort Camp is open free-of-charge to children and teenagers ages 6-17.
We have our illness camp each spring, (usually in May) and our loss camp each fall, (usually in October).
To learn more about our camp or to register a camper, please call (518) 926-6515.
How To Volunteer
Make A Difference. Become A Volunteer.
Cindy's Comfort Camp would not be possible without the help of community volunteers, who come from all age groups and all walks of life to spend a weekend making the lives of our campers a little easier.
There are several volunteer opportunities at our camp: Big Buddy, Cabin Leader, Arts and Crafts Leader and Recreation Leader. There is no professional experience necessary to become a volunteer. We're simply looking for more people with the love of kids, a comforting smile and a shoulder to lean on. All volunteers must be willing to participate in a safety screening and a training session prior to coming to camp.
Cindy's Comfort Camp is named in memory of the late Cindy Ginsburg, whose affection and support for the Camp and its campers will long be remembered.
Cindy was also responsible for the establishment of Cindy's Retreat, a weekend retreat for women living with-and beyond-cancer.