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We provide opportunities and retreats for families with special needs.

Wellness GIFTS, a program by Pathways, Inc., offers camping retreats to families who have a family member with developmental disabilities, living at home with their parents or caregivers. Our families enjoy a weekend camping resort experience in a safe family-friendly atmosphere. GIFTS retreats are unique because we focus on the entire family to take a holistic approach to strengthen families by offering education, respite, and networking opportunities. The connections and friends made during the family’s stay have a lasting positive influence when the family returns home. We understand that stronger families create stronger communities. 

Our retreats are held in the Finger Lakes region in a family-friendly location to develop lasting relationships and support. Volunteer Assistants buddy with children to allow caregivers the opportunity to participate fully in activities.

upcoming 2022 events

All retreats will be overnight and at Hammondsport-Bath KOA (formerly Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort, located in Bath, NY). The schedule will be similar to past years.

June 10–12, 2022

July 29–31, 2022

August 19–21, 2022

September 16–18, 2022

Themes and focus to be announced soon. Registration will open in early February!

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