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 other family members.* 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.
*Must have established eligibility for OPWDD services.
upcoming 2022 events
Registration is Open!
All retreats will be overnight and at Hammondsport-Bath KOA (formerly Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort, located in Bath, NY). Saturday Only option available on a limited basis. The schedule will be similar to past years.
June 10–12, 2022
July 29–31, 2022
August 19–21, 2022
September 16–18, 2022
Okay, future planners…scroll down for Summer 2023 Retreat dates!
Get Ready to Be Amazed!
Abracadabra, Alla-Kazoo, we want to have a magical Wellness GIFTS weekend with you!!
Join us for a weekend filled with magic and wonder. Mike Stanley has been a magician 30 years and will amaze you with his wizardry! Mr. Wally will also return this year to build beautiful balloon masterpieces for everyone to enjoy. We can’t wait to see you this summer!
Want to pay for your application fee online? Pay Online
If paying by check, make check payable to Pathways, Inc. and mail to: Pathways, Inc. – Wellness GIFTS, 33 Denison Parkway West, Corning, NY 14830
Save the Date!
We know that many of you like to plan ahead. Here are the Retreat dates for 2023:
June 9–11, 2023
July 28–30, 2023
August 18–20, 2023
September 15–17, 2023