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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 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 2023 events

Save the Date!

We know that many of you like to plan ahead. Here are the Retreat dates for 2023:

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 9–11, 2023

July 28–30, 2023 (CANCELED)

August 25–27, 2023 (NEW DATES)

September 15–17, 2023

You can APPLY TODAY if you are in the Contract Region (Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, or Yates). Please review  the 2023 Wellness In-Contract Information Sheet and then click the button below to get started!

If you are outside the Contract Region, please contact us at (607) 937-4502 or and we will send you the Out of Contract Region Application.

Want to pay for your application fee online? Pay Online, HERE!

If paying by check, make check payable to Pathways, Inc. and mail to: Pathways, Inc. – Wellness GIFTS, 33 Denison Parkway West, Corning, NY 14830

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