Cindy’s Comfort Camps and Retreats

Cindy’s Comfort Camps and Cindy’s Retreat are named in memory of the late Cindy Ginsburg, whose affection and support for the Camp and its campers will long be remembered. Cindy was instrumental in the establishment of Cindy’s Retreat, a weekend retreat for women living with-and beyond-cancer.

Cindy’s Comfort Camp

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A Special Weekend For Children & Teens Touched By The Death Of A Family Member

Cindy’s Comfort Camp is a free, weekend overnight camp for children and teens age 6-17 who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling.

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.

To learn more about our camp or to register a camper, please contact MaryBeth Fitscher at 518-926-6577

How To 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 Retreat

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A Caring Place, A Healing Place For Women Living With – And Beyond – Cancer

Twice each year, the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital hosts Cindy’s Retreat at the beautiful Silver Bay Conference Center on the shores of Lake George in Upstate New York’s spectacular Adirondack Region.

Cindy’s Retreat encourages and enables women who are living with -and beyond- cancer to set aside the stresses of their everyday lives and focus on their physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

Through a diverse array of group activities and personal time, participants learn important tools to help them manage their stress and improve the overall quality of their lives.

Cindy’s Retreat is heartfelt conversations and educational activities.

Over the course of a Cindy’s Retreat weekend, participants have the opportunity to share their experiences, emotions and questions with other women whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Whether in formal group discussions led by facilitators from the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, or in private conversations in the dormitory, at the dinner table or while exploring the beauty if Silver Bay, participants in Cindy’s Retreat learn to address their fears and hopes, while building new friendships and lasting bonds.

Cindy’s Retreat provides a weekend of innovative activities to help women improve their quality of life and reduce the day-to-day stresses of living with cancer.

From relaxation training, massage and yoga health education, emotional expression and are and music therapy, participants not only temporarily escape their day-to-day routines at Cindy’s Retreat, they learn important stress-reduction skills they can bring with them when return to their family, homes and careers.

How To Register

Registration is always open.

Cindy’s Retreat is held twice each year at Silver Bay Conference Center on the shores of Lake George in Upstate New York. Each retreat is limited to 14 women, helping to ensure that each participant derives the maximum benefit from the experience.

The registration fee for Cindy’s Retreat is $200, which includes lodging, meals, and all activities. Financial assistance is available through the generosity of our programs benefactors and Glens Falls Hospital.

For more information Please contact Vickie Yattaw, RN, OCN 518-926-6639


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