PITTSFORD, N.Y. - After tallying all the figures, Campground Owners of New York has announced Brookside Beach Campground in Westfield, operated by Norman and Karen Zent, raised $100 in donations for Camp Good Days and Special Times, as part of CONY's first ever statewide fundraising event for charity held throughout 2012.
The fundraiser, with participation by CONY member campgrounds from across the state, raised a total of $42,416.25 for Camp Good Days and Special Times, a New York State-based organization providing camping experiences free of charge to children with cancer.
Since its inception, Camp Good Days has served more than 42,000 campers from 22 states and 25 foreign countries. The campground is located on the shores of Keuka Lake. More information can be found at www.campgooddays.org.
Participating CONY campgrounds sold paper balloons and t-shirts, displayed change collection boxes and hosted a variety of special events including walks, dinners, raffles and auctions, to name a few. Several campgrounds pledged matching dollars to funds donated by their campers.
CONY member campgrounds are fundraising again in 2013 for Camp Good Days.
Campground Owners of New York, headquartered in Pittsford, N.Y., and founded in 1963, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. CONY is an association dedicated to the promotion, growth, improvement and development of privately owned campgrounds in New York State. More information about the association and its campgrounds, including a free camping directory, is available at www.nycampgrounds.com and www.campcony.com.