Until there is a cure, there is camp. Be silly and joyful, meet people who don't judge you by your scars, and tell cancer to take a back seat to life!
Camp Goodtimes offers campers the opportunity to attend a resident camp that is specifically designed to provide opportunities for personal growth, connection among children impacted by cancer, and a whole lot of camp-tastic fun—all in a medically supervised environment. And while campers are enrolled, parents get a chance to just breathe.
This unique camp is designed for children aged
7–17 who are or have been personally impacted by pediatric cancer. Camper eligibility includes:
- Pediatric cancer patients either on- or off-treatment
- Sibling or bereaved sibling of cancer patient
(1 sibling per patient invited to attend)
- 1 year post transplant
- ANC over 500
- Platelet count over 50,000 and rising
- Hematocrit of 25% or greater
- Cleared by physician to attend camp
- Immunizations are up-to-date
- Physical and social needs cleared by camp medical staff and camp director
HOW TO APPLY
If your child/children are eligible to participate, review the steps of the application process and submit the application and required health profile by the April 28, 2017 due date. Late applications will be considered based on availability. Priority acceptance will be given to newly diagnosed patients and siblings when possible.
2017 Camper Dates
June 25–July 1, 2017
July 16–22, 2017
type of camp
Application Due DaTe
April 28, 2017
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If you have any questions about eligibility, camp, or the application process, please contact the camp director:
Tanya "Cooper" Krohn
***June session 2017 will be the official Alaska camp session.
In addition to campers from Washington state, we also welcome a limited number of campers from Alaska. Each year, one of the camp sessions is designated as the official session for Alaska participants, and during that session The Goodtimes Project will coordinate ground transportation and chaperones from SeaTac airport to camp and back again. Campers are welcome to apply to the alternate session but ground transport and oversight will not be provided. Airline tickets will be provided at no cost to all accepted Alaska campers regardless of the session they attend.
leader in training (LIT) program
***July session 2017 will be the official LIT camp session.
This camp program is open to veteran campers who are or will be 17 years of age (and in their final year of eligibility) during this summer's program. It is designed to teach leadership, communication, and teamwork skills while encouraging participants to discover their personal strengths as leaders. Positions are competitive and require a level of independence and maturity. Participation requires a separate LIT Program application in addition to the standard Camp Goodtimes camper application. This application is due May 1, 2017.
If your child/children meet the minimum eligibility requirements and are interested in attending either the June or July session of Camp Goodtimes, simply review the camper application process and submit an application by the April 28, 2017 deadline. Once submitted, our staff and medical advisers will review the application. Please note that space is limited and applying does not guarantee acceptance. Official enrollment notices will be sent by the camp director in late May.
Applications submitted after the initial due date will be reviewed and accepted as we're able.