The Goodtimes Project

Providing camps and programs for families affected by childhood cancer

Our vision is that all families affected by childhood cancer will experience a community of hope, joy, and love. Because, when pediatric cancer becomes their world, families need caring spaces to connect and safe places for kids to be kids. The Goodtimes Project creates those spaces and places at camps, events, and programs.

WHO

We serve families in Washington and Alaska who have been affected by pediatric cancer, regardless of the date of the diagnosis. Our  programs  serve the whole family, and our roster of  camps  serve patients on active treatment, survivors, and siblings ages 5–25. In FY2019, combined attendance at our events, programs, and camps was upwards of 1,000 people.

We serve families in Washington and Alaska who have been affected by pediatric cancer, regardless of the date of the diagnosis. Our programs serve the whole family, and our roster of camps serve patients on active treatment, survivors, and siblings ages 5–25. In FY2019, combined attendance at our events, programs, and camps was upwards of 1,000 people.

WHAT

The Goodtimes Project helps build community through no-cost programming for the families that we serve. The primary way we do that is through camps and retreats—including our flagship program  Camp Goodtimes , adventure camps like  Sibling Ski Camp  and  Kayak Camp , a weekend-long  You and Me Retreat , and a single-day  Mini Camp .

The Goodtimes Project helps build community through no-cost programming for the families that we serve. The primary way we do that is through camps and retreats—including our flagship program Camp Goodtimes, adventure camps like Sibling Ski Camp and Kayak Camp, a weekend-long You and Me Retreat, and a single-day Mini Camp.

WHEN

There is no good time of year to be dealing with cancer and its side effects. Support is needed year-round. To accommodate our community’s needs, we have grown from summer-focused to year-round programming that includes single-day events like a  New Year’s celebration  in January, a  holiday cruise  in November, and fun gatherings in all the months in between.

There is no good time of year to be dealing with cancer and its side effects. Support is needed year-round. To accommodate our community’s needs, we have grown from summer-focused to year-round programming that includes single-day events like a New Year’s celebration in January, a holiday cruise in November, and fun gatherings in all the months in between.

WHERE

The Goodtimes Project is based in Seattle. Much like the diverse locations from which our community members come from, we utilize multiple spaces across Washington to host our camps, programs, and events. Beyond Vashon Island—which hosts three of our camps—we have hosted programming in Tacoma, Shelton, Bellevue, White Pass, the San Juan Islands, and across Seattle.

The Goodtimes Project is based in Seattle. Much like the diverse locations from which our community members come from, we utilize multiple spaces across Washington to host our camps, programs, and events. Beyond Vashon Island—which hosts three of our camps—we have hosted programming in Tacoma, Shelton, Bellevue, White Pass, the San Juan Islands, and across Seattle.

WHY

We do what we do because quality of life is important for the pediatric cancer patients, siblings, and families that we serve. We’re able to infuse hope and joy back into daily life, give back childhoods, and create community so that no one is alone in their journey. Life is a precious commodity and we believe that it should be lived to the fullest!

We do what we do because quality of life is important for the pediatric cancer patients, siblings, and families that we serve. We’re able to infuse hope and joy back into daily life, give back childhoods, and create community so that no one is alone in their journey. Life is a precious commodity and we believe that it should be lived to the fullest!

HOW

We serve and nurture a large community of Goodtimes families. This requires us to have an equally large support system of donors, community partners, and volunteers, who contribute in ways that allow us to provide all of our programming cost-free. We host two large fundraisers a year, the  Goodtimes Gala  and the  Drive-A-Thon . And, in 2019, we utilized 184 full-time  volunteers  at our camps and retreats alone.

We serve and nurture a large community of Goodtimes families. This requires us to have an equally large support system of donors, community partners, and volunteers, who contribute in ways that allow us to provide all of our programming cost-free. We host two large fundraisers a year, the Goodtimes Gala and the Drive-A-Thon. And, in 2019, we utilized 184 full-time volunteers at our camps and retreats alone.