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; additional siblings will be placed on a waitlist)
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 May 5, 2019 due date. Late applications will be considered based on availability. Priority acceptance will be given to newly diagnosed patients and siblings when possible.
2019 Camper Dates
June 23-29, 2019
July 14–20, 2019
type of camp
9326 SW Bayview Dr.
Vashon, WA 98070
Application Due DaTe
May 5, 2019
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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 2019 will be the official Alaska camp session.
In addition to campers from Washington state, we also welcome 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. For more information, please review the Alaska-specific FAQs.
leader in training (LIT) program
***June session 2019 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; at the camp director's discretion, 16 year olds may apply. The program 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, which is due May 12, 2019. Have questions about the program? Please review the FAQs to find answers.
We welcome new camper families into our community, and generally serve upwards of 20 first-time camp families each year. Whether potential campers have attended other camps before or not, we want you to have an easy way to be-in-the-know about our specific camp as you plan, pack, and share information with your kids. Please visit the Prep for Camp page for important information.
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 May 5, 2019 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.