Camp Goodtimes Staff

Each year, we look to recruit 150 individuals who are friendly, trustworthy, dedicated, and caring to donate nine days of their time to being on staff at Camp Goodtimes. What you get in return is priceless. Are you one of them? 

The campers who attend this camp, and whom you’d be caring for, include active cancer patients, patients off treatment, survivors, and siblings ages 8–17.


Every position at camp is a needed position at camp. To create a magical and effective team we need a variety of skills and personalities. Check out the Camp Goodtimes positions page for more detailed job descriptions.

  • Cabin Counselor: stays in cabins with campers, a lot of direct camper supervision

  • Cabin Assistance Personnel (CAP): supports a specific cabin and counselors but doesn't sleep in the cabin

  • Activities Crew: operates and supervises daily camper activities like bikes, games, and special events

  • Muscle Team: creates the spaces for camp to operate in, including setup/teardown and AV

  • Arts & Crafts: brings paint, tie dye, lanyards, and duct tape to life in new and engaging ways

  • Unit Leader (UL): cares for, and supervises over, the daily needs of campers and counselors

  • Spontinator (Spont): brings spontaneity, emcee skills, and week-long games and adventures to life

  • Medical Team (RNs & MDs): attends to the medical needs and overall health of campers

  • Medical CAP: supports a specific camper who needs a 1-on-1 aid due to a medical condition or physical limitation

2020 staff Dates 

June 26–July 4, 2020
July 17–25, 2020

application deadline

March 22, 2020


Must be 18+ years old, meet minimum job requirements, be immunized/vaccinated, and be available for the duration of the 9-day camp period.

How to Apply

If you are eligible to participate, the application process is as simple as one, two, three:

1. Access the online application
2. Fill out the application and associated documentation
3. Submit the application by the March 22, 2020 due date


Have a question about being on staff? You're likely not the first person so take advantage of our frequently asked questions


If you have any questions about requirements, camp, or the staff application process, please contact the camp director:

Tanya "Cooper" Krohn

First-Time Applicants

Upon submission of an application, all new-staff applicants will be interviewed (in person or via phone) to determine whether they're a good fit for our camp. If hired, you will be invited to attend a new staff orientation in May, and will be required to complete 1-2 hours of online staff training prior to arrival at camp. In addition, you'll receive on-site training once at camp with fellow new and veteran staffers. All applicants must submit 3 references and background checks will be conducted.


If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements, are available from either June 26–July 4, 2020 or July 17–25, 2020, and believe that you would be a great addition to our Camp Goodtimes staff, simply visit the online application and follow the instructions to submit it by the March 22, 2020 deadline. Once submitted, the camp director will review your application. Official hiring notices will be sent in late April.


If your availability and interest doesn’t match up with Camp Goodtimes, please take the time to review the opportunities at our other camps.