Are you prepared for the time of your life? Donate your time and your laughter and make camp all it can be.

We're looking for individuals who are friendly, trustworthy, dedicated, and caring to donate their time to be on staff at our camps. What you get in return is priceless. We take the job of caring for medically and emotionally fragile campers seriously, but we smile, laugh, and learn every day. Each camp season, we need ~170 individuals to join us in making it a camp to remember for between 15–120 campers (dependent on the camp). Are you one of them? 


camp volunteer opportunities

We run four camps which each have their own duration, dates, and volunteer needs. Read more about each one to see what fits best with your interest, availability, and abilities:

  • Camp Goodtimes: a week-long residential camp for cancer patients, survivors, and siblings ages 7–17 on Vashon Island, WA. Staff commitment is nine days, including on-site staff training.

  • Mini Camp: a single-day camp for ages 5–7 that introduces youngsters to what camp looks and feels like. Staff commitment is one day and applicants need to be veteran staffers.

  • Sibling Ski Camp: a 3-day weekend camp near White Pass, WA for siblings of cancer patients ages 11–17. Staff commitment is three days and applicants must be competent skiers.

  • Kayak Adventure Camp: a 6-day kayaking and camping adventure in the San Juan Islands for young adult cancer survivors ages 18–25. Staff positions are on an invitation-only basis.

2019 staff Dates 

Ski Camp: March 29–31, 2019 Goodtimes I: June 21–29, 2019
Goodtimes II: July 12–20, 2019
Mini Camp: July 17, 2019 Kayak Camp: August 4–9, 2019

ELIGIBILITY

Must be 18+ years old, meet minimum job requirements, be immunized/vaccinated, and be available for the duration of the 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 25, 2019 due date

FAQs

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

questions

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

Tanya "Cooper" Krohn
tanya@thegoodtimesproject.org
206.940.0062

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 camps. If hired, you 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 staffers. All applicants must submit 3 references and background checks will be conducted.

Apply

If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements, are available for the duration of the camp dates, and believe that you would be a great addition to our camp staff, simply visit the online application and follow the instructions to submit by the indicated deadline. Once submitted, the camp director will review your application. Official hiring notices will be sent a month or more prior to the camp start date.