Mini Camp Staff

We hire approximately 10 veteran staffers who are friendly, trustworthy, dedicated, and caring to donate one day to being on staff at Mini Camp. 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 5–7.

Mini Camp shares the location and overlaps dates with the sessions of Camp Goodtimes on Vashon Island.


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:

  • Cabin Counselor: be the primary camp-day counselor for a group of Mini Camp campers. This includes being present at check-in in Tacoma to meet campers and help get them on the ferry and bus to camp.

  • Activities Crew: run activities, such as field games, waterfront/beach combing, or arts and crafts. Teach and instruct campers how to do the assigned activity and help get it set/prepped, as well as cleaned up. NOTE: counselors will be present at all activities, but you are the activity leader.

  • Nurse: be the primary care giver for the onsite group of Mini campers, including doing meds intake at check-in in Tacoma. NOTE: you will be supported by the Camp Goodtimes provider on call and nursing team as needed when at camp.


If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements, are available on either Wednesday, July 1 or July 22, 2020, and believe that you would be a great addition to our Mini Camp staff, simply visit the online application and follow the instructions to submit it by the March 22, 2020 deadline. Once submitted, the program manager will review your application. Official hiring notices will be sent in late April.

2020 staff Dates 

Mini One= July 1, 2020
Mini Two= July 22, 2020

Application deadline

March 22, 2020


Must be 18+ years old, meet minimum job requirements, be immunized/vaccinated, be a veteran Goodtimes Project staffer, and be available for the duration of the 1-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


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

Becky "Backpack" Felak

other camp staff opportunities

If you’re a first-time applicant or a veteran staffer whose availability and interest doesn’t match up with Mini Camp, please take the time to review the opportunities at our other camps.