Until there is a cure, there is camp. Enjoy a fun-filled day, experiencing the joys and silliness of Camp Goodtimes.

Mini Camp provides children 5-7 years old an opportunity to get a glimpse of what Camp Goodtimes is like during this one-day program. Camp Goodtimes is a specialized resident camp for children 7-17, designed to provide opportunities for personal growth among children impacted by cancer, in a medically supervised environment. Mini Campers will participate in typical camp activities to give them an idea of what attending a full-week of camp might be like in the future.


This day program is designed for children aged 5-7 who are, or have been, personally impacted by pediatric cancer. Space is limited to 30 campers. Camper eligibility includes:

  • Pediatric cancer patients either on- or off-treatment
  • Sibling or bereaved sibling of cancer patient
  • Independently mobile (should not require a 1-on-1 aid)
  • 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


If your child/children meet the minimum eligibility requirements and are interested in attending Mini Camp, 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. Space isl limited and participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

While we are committed to Mini Camp, as a pilot program we must ensure all logistics and staffing have fallen into place before guaranteeing that it will run. Confirmation will come from the Camp Director by early June.

Applications submitted after the initial due date will be reviewed and accepted as we're able.

 Mini Campers in their own mini gauntlet on the way to lunch

Mini Campers in their own mini gauntlet on the way to lunch

2019 camp date

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
*Subject to change

drop-off/pick-up location

Point Defiance Marina
5912 N Waterfront Dr.
Tacoma, WA 98405

Camp location

Camp Burton
9326 SW Bayview Dr.
Vashon, WA 98070


Space is limited to 20 campers. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


If you have any questions about eligibility, camp, or the application process, please contact the Program Manager:

Becky "Backpack" Felak
(206) 755-7471