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Q: How much does it cost to participate?
A: All camps and events are provided entirely free of charge for every camper and his or her family. There may be costs involved for volunteers at some of the year-round programs.
Q: How do I get involved?
A: Camp Goodtimes utilizes volunteers in a variety of capacities and relies on the support of donors for funding purposes. Learn more about how to become involved in the American Cancer Society Camp Goodtimes's many programs.
Q: What are the requirements to volunteer?
A: Camp Goodtimes employs volunteers in a wide range of capacities. Volunteers who wish to help at camp must be no younger than 18 years of age, must successfully pass a driving record and criminal background check as well as participate in an annual weekend training session. Campers who wish to volunteer for camp staff must be away from camp for one year before applying as staff.
Q: How are volunteers selected for camp?
A: After an interested individual submits an application, the application is screened at which time the prospective volunteer is offered an interview. The interview is conducted by
camp director and camp leadership using games, group activities and direct interview questions. If he or she is selected, driving record and criminal background check is conducted and upon successful completion of that, he or she will be offered a volunteer position with Camp Goodtimes. We look for a diversity of characteristics when selecting volunteers to accommodate the many needs at camp.
Q: How can I apply for my child or family to attend camp?
A: Apply Online from this website.
Q: How old does my camper need to be?
A: Camp Goodtimes summer camp is for children ages seven to 17 who have been diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives and their siblings. Kayak is for campers ages 17 to 25.
Q: When are the camps?
A: Camps take place between the months of June and August.
Q: Where is Camp?
A: Camp Goodtimes is held each year at
Camp Burton on Vashon Island, a 15 minute ferry ride outside of Seattle.
Q: How does my child get to camp?
A: Parents or a legal guardian are required to drop off their children between the hours of 2pm and 4pm on the day of
check in. For directions to Burton, including a ferry schedule please
click here. Campers coming from Alaska will be picked up by Camp Staff at the Sea-Tac airport the morning of camp. Please
contact us to make arrangements.
Q: What medical support is provided by Camp Goodtimes?
A: Camp is staffed with oncology nurses and a pediatric oncology physician from local hospitals and clinics at all times.
Q: Can I attend or visit my child at camp?
A: Camp Goodtimes does not recommend or allow parents to visit their child during the week of camp. Camp is provided not only as a break for the children but also as relief for the parents. Parents and other family members are encouraged, however, to attend other programs and services provided throughout the year.
Q: Can I call my camper while he/she is at camp?
A: In most cases, the answer to this question is no. Camp offers children the opportunity to play and have fun and contact with parents can often lead to homesickness or the inability to let go and enjoy oneself fully. In emergency situations, the camp may be reached. Also, if there is a problem at camp, parents are notified immediately.