Health & Safety
Camp Goodtimes is an accredited summer camp that provides a safety-focused camping experience and environment for children diagnosed with cancer and their families. Camp Goodtimes is accredited by the British Columbia Camping Association and the Canadian Association of Pediatric Oncology Camps (CAPOC).
Camp Goodtimes Summer Camps have 24 hour on-site medical supervision and a direct link to a medical specialist if needed. All staff and volunteers are trained in emergency procedures. Parents and caregivers can be sure that the health and safety of all campers is a priority for all members of the Camp Goodtimes community.
Prior to attending Camp Goodtimes, we need to inform you of our current immunization policies as recommended by the Fraser Health Medical Health Officers and British Columbia's Center for Disease Control (BCCDC). As always, our concern is for the health of all campers, volunteers, and staff who take part in Camp Goodtimes. It is an expectation that participants' immunizations are up to date and we ask that all participants bring their immunization record (or a photocopy) to Camp with them. The Immunize BC website might be helpful to you if you are unsure of which vaccinations you or your child needs, or need help finding an immunization record. Some people are exempt from immunizations due to current or recent cancer treatment, and will still be allowed to attend Camp. Please speak to your health care provider.
If you have any questions about health and safety at Camp Goodtimes, please contact our Clinical Coordinator by phone at 604-675-7142, toll-free at 1-800-663-2524, ext. 7142 or by email at Jennifer.Skillen@cancer.ca
Health care practitioners at Camp Goodtimes bring the expertise and professional standards of their field to provide a high level of care in an environment quite different from a hospital or clinic. Where else but at Camp Goodtimes will you find nurses and doctors doing their work dressed as cartoon characters?
The on-site medical facility, or “Med Shed”, supports the medical needs of all participants and a health care team is available 24 hours a day. Nursing staff and Doctors are on site for all programs all summer long. Camp Goodtimes strives to meet the needs of children and families with varying health and social-emotional needs.
The closest medical facility is a 20 minute drive from Loon Lake and BC Children’s Hospital is approximately a 70 minute drive. Camp Pringle is close to ambulance services and approximately a one hour drive from hospitals in Victoria and Duncan.