Camp Goodtimes offers a variety of activities to help all participants be active and enjoy the outdoors, such as:
Camp Goodtimes offers inclusive programming that is age- and developmentally-appropriate. We do our best to adjust activity programming to accommodate all ability levels and campers are encouraged to rest at any time they need to.
Our camp activities are influenced by an annual theme.
The theme for 2018 is A Bug's Life
Past themes have included:
- Under the Sea (2017)
- Abracadabra - "Imagine the Impossible" (2016)
- Northern Lights (2015)
- Jungle (2014)
- Super Heroes (2013)
- Once Upon a Time (2012)
- The Future (2011)
- Blast from the Past (2010)
- Olympics (2009)
- Seven Seas (2008)
A typical day at Camp Goodtimes is as follows:
- 7:00 Camper wake up with optional Rip 'n Dip (early morning dip in the lake)
- 8:00 Breakfast
- 9:15 Morning activities
- 12:00 Lunch
- 1:00 Rest time
- 2:15 Afternoon activities
- 5:00 Free time
- 6:00 Dinner
- 7:15 Campfire
- 8:30 quiet evening activities and staggered bed times, depending on ages
Goodtimes activity programming is made possible by a high number of dedicated and talented program providers and guests.
All of the adventure programming for Camp Goodtimes is developed and supervised by Pinnacle Pursuits. Since 1997, Pinnacle Pursuits has become a multi-award winning, globally recognized leader in providing innovative, high impact team-building adventures and events.
Pinnacle Pursuits use the principles of experiential learning to provide customized programs for youth and corporate groups. Leadership strategies, group dynamics, adventure learning, team-building, and outdoor education are all areas of focus for Pinnacle Pursuits. They base their program philosophy on the recognition of unique potentials within each person, and strive to make each particular experience transferable to everyday living and future experiences where values of communication, trust, safety, respect, health, personal leadership inspiration and commitment to possibility are held as top priority.
We have additional volunteer groups and organizations come to support our programming throughout the summer. If this is something that is of interest to you, please contact us to set up your visit today!
What if my family or child doesn’t want to participate in a particular activity?
Campers are encouraged to participate in our daily program activities, and all participants get some choice in the activities they sign up for. If a camper is unable or doesn’t want to participate in a planned activity, an alternate activity will be offered.
What are Camp Goodtimes Journey Beads and what does each bead mean?
Camp Goodtimes, like BC Children’s Hospital and the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer, has a bead program that represents the journey of each participant and volunteer. At every Camp Goodtimes event, at least one bead is given, for example one representing the event (Teen Camp, Kids Camp, etc.), or one representing the person’s role (lifeguard, nurse, skip etc.). Beads also mark major milestones such as a camper’s first year, a volunteer’s third year of service and Camp Goodtimes’ major anniversaries. A one-page colour reference guide to these beads is available here.