Our team

Danielle McVicar

Summer Camp Director/ Sr. Manager

Danielle has had numerous roles in the camp world and feels honoured to be part of the Camp Goodtimes team. Having started her path long ago as a camper in Ontario, she felt inspired to work in various positions at her home camp for 10 seasons. Danielle then furthered her experience by running multiple camps for kids and families affected by type 1 diabetes across western Canada. Danielle is passionate about creating an empowering atmosphere that facilitates personal growth and improved self-esteem. She believes Camp Goodtimes should be a place where kids feel a strong sense of community and are not defined by their diagnoses. While not immersing herself with the camp’s ins and outs, you will find her outdoors coaching skiing or climbing mountains on her bike or skis.

Talk to Danielle about anything relating to your Camp Goodtimes experience.

Kelly Gilroy

Clinical Coordinator, Medical Team

Kelly started volunteering at Camp Goodtimes in 2007 after learning about it through BC Children’s Hospital. She volunteered on and off over the years, initially as a skip, and then as a camp nurse after completing her nursing degree in 2010. She has worked at BC Children’s Hospital for the past 7 years dividing her time between Oncology/Hematology and Emergency. Her experience as a pediatric nurse allows her to promote a safe and supportive camp experience for all campers and their families. When not at work, you will find Kelly traveling the world and spending time with her family and friends.

Talk to Kelly regarding any of your medical needs or questions about camp.

Gill Anderson

Summer Program Director/ Program Specialist

Gill grew up spending her summers at camp in Ontario where she quickly fell in love with the community that it created. Gill has stepped into many positions on camp teams throughout her career, sparking a passion for developing meaningful adaptive and inclusive programming. Most recently, she spent time working in the non-profit field providing recreational programming for youth and adults living with vision loss. Gill has experienced firsthand how camp can impact a camper’s life and values her opportunity as Program Director to create camp magic at every turn! When not at camp, Gill loves trying new things. You can find her exploring Vancouver Island, on a beach, in a cave or on top of a mountain mustering the courage to ride down it on her bike!

Talk to Gill about the program at camp!

John McCracken

Program Specialist - Volunteer Support

John is excited to join the Camp Goodtimes team, having spent many years in the camp world in Ontario. As a child, spending a week at camp was the highlight of his summer, which inspired him to pursue a career working in the camping industry. John has held a wide range of positions at camps such as counsellor, activity instructor, program director, special needs coordinator at both private and non-profit camps. John is also a certified elementary school teacher, and has taught in Dubai, UAE and in Ontario. John values that camp is a safe space where everyone is free to be themselves, and loves to see the growth and connections that camp helps foster. When not at camp, John loves to travel the world, and is always on the lookout for great places to eat.

Talk to John about volunteering at camp!

Jean Wong

Assistant

After 18 years working with Camp Goodtimes, Jean is our administrative guru. With her amazing ability to multitask and problem solve, Jean impressively keeps families and staff on time and on task while giving them the support they need. Once a world traveller and avid volleyball and softball player, Jean now spends all her free time having adventures with her daughter Melisa.

Talk to Jean regarding camper paperwork, transportation, registration and questions about your camp session.