Summer Camp Director/Manager
Danielle has had numerous roles in the camp world and is excited 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.
Jenn grew up in Ontario and moved to British Columbia in 2006. She has worked as a pediatric nurse for over 20 years, caring for children and families facing life-limiting illnesses in rehabilitation, chronic care, acute and palliative settings. During that time Jenn also obtained a degree in fine arts, taught art to children and developed a love for camp nursing as the camp nursing coordinator for specialized camps in Ontario and British Columbia. Jenn is passionate about education and supporting families in maintaining their well-being while facing difficult situations. In her spare time, Jenn enjoys road trips, kayaking, downhill skiing and creative pursuits such as painting and making music.
Talk to Jenn about anything related to health and safety at camp.
Youth Leadership Coordinator
Holly grew up in Ontario where she spent most of her summers as a camper or camp counselor. For the past few years she has worked as an outdoor education program facilitator at an outdoor education centre near Algonquin Park during the spring, fall and winter. In the summer months she led white water canoe trips around Ontario and Quebec. Working for the CNIB Lake Joe Centre in the summer of 2017 ignited Holly’s passion for using outdoor recreation to foster independence and individual growth. When not working, she is out seeking fresh snow to ski, rapids to paddle or new forest trails to explore.
Talk to Holly about any of our youth programs, including our Leaders in Training program, Youth Council and year-round programs.
Summer Program Director
Kim has worked in the field of outdoor education for a decade now, with experience working with children in the outdoors in several different countries. She grew up in Ontario going to YMCA camps, eventually joining the YMCA staff team and starting her career in the outdoors. Her work has taken her to all corners of Canada from the Halifax to the Yukon as well as leading outdoor education trips for school systems throughout Australia and China. Kim has a passion for using the natural world to empower children and facilitate learning in a creative, fun and unique way. When Kim is not at camp you’ll probably still find her making everything from arts and craft supplies and singing camp songs, but she also loves exploring BC through hiking, rock climbing, and paddling.
Talk to Kim if you have questions about the activities you’ll be doing at camp.
Program Coordinator, Volunteer Support
Originally hailing from the UK, Rebecca fell in love with camps when she first visited Canada in 2011, working at Woodeden, a camp for kids with physical disabilities. She was inspired by the way that camp can create an “anything is possible” mentality, and an atmosphere of “yes” for kids who may have heard a lot of “no” because of their medical needs. Rebecca knows that camp is a feeling, not a place, and has spent the last three years working at an oncology camp program at SickKids Hospital in Toronto. Rebecca is passionate about making Camp Goodtimes a warm, welcoming and empowering experience for all participants and volunteers, and creating a community of support at camp and beyond. In her free time, you might find Rebecca hiking and bouldering in the mountains or snuggled up at home working on a crochet project.
Talk to Rebecca if you have any questions about volunteering.
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.