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 since 2018. 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!
Interim Clinical Coordinator - Medical Team
Deanna has been involved in the magic of camp as a nurse since 2015. 2023 was the best year yet as a summer long nurse and then transitioning to the temporary clinical coordinator role. She has worked as a pediatric nurse for over 2 decades with a focus in critical care, hospice, and palliative care. Her experience as a clinical nurse specialist brings a focus on systems and processes that optimize safety and encourage quality care across our programs for campers, families, and our team. Camp is awesome opportunity for adventure and play which Deanna aspires to integrate into everyday life both inside and outside of work.
Talk to Deanna about any of your medical needs or questions about camp!
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!
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 any child or family programs at camp!
Youth and Young Adult Program Specialist
Bailey’s connection with Camp Goodtimes started back in 2006 when he first arrived at Loon Lake as a camper. Bailey has attended Camp Goodtimes and its various programs ever since, including Family Camp, Kids Camp, the Leaders in Training (LIT) Program, Teen Camp, as well as having been a volunteer with Camp Goodtimes for the past several years. Now Bailey is excited for his new role at Camp Goodtimes as the Youth and Young Adult Program Specialist. Bailey is passionate about empowering the youth and young adult members of our community and providing them with the opportunity to develop their leadership and teamwork skills as well as fostering an environment where participants can build lifelong friendships and memories. When not at camp you can catch Bailey at the cinema enjoying a new movie, at a park enjoying the sun and reading a book, or with friends playing sports.
Talk to Bailey about all the youth and young adult programs at camp!
Jean has been working with Camp Goodtimes since 2001 and 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!
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.
Kelly is currently on maternity leave until Oct 2024.