Youth programs

Year-round youth programs

Camp Goodtimes is excited to host a variety of free programs throughout the year to help reconnect youth or make an introduction to the camp community. Registration will be open one month before the event date.

Please read the information below to see what programs are currently available.

Single-day youth events

Date: Saturday, December 10th

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Who’s this event for: Campers aged 15 – 19 years old.

Location: VanDusen Botanical Gardens (5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1)

We want to invite youth for an evening of festivities at VanDusen Garden’s Festival of Lights! The VanDusen Festival of Lights consists of more than one million lights decorating 15 acres of their Botanical Gardens. There will also be plenty of food stalls with all the holiday classics along the way.

Register here



Winter Youth Retreat

Camp Goodtimes is happy to offer an annual Youth Retreat usually held in the winter months. Offered to our 15 to 21-year-old camp participants, the Youth Retreat is a fun, relaxing 3-day, 2-night event that focuses on giving campers time to connect with one another through outdoor recreation and social time. There is group transportation available from the Lower Mainland. 

The 2023 Youth Retreat will be held a the stunning Rockridge Canyon just outside of Princeton BC February 3-5, 2023.

Youth Council

The Camp Goodtimes Youth Council is a program offered to camp youth who are 15 to 20 years old. Meeting once a month from October to June, the Youth Council volunteers at local charities, works to give back to the camp community and helps brainstorm ideas for how to improve youth-centered summer camp programming. Youth council gives members a chance to stay connected to their camp peers throughout the year and develop real-world skills.

Please contact us at if you would like to be involved!