Masonic Charities and Housing Company Ltd., made its first contribution to a Camp Goodtime in 1989. The Canadian Cancer Society was hosting a camp for Maritime children living with cancer in Yarmouth Nova Scotia. By 1991 contributions had increased and consideration was given to operating a New Brunswick Camp Goodtime, meeting the needs of children living with cancer in this province.
The first New Brunswick Camps, were held at the YM/YWCA Camp Glenburn on the Belleisle in Kings County. In 1998 the week long camp was relocated to Camp Rotary on Grand Lake. A camp that is specifically designed for those children with specialized needs. A full range of camp activities with qualified counsellors, and Canadian Cancer Society medical team of oncology nurses and physicians.
Camp Goodtime is a camping experience suitable to the needs of children between the ages of 7-13, with a history of cancer.
The children referred to the Cancer Society by their physician come to the camp for a week long schedule of activities, geared to their capabilities. Without regard to their families financial circumstances.