SPOKANE, Wash.--The YMCA of the Inland Northwest will continue a camp for children affected by cancer.
The American Cancer Society announced in March that it would no longer fund camps across the nation, including Camp Goodtimes. The change was made in order for the American Cancer Society to direct funds toward their key mission of cancer research.
Camp Goodtimes will be able to continue at YMCA Camp Reed thanks to community support and the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, according to officials.
“This collaboration with the American Cancer Society creates a win-win for our community and speaks volumes about the collaborative spirit that exists among community leaders and organizations,” said President of the YMCA of the Inland Northwest Steve Tammaro.
The camp will still be medically supervised and a week long, according to officials.
"We welcome the return of Camp Goodtimes to Camp Reed and are committed to a smooth transition for the families. Our number one priority is making sure these children have the best week of their summer," said YMCA Camp Reed Executive Director Lisa Vogt.