Camp Korey, a SeriousFun Children’s Network medical camp, raised over $175,000 for children with life-altering medical conditions to experience the joys of camp, completely free of charge at the 3rd Annual Camp Korey Golf Classic. Hosted at Avalon Golf Links, the contributions of Founder Tim Rose, the event sponsors, and the more than 190 golfers in attendance will benefit campers and their families through year-round camp-based programming.
“In thanks to the efforts of our committee, sponsors, and participants, we will continue our mission of providing camp programming for campers and their families, 100% free of charge.” said Jay Henningsen, CEO of Camp Korey. “Children from around the region are able to participate through onsite, virtual, or at one of our many year-round day adventures all in thanks to the charitable giving of our supporters.”
The proceeds from the Camp Korey Classic are used to fund the operational needs for the camp.
“We thank the Skagit County community for welcoming Camp Korey with open arms and supporting the Camp Korey Classic. The success of the Classic is a great example of incredible community volunteerism and support of children with challenging medical needs. This made for an inspirational fundraising event that will make a real difference for our campers and their families,” shares Mark Mobilia, Camp Korey Classic Committee Chair.
The 4th Annual Camp Korey Classic is scheduled for June 13, 2022, at Avalon Golf Links in Burlington, WA.
About Camp Korey
Camp Korey is a 501 c 3 not-for-profit organization (ID# 20-3829742) located in Skagit County, WA. We are a free, year-round camp for children living with serious medical conditions and disabilities, and we also provide support programs for parents, caregivers, and siblings. We serve children from across WA state and the U.S., and we are one of only 9 U.S. member camps in the SeriousFun Children’s Network. Each year, more than 2,500 individuals take part in key programs that include Family Weekends, Residential Summer Camp, Camp to You Outreach, Building Leaders Out of Camp Korey (BLOCK) Teen Leadership, and Family Day Adventures. Our goal is to help children with serious medical conditions build confidence, resilience, and friendships while rediscovering the simple joys of childhood. Our onsite programs enable kids (or entire families) to stay overnight for 3-5 days, exploring their sense of independence and discovering new skills through adaptive activities that include archery, arts & crafts, horseback riding, swimming, cycling, nature hikes, theater, and all the campfires and songs of a traditional summer camp.
Camp Korey is different than most other camps. We have an onsite medical center and pharmacy, and our medical capabilities enable us to safely welcome children who are often turned away from other camps. We can accommodate more than 35 different medical conditions, including solid organ transplant, rare genetic disorders, skeletal dysplasia, craniofacial differences, pediatric brain injury, blood and skin disorders, cancer, and mitochondrial disease. Everything at camp, from our social-emotional approach to our adaptive activities, is designed specifically for children who face each day with the challenges of a medical condition.