Summer Camp – Going Online for 2020!
We are suspending all 2020 Spring Family Weekend and Onsite Residential Summer Camp programs to protect our campers, families, staff and volunteers. This decision was not made lightly. We explored every option, but concluded that the risk of a Coronavirus outbreak and its impact on our community was too great. Given what we know today, it is in the best interest of our campers, their families, staff, and volunteers that we do not bring people to camp this summer. Please read the full announcement here.
However, we are working hard to create alternatives that will allow us to share camp activities with you digitally! Please join us for “Campfire Fridays” on our social media and website. Campers will receive newsletters, videos, and traditional camp activities all in the comfort of their own home, and each week’s edition will be shared across our channels so everyone can participate.
Each summer, Camp Korey welcomes children ages 7 to 16 for our five-day long sessions. Our campers experience a magical transformation each week, as they sing and dance, paint, explore, and develop important friendships. Life outside of camp may mean a series of medical procedures and hospital stays, but camp is an opportunity for kids to just be kids. With the support of peers, counselors, and on-site medical staff, campers are free to be themselves.
“She made a new friend, who she hope’s to keep in contact with until next year’s camp. She liked seeing that there are other kids like her and she could just be herself & not have to explain. This was her 1st time at an overnight camp, & she had the BEST experiences & she had the most amazing time, her only complaint was that she had to go to sleep at night. – 2019 Camper Parent”
Planned 2020 Summer Camp sessions included: Craniofacial, Burn Survivors, and Dermatologic Conditions; General, Neurology, Orthopedic, and Neuromuscular Conditions; Differences in Sex Development, Endocrinology, Metabolic, and Genetic Conditions; Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine, Gastrointestinal, and Genitourinary Conditions; General, Oncology, Hematology, and Sickle Cell Disease; Skeletal Dysplasia; Solid Organ Transplant, Cardiology, and Rheumatology; and Siblings.
Camp Korey is an inclusive camp. We strive to provide the resources necessary to accommodate the needs of most campers with serious health challenges. To ensure all campers have a fun and safe experience we established the following eligibility and participation requirements in a summer camp program:
- Campers must have an eligible diagnosis.
- Campers are between 7-16 years old (BLOCK is for campers 16 to 18 years old).
- Campers who are 16 years old may choose between Residential Summer camp or BLOCK programming.
- Campers do not have a recent history of aggression toward others or self.
- Campers are able to communicate needs either verbally or by using other non-verbal means.
- Campers have a minimum developmental age of 5 years old.
*Please be advised that no child is guaranteed to be accepted to camp. Applications are reviewed and acceptance is based upon health care needs, space, and other considerations.
Currently we are unable to serve campers with a primary diagnosis of Autism during our Residential Summer camp sessions.
Processing Your Application
Your camper’s application will be reviewed by our Medical Team once the application is COMPLETE. Once the complete application is submitted our Medical Team will review it and you will be notified of your camper’s enrollment. Due to high volume of applications it may take up to 6 weeks to be notified of your camper’s enrollment status. Enrollment is based on eligibility and completion date (first completed, first reviewed). It is best to complete the application as soon as possible to try to avoid a waiting list.
If you are arranging transportation from out of state, please plan on flying into either the Bellingham International Airport or Paine Field in Everett. We will also be partnering with Angel Flight, which offers flights free-of-charge for campers within a 300-mile radius of Camp Korey. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Faller at email@example.com.
Unfortunately, Camp Korey may not be able to accommodate all who apply to camp. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis in the order submitted. If a session is already full, your camper will be put on a waiting list once all forms are complete and you will be notified. You will be notified if a reservation becomes available.