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Camp Korey is Going Virtual!

We are excited to announce that applications for our virtual summer camp are now open!

Because our campers are at home, Camp Korey is coming in to help fill the hours with some extra creativity.

We know this is a hard time for so many, and Camp Korey is working hard to find new ways to support and connect our community.

We know that right now especially, any little bit helps.

2020 Online Summer Camp Schedule

  • Session 1 (June 22-25) – BLOCK Session (open for participants ages 16-18 as part of the BLOCK program)
  • Session 2 (June 29-July 2)
  • Session 3 (July 6-9)
  • Session 4 (July 13-16)
  • Session 5 (July 20-23)
  • Session 6 (July 27-30)- Celebration Week
    • Celebration Week is a session to honor all of our campers, past and present, and celebrate Camp Korey’s 15 year anniversary. This session will be open to all campers, alumni, families, and those new to Camp Korey. Like a camp reunion, campers and alumni will be able to join us virtually to connect with camp friends, take part in new and exciting activities, and celebrate our story together! Campers who participated in an earlier virtual summer session are welcome and encouraged to attend this session. Whether it be for a day or the session, we hope you will celebrate with us Camp Korey style!

Camp Sessions will run the following days and times:
Mondays: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesdays-Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

What is virtual Camp?

Instead of gathering around our actual campfire this summer, we will have our campers join us for our traditional magical camp activities online. By gathering everyone around a virtual campfire we can ensure safety, fun, and continued connection for all our participants. Utilizing technology, we will offer interactive virtual camp sessions aimed at replicating the in-person camp experience as much as possible. Before each session, campers will be mailed all of the camp supplies and goodies needed to participate in activities and have fun! Campers will follow along with staff and volunteer counselors and will have opportunities to connect with others in real time, just like at camp.

What will campers be doing?

To name just a few: arts & crafts, science, cabin chat….  will all remain a part of our programming and your camper’s summer.

How do I participate in Camp Korey’s virtual programming?

Simply log in to (or create) your account on CampSite and select your preferred first and second choice sessions. Session 1 is for BLOCK campers (age 16-18). Sessions 2-6 are general sessions and are open to any qualifying camper. We will then ask you to complete a one-page online registration form, which will be automatically added to your account. Please share as much information as possible with us to ensure that your child is successful in our program.

What are the qualifications? Can I tell others to sign up?

Similar to registering for summer camp, our requirements for online programming are:

  • Campers must have an eligible diagnosis or be the sibling of a child with an eligible diagnosis
  • Campers are between 7-16 years old; a BLOCK session will be available for 16-18 year olds
  • 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.

If you know a family or a child who qualifies for our programs, and would like to participate in online programming, encourage them to sign up here. 

Then what?

Once all forms have been completed, we will enroll your child in the online session that best fits your schedule. We will be sending out a new, online specific, acceptance packet with important information for you and your family to read over together.

Our deadline for completing our virtual application will be June 10th. Please have all required forms completed by this date.

We will be sending out acceptance information as soon as applications have closed.

FAQ’s

What if I was already enrolled in summer camp? What are my options?

Simply log in to your account on CampSite and select your preferred first and second choice sessions. We will then ask you to complete a one-page online registration form geared toward online programming, which will be automatically added to your account.

If you are having any challenges filling out the application, please contact our Camper Coordinator at campercoordinator@campkorey.org.

Why online programming?
We realize this isn’t at all what any of us signed up for. However, we are keeping in mind why we have summer camp each year. Our mission to empower children by creating life-changing experiences remains the same – and, as always, it will be free of charge. While our virtual programming might look different from the camp we have experienced in the past, the magic and sense of community will remain the same.

Thanks so much for being patient and understanding in this unusual environment. We appreciate you helping us ensure that summer 2020 is just as successful & wonderful as in past years. Honestly, we couldn’t do it without you! 

Questions?
Beth Faller – Camper Coordinator
Amanda Doell – Child Life Specialist