Dear Camp Korey Families,
In fellowship with our Camp Korey team and medical directors, 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.
While this news is disappointing, we will not let it dampen our spirits. Camp Korey will take lemons and make the best lemonade in the Pacific Northwest! We will take advantage of this time to remember that camp is a place where LOVE GROWS! While we are deeply rooted physically to our camp, our branches will now include virtual programming, unique interactive experiences, and plenty of magical moments. When this passes and we gather around the campfire again, we will celebrate together as Camp Korey.
Starting this Friday, we will launch “Campfire Fridays” on our social media and website (see the first one here). Soon, families can embrace the joy of virtual camp every week with our camp directors and staff! Campers will receive newsletters, videos, and traditional camp activities all in the comfort of their own home.
While the uncertainty may be real, so is the opportunity to create from it. We are working hard to bring the Camp Korey community together now more than ever. We need your support now more than ever. Please consider giving a gift today or Volunteering from Home to help support our incredible campers and their families.
Stay connected as we will be in touch with exciting, fun, and joyful news from camp and we encourage you to reach out if you have questions. As we sing at camp, “lean on me, and I’ll help you carry on!” And that we will. We will help each other carry on!
Camp Korey’s medical team continues keeping up to date with news and guidance regarding COVID-19. We encourage you to refer to CDC guidelines and the Skagit County Health Department for up-to-date information and guidance in regard to maintaining your personal health and protecting our vulnerable and immunocompromised community members.