mission
To honor the courage, strength and determination of children and their families living with life-altering medical conditions by providing them with a transformational experience in a fun, safe camp environment with specialized medical support.

vision
Giving joy, adventure and resilience to every child that needs it.

Camp Korey is named for Korey Rose, a vivacious teen who lost his battle with bone cancer at age eighteen.  His father, Tim Rose, founded Camp Korey in 2005 with his family to honor Korey’s memory and create a safe haven for other families dealing with childhood illness and serious medical conditions.  Paul Newman’s SeriousFun Camps, which he established in 1988, inspired Tim to extend adaptive camp experiences to kids in the Northwest.  Camp Korey operated as an “on-the-road” program for three years before moving to the City of Carnation in June 2008 and launching into its first two camper sessions just two weeks later. In the summer of 2016 Camp Korey purchased a 200-acre property in Mount Vernon with plans to expand conditions and numbers served.

We are a small non-profit with a BIG responsibility and HUGE honor to serve children from newborn – 17 years of age through year-round programs. Camp Korey is committed community of families, supporters, partners and corporate sponsors to create this gift for now over 31,000 children.

We’re CELEBRATING 15 Years of FUN at Camp Korey all throughout 2020!
As Camp Korey enters our 15th year, we reflect on the incredible people in our community that make this possible from our campers and their families, to our volunteers and donors, to our medical teams and community partners – past and present.

If you’d like to use Camp Korey’s logo or photos, set up an interview or request additional information, please contact us at media@campkorey.org.

For first responders interested in self-isolating at camp, you can find the agreement form here.