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 the privilege of “raising a little hell” 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.
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.
Giving joy, adventure and resilience to every child that needs it.
safety | respect | fun | collaboration | partnership | stewardship | passion | sustainability | excellence
Our purpose is to create empowering, adaptive year-round programs for children and their families dealing with life-altering medical conditions, completely free of charge. The foundational pillars of Camp Korey are safety, friendship, inclusion, equity, and fun.
In 2012 Camp Korey became an official member of SeriousFun Children’s Network, serving thousands of children and families each year with week long summer camp sessions, year-round Camp to You, family weekends, young adult retreats, and more. Camp Korey, like all SeriousFun Camps, remains 100% free to all campers and families, relying on the generosity of the community for support.
Camp Korey has continued to grow to support more than 30 major medical condition groups and close to 5,000 children and families. In 2009 Camp Korey launched Camp to You, our outreach program bringing the magic of camp to children in a variety of healthcare facilities in Washington and Oregon.
Watch Us Grow!
Camp Korey purchased a beautiful 200-acre property September 2016, that will increase capacity in the number of campers served and medical conditions supported. Located in Mount Vernon, Washington, Camp Korey’s permanent home includes 23 buildings with lodges, a garden, ball fields, and a dining hall.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out about future opportunities?
Stay in touch with Camp Korey to learn more about our new location and future opportunities. Please be sure to sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of our website and follow @CampKorey on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
What is Camp Korey’s status as a SeriousFun Camp?
Camp Korey is a member in good standing with the SeriousFun Children’s Network and is working closely with SeriousFun on the development of the Mount Vernon property.
Where in Mount Vernon is the camp located?
Camp Korey purchased the 200-acre property that was once home to the Treacy Levine Center in Mount Vernon. 24880 Brotherhood Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.
Questions regarding Camp Korey can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org