At-Home Volunteer Projects

Are you a sewer, quilter, painter, or all-around creative person? Looking for a creative outlet that is good for the whole family and helps campers? Crafting for Camp volunteer projects rely on your creative skills to help create the magical atmosphere of Camp Korey, as well as provide supplemental activities for on- and off-site programs. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator with your project of interest to get started – thank you for sharing your talents with campers!

Note: Please make sure your hands are washed and wear gloves if you have them while handling materials for campers, as well as sanitizing the objects where appropriate, and even putting them in individual plastic bags. Thank you for taking steps to ensure our campers’ wellbeing!

Project Ideas

Homemade Cloth Masks

We encourage anyone who is able to sew homemade masks for medical providers, nursing homes, essential workers and community members who want them, to look for groups in your community who are collecting and distributing masks!

Learn how to sew a homemade surgical mask with tutorial videos here and here

Warm Fuzzies for Campers

Warm Fuzzies, which each camper takes home at the end of camp, are sewn to a pre-made pattern. This ensures all fuzzies are consistent in size and shape. The children we serve often have severe allergies and sensitivities, which limits our use of supplies to only new fabric that is machine washable. Visit our Warm Fuzzy Project page for the pattern and more details!

Pillowcases

Colorful and fun pillowcases, all provided by volunteers, create a homey atmosphere for campers when they arrive at camp – as well as a reminder of camp memories when they take their pillowcases home! Pick out some fun (and appropriate) fabric that you like! Many people use one fabric for the main part of the pillowcase and another for the trim at the end. Check out an easy how-to video here.

Camper Quilts

Please feel free to be creative! We need patchwork quilts to decorate every twin-sized bed in our cabins. The size of the quilt should be 60 inches wide by 80 inches long. Please make sure these quilts are machine washable and are not too heavy or warm.

Warm Fuzzy Notes

“Warm Fuzzy Notes” are Camp Korey’s at-camp mailing system for summer! Every camper, volunteer, and staff member makes a warm fuzzy bag and all are hung up in the Harnish Hive. Throughout the week, everyone leaves each other fun and uplifting notes! (Learn a little more about the importance of Warm Fuzzies here.)

We are looking for volunteers to help create “pre-made” warm fuzzies. This would mean cutting paper into nice sizes for writing notes (the shapes can be creative and different!). Some can be plain, while others could be decorated with fun stickers or drawings. These are great to have on hand to provide campers as staff and volunteers are always busy during a week of summer camp.

Create a Craft Kit

Put together materials to create activity kits for campers. Kits can be as simple as colored pencils, crayons, and a coloring book, and are a great opportunity to get your community involved in donating materials!

Create Word Search Booklets

Create your own original themed word search booklets! Create your own word searches and/or find pre-made puzzles online to print and put together.

Create Coloring Books

Find coloring book pictures online (any picture that is an outline can become a coloring page to be filled in!) and add a fun cover page!

Rock Painting

Find some small rocks and paint them for us to distribute throughout camp – this makes walking around the property more fun and exciting!

Friendship Bracelets

Create friendship bracelets we can give to campers – both at camp, through the mail, or at hospitals! You can click here for tutorials on some of the main types of friendship bracelets, or make your favorite style.

Paper/Origami Decorations

Create some paper decorations to add to the fun atmosphere at camp! Click here for an example of a DIY paper streamer – we would love to put a bunch of these up in cabins!

Giant Games

Get creative with everyday games you can create larger versions of for campers to use at camp! For example, a giant version of tic-tac-toe as seen here.