Frequently Asked Questions about Camp Korey
What disease groups does Camp Korey serve?
Camp Korey serves children ages 7 and up living with serious and life-altering medical conditions. Children with juvenile arthritis, cancer, epilepsy, Crohn’s and colitis, cardiovascular disease, hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, and numerous other conditions have an opportunity to experience the joys of camp. In 2012, Camp Korey hosted children with Cranofacial Differences, Mitochondrial Disease, Solid Organ Transplants, Skeletal Dysplasia, Skin Conditions, Metabolic Bone Disorders, Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Spina Bifida, and teens who had been to Stanley Stamm Camp.
Was any research done to determine the need for Camp Korey?
Yes. One of the first steps in the creation of Camp Korey was to commission a study to determine the need for a new camp in the Pacific Northwest region. This study found that there were over 20,000 chronically ill children within a five-hour radius of the proposed Camp Korey site who could benefit from therapeutic recreation programs. The study also found that there were few opportunities for children with medical needs to attend a camp.
Where do campers come from?
Camp Korey serves children from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, depending upon the needs for a particular session or program.
Does Camp Korey only offer summer camp?
No. Although our signature program is summer camp, we operate year-round. We currently offer seven weeklong summer sessions. During the remainder of the year, we offer Family Weekends, Camper Reunions, special events and a Hospital Outreach Program. We work to maximize the use of the facilities and reach the largest number of children and families possible.
How much do the children and families pay to attend?
Camp Korey is free of charge to children and their families. We rely upon the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations to meet our operating and capital needs. We appreciate any contributions, which can be directed to our Development Team or made online on our “Donate Now” page.
Can I volunteer the same week that my child/relative is attending camp?
We are very grateful for your support and desire to share in the camp experience with your child. Unfortunately, we do not allow family members to volunteer while a relative is attending camp.
What types of gifts do you accept?
The simplest and most common type of gift is cash. A gift of cash provides us with the immediate ability to pay expenses and support our campers. However, it is far from the only type of gift that can benefit our organization. Other forms of gifts include appreciated property, memoriam gifts, bequests, and other forms of planned giving. Additionally, gifts of in-kind supplies for our programs and general operation of the camp, and professional services are extremely valuable. You may also choose the destination for your gift, whether for general operating expenses, a naming opportunity, or a specific peogram area.
How will my gift be recognized?
We sincerely appreciate our donors. While we recognize that the primary reason for giving to Camp Korey is based upon a desire to help children, we want to publicly thank you for your philanthropy. Along with a thank-you letter from the camp staff, you will also be named in our annual report.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Camp Korey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Our Tax ID is: 20-3829742.