Camp Korey is named for Korey Rose, a vivacious teen who lost his battle with bone cancer at 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 purchasing Carnation Farm in June 2008 and launching into its first two camper sessions just two weeks later.
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 Hospital Outreach (HOP), 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.
Tim Rose and Paul Newman at Camp Korey in 2007.
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