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CAMP KOREY

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

aka Camp Korey   |   Mount Vernon, WA   |  https://www.campkorey.org

Mission

Camp Korey honors the courage, strength and determination of children and their families living with life-altering medical conditions, providing year round transformational experiences in a fun, safe camp environment with specialized medical support. We offer accessible residential programming, Family weekends, offsite Family Adventures, and outreach for campers during hospital stays. All our programming is 100% free of charge.

Ruling year info

2006

CEO/Executive Director

Mr. Jay Henningsen

Main address

24880 Brotherhood Rd.

Mount Vernon, WA 98274 USA

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EIN

20-3829742

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Camp Korey's overall goal is to ensure that every child with a serious medical condition has access to camp programs in a setting that offers a respite and retreat from the difficulties and restrictions of their condition(s). We like to say “less poking and prodding, and more giggles and smiles." We also provide a supportive environment in which campers gain confidence and experience success. Activities are adapted to meet the medical needs of our campers, so that all can fully participate and to ensure that each activity provides therapeutic benefits to campers' health and quality of life. We are committed to providing all programs to children and their families 100% free of charge.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Camp to You Hospital Outreach

Camp Korey’s Camp to You program brings joyful opportunities for connection, growth and empowerment to children and families in healthcare settings. Children and families spending time in medical facilities often experience isolation, stress, and uncertainty. Camp to You offers unique, creative and developmentally appropriate activities to restore joy, community and self-esteem!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

During Residential Summer Camp sessions, medical conditions take a backseat to being a kid. Programs include adventures that build confidence, resilience, and self-esteem. Camper explore their sense of adventure, bond with others facing similar challenges, and step outside of their comfort zone in a place where "can't" isn't part of the vocabulary.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Family Weekends provide fun and respite for the entire family. Programming during these sessions is intentionally designed to keep campers active, families engaged, and provide connection for parents to network and enjoy quiet time they need to regenerate.

Population(s) Served

Family Day Adventures allow families to stay connected throughout the year with fun activities and learning opportunity around the Puget Sound Region. Whether its adaptive skiing at Snoqualmie Pass, kayaking on Lake Washington, enjoying the ballpark, or visiting a museum, our counselors and volunteers make the day memorable and exciting.

Population(s) Served
Families
Parents
Health
Families
Parents
Health

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

SeriousFun Children's Network 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Reserve cover

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with diseases and illnesses

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Reserve Cover represents the organization's ability to honor all reserve obligations.

Cost per camper

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with diseases and illnesses, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Grantors typically request this allocating, showing total costs, including overhead, per camper.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with diseases and illnesses, People with disabilities

Related Program

Residential Summer Camp

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our amazing volunteers are critical to Camp Korey's success! They help out year-round with roles that include camper counselors, medical support, kitchen and dietary assistants, and much more.

Program Expense Ratio

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with diseases and illnesses, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents the percentage of total program expenses compared to total organization expenses.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Camp Korey offers children and families an escape from the endless medical treatments that have overshadowed childhood. Campers grow stronger, braver, and build leadership skills that they take into their everyday lives.

Our campers have reported an increase in self-esteem, confidence and resilience, along with a network of friends and support to help them through the tough times. We work with a dedicated team of medical professionals and program facilitators to create a medically safe camp adventure.

Universally Accessible: Following a challenge by choice model, programs are created to be accessible and adaptable for all. This inclusive environment fosters a sense of pride, accomplishment and independence.

Childhood First: Campers get to be kids first, enjoying all the adventures of camp such as fishing and horseback riding. Necessary medications are brought to the camper, so they never miss a moment of the fun.

Medically Sound: Camp Korey is fully supported by a team of trained medical staff and volunteers. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and physical therapists from the Pacific Northwest provide care and supervision whenever camp is in session.

Free of Charge: Thanks to the generous support of our donors, community partners, and volunteers, we host hundreds of campers and families each year at Camp Korey­ at no cost to the families.

Our long-term sustainability plan includes leveraging volunteers throughout the Puget Sound region to build awareness of Camp Korey, and having a strong philanthropic base that includes major individual investors, strong corporate partners, dynamic events, and significant support from family and institutional investors. Through significant investments in capital construction, we are growing capacity at our 200-acre campus to double the number of children and families served.

Founded in 2005, Camp Korey has served more than 40,000 children and families through year-round, accessible camp programs. In 2014, the Yale Child Study Center completed an evaluation with 645 families from five SeriousFun Children's Network camps, including Camp Korey. The evaluation found that campers demonstrated significant positive changes including: increased confidence, self-esteem and social/relationship skills, which contribute to increased resilience. These improved skills were related to boosts in other outcomes, including attitude towards taking medication, ability to adapt, and comfort making friends. Recent studies have promoted the importance of resilience in the face of a serious illness and how this can contribute to improved medical outcomes. Using research-based best practices ensures that children have the best experience possible and that enhanced skills and resiliency endure beyond camp.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CAMP KOREY

Board of directors
as of 07/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Tim Rose

Retired, Costco Wholesale

Sue Colbourne

Jennifer C. Harnish, JD

Harnish Group, Inc.

Craig Wilson

Costco Wholesale

Ali Moayeri

Costco Wholesale

Claudia Campanile

Damon Elder, JD

Calfo, Eakes & Ostrovsky

Kimberly Stone, MD

Seattle Children's Hospital

Patrick Kane

Asveris

Michele King, CPA

SaltWorks

Andy Fry, PE, SE, LEED AP

Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Jen Chambers

Madrona Venture Group

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/7/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.