Mission To honor the courage, strength and determination of children and their families living with living with life-altering medical conditions by providing them with a transformational experience in a fun, safe camp environment with specialized medical support. Vision Giving joy, adventure and resilience to every child that needs it. History 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 Mt. Vernon with plans to expand conditions and numbers served.