SERIOUS FUN! That was the late Paul
Newman’s idea when he launched the ;rst
Hole in the Wall Camp in Connecticut in
1988. ;e camp was to be a place where children with serious and life-threatening ill-nesses could enjoy the serious fun of just
being kids at camp.
Today, Paul Newman’s legacy has become
a global entity, with 14 camps
(and three more coming online)
plus 10 international partnership initiatives in Africa, Asia
and South America. To date, its
programs have served more than 384,000 children from 50 countries. Its Hospital Outreach
Program also brings the camp experience to
children too sick to leave the hospital.
;is year, a new camp o;cially joined the
organization, Camp Korey (
org), based in Carnation, Washington. Camp
Korey was established by Costco senior vice
president for food and sundries Tim Rose in
honor of his son, Korey, who died from bone
cancer at 18.
Tim and his family started Camp Korey
in 2005 at the historic Carnation Farm of
More camps mean more fun for kids
Carnation Evaporated Milk fame. ;e camp
has already provided thousands of children
from around the Paci;c Northwest with a free
camping experience and expects to serve
1,800 participants in 2012.
As part of a fundraising gala in New
York in April, the Association of Hole in the
Wall Gang Camps introduced its new name
Children’s Network, founded by Paul Newman. ;e
change will better identify the organization and
its goal to serve more children, both in the
U.S. and internationally. ;e individual camps,
such as Camp Korey, will maintain their
For Tim, the o;cial a;liation with the
SeriousFun Children’s Network brings additional credibility to Camp Korey and feels like
a graduation of sorts. He notes, “It took me six
years to go from opening a building, to getting
everything 100 percent right to become a
SeriousFun camp. It’s an honor to be associated
with such a great man [Newman] and help
carry out his legacy.”—Anita ;ompson
Tim Rose holds the torch as Camp Korey
campers compete in the Silly Olympics.
A reward for savvy shopping.
It pays to buy your big-ticket items—
like TVs and appliances—at Costco.
You know you get top-quality products at great prices when you shop
at Costco. But did you know that the value doesn’t end there? As an
Executive Member, you’ll enjoy an annual 2% Reward (up to $750) on
quali;ed Costco purchases. Before you buy anywhere else, be sure to
check out Costco ;rst.
MAY 2012 ;e Costco Connection