Dr. Stanley Stamm: A Quiet Hero
Learn more about why Dr. Stanley Stamm started the camp and how his vision has impacted children with complex medical conditions.
Each August, Seattle Children’s Stanley Stamm Summer Camp gives nearly 100 children with chronic medical conditions the chance to go fishing, ride horses and take part in other typical summer camp activities at a week-long sleepover camp near Mt. Rainier.
Our camp, founded by Seattle Children's heart specialist Dr. Stanley Stamm, includes a Seattle Children’s medical team and a fully equipped infirmary so that children who are unable to attend other camps due to unique and often complex medical needs can join in the fun.
Stamm Camp is subsidized by our generous donors so families don’t have to pay a fee.
Stamm Camp in the News
Since our founding, we have relied on philanthropy. In honor of the camp’s 50th anniversary in 2016, the community that loves Dr. Stanley Stamm and his camp came together to raise $1 million to keep the camp going for another 50 years.
- Free summer fun for children with medical conditions, KING 5 New Day Northwest, July 7, 2016
- Stamm Camp celebrates 50 years of bringing camp to medically complex children, Seattle Children’s On the Pulse blog, September 7, 2016
- Summer camp made for healing, KING 5 Evening Magazine, September 7, 2016
- Hometown Hero: Dr. Stanley Stamm, MyNorthwest.com, July 6, 2017
Seattle Children’s Stanley Stamm Summer Camp welcomes campers between the ages of 6 and 14 who have been patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital as an inpatient or outpatient.
Camp dates for 2018 are August 13 to 17.
Please email Ursala Schwenn, Stamm Camp clinical coordinator, for more information or a camper application.
Volunteers help provide a fun and safe environment for children participating at Seattle Children’s Stanley Stamm Summer Camp. We would not be able to offer this incredible experience to our campers without dedicated medical and non-medical volunteers.
Camp dates for volunteers in 2018 are August 12 to 17.
As volunteer positions are limited, you must commit to one full day to be considered as a camp volunteer. Volunteers committing to three days or more will have priority. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
To be considered as a volunteer for Stamm Camp, a completed volunteer application, Washington State Patrol form and volunteer disclosure statement must be received by May 1.
For more information and to request a volunteer application, please email Jason Lane.
Support Our Camp
In honor of 50 years of Stamm Camp we have set an ambitious goal of raising $1 million to ensure 50 more years of fun. You can support Seattle Children’s Stamm Camp with a direct donation, by attending one of our fundraising events or by joining the Stanley Stamm Camp Guild. Our camp relies on donors and volunteers!
To give to the Stanley Stamm Camp, please donate now and follow the prompts.
Specific items area also needed at camp. Please see our wish list (PDF) for current details, or visit our Amazon Wish List directly.
Join the Stanley Stamm Camp Guild
The Stanley Stamm Camp Guild is a group of people who love camp. Many guild members are former campers, volunteers or friends and family of people who have benefited from the Stamm Camp experience. Membership is open to all.
Interested in being part of our guild? Fill out the guild placement form and be sure to indicate your interest in Stamm Camp. For more information about the guild and its events, please email Sue Heffernan.
Attend a fundraising event
2017 Fashion Show
10th Annual Dr. Stanley Stamm Guild Spring Fashion Show
Our fashion show features current and past campers modeling fashions from Kohl’s. There will also be a silent auction. Learn more (PDF) and register online.
- Date: Saturday, April 28, 1 to 4 p.m.
- Location: Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105