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.
Seattle Children’s Stanley Stamm Camp welcomes campers between the ages of 6 and 14 who have been seen at Seattle Children's Hospital or its clinics, and who may be unable to attend other camps due to their medical needs. Camp dates for 2016 are August 15 to 19. Please call our office for more information and to request a camper application.
Our camp offers hundreds of volunteer opportunities during the week of 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 this year are August 14 to 19. Contact us for more information, or download the packet and related documents below (all are PDFs):
Celebrate 50 Years of Fun With Us!
To commemorate our 50th year of Stamm Camp and the vision and dedication of Dr. Stanley Stamm, we will be hosting the following events:
50th Anniversary Celebration
- Sunday, July 10, 2016
- 2 to 4 p.m. at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle
- Invitation and RSVP required.
- Learn more and register.
Stanley Stamm Camp Open House
- Thursday, August 18, 2016
- 3 to 7 p.m. at Sunset Lake Camp
- A festive afternoon for anyone who has been touched by Stamm Camp. Former campers, volunteers, donors and fans are all encouraged to attend. The event will coincide with our Stamm Camp Carnival and includes dinner. All are welcome!
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.
Attend our fundraising events
Strike for Stamm
Strike for Stamm guarantees to be a fun afternoon of bowling for all ages and abilities. Join us at Kenmore Lanes on Sunday, May 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Stanley Stamm Guild. Learn more and register.
Fourth Annual Bubble Bash
Bubble Bash is a carnival-style event focused around bubbles to raise money for Stamm Camp. With games, food and entertainment, the Bubble Bash is an experience you do not want to miss! Join us on the University of Washington Quad for the biggest bubble party in Seattle on Saturday, May 21, from 12 to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Bubble Bash Guild.