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Kids are pure potential. By connecting them with expert NFL player-coaches, we help them see future possibilities. Our camp doesn't just focus on football. Our volunteer NFL player-coaches motivate and inspire our campers- who range in age from Grade 3 through Grade 8- to live positively, stay in school, and strive for success in every aspect of their lives. Our camp is free, but its lessons are invaluable. Yes, we teach football fundamentals. Yes, we have fun. However, our true goal is to teach our kids the importance of friendship, teamwork, and responsibility. Those NFL players holding the whistles, they aren't just camp counselors. They are role models who love building character and self-esteem. From our coaches, to our staff, to our parents, to our donors, our entire operation revolves around one goal: to help kids in Washington State understand their own endless potential for life success through football, friendship and fun.


Inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ we are passionately committed to positively impacting our community. We are dedicated to using our gifts, talents, energies, and resources to influence our world in a positive and caring way. Our goal is to strengthen families and individuals through the promotion of positive life principles and strong core values. We will partner with local business and members of the community who share these values and together we will work to positively impact the lives of all we encounter.



Faith in Jesus Christ is our inspiration and provides the strength that motivates our actions.



We are committed to working together to strengthen and build up the family unit.



Each Person must have an uncompromising code of personal integrity as well as be accountable for their actions.



simply stated, courage is honor in action -- and more.  Courage is moral strength, the will to do what is right regardless of the conduct of others.  It is an adherence to a higher standard.  Courage means willingness to take a stand for what’s right despite the potential adverse consequences.



Maintain a selfless determination with a relentless dedication to excellence. Excellence is always the goal and Commitment never dies.



We will develop and implement activities and events to impact our community in a positive and lasting way.



We will demonstrate strong leadership qualities and develop the positive leadership capabilities of our youth.



The ability to control my emotions and my actions, regardless of circumstance. Uncompromising integrity is my standard. My character and honor are steadfast. My word is my bond.



I will never quit but I persevere despite adversity.  If knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every ounce of strength to finish the race.



We are passionate about being the best in all we do and are committed to upholding the highest level of quality possible.


Our goal, through the vision of Michael Koenen, is to provide children of Whatcom county going in to grades 3-9 the opportunity to learn more about football as well as facilitate an understanding of the importance of athletics, staying in school, making positive life choices, and of course - to have fun!


Camp Location: Ferndale High School, Ferndale Wa

CHECK IN: 3rd-6th grade - 8:00am - Activities 9:00am-11:30am

CHECK IN: 7th-9th grade - 11:30 am - Activities 12:30pm-3:00pm

Cost ($): FREE

Cost ($): Registration Closed

Another goal is to involve top NFL players as "counselors" of the camp, thereby increasing the appeal to local children and providing them with positive role models. It's crucial that our community's youth have a wealth of successful people they can look up to and be inspired by, and the success of this football camp will provide positive role models as well as an experience that they will never forget.</p> <div class=">

You can help

You can help connect the Whatcom County youth with highly respected NFL role models!
Our NFL player-coaches generously volunteer their time, but the camp incurs a multitude of other costs. Help support our non-profit mission to provide life (and football) lessons to Whatcom County youth by clicking the “Donate” button below.

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About MK9

Michael Koenen wears #9 as the punter and kick off man for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Born on July 13th, 1982 in Ferndale, Washington, Michael attended Ferndale High School and played college football at Western Washington University. He formed the Michael Koenen Foundation in 2010 as a way to give back to his hometown community through football.

The Michael Koenen NFL All-Star Kids Football Camp is a free annual summer camp intended to help youth in the Washington State counties of Whatcom, Skagit, and Island learn the fundamentals of football in a safe, healthy and fun environment. The Foundation provides children in grades 3 through 8 the opportunity to learn not only about football, but the importance of staying in school and the potential for success through consistently positive life choices.


04/05/2012 - About the camp

The Michael Koenen NFL All-Star Football Kids Camp is a free annual camp intended to help youth located in the Washington State counties of Whatcom, Skagit, and Island learn the fundamentals of football in a safe & healthy environment. The Foundation provides children in grades 3-8 the opportunity to learn more about football as well as facilitate an understanding of the importance of athletics, staying in school, and making positive life choices.

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When is the next camp?

JUNE 20, 2015