1) To provide kids whose parents have or have had cancer with a
summer camp experience that gives them a chance to be kids
2) To allow college students to channel their passion for making a
difference, while developing critical leadership skills for
long-term social impact.
To us, this means that camp is a place where we try to foster a
healthy environment for children who are struggling through the
pains of having a parent with cancer. We help them live a worry-free
week, enjoying time with others who understand what they are going
through. Both campers and counselors alike learn and grow from the
close friendships that are established at camp. Every year we hope
to touch more lives, and are looking forward to sharing this
experience with more campers as the summers go on.
magic; the ability to change a life; an agent of growth; the unique
power that transforms kids into Camp Kesem Campers
Kesem is afree, week long summer camp
program for kids who have or have had a parent with cancer.
week of camp gives these children the chance to have fun and be with
other children facing similar challenges.
Camps are run by college students at 25
universities across the country. College student volunteers must
plan every aspect of camp including raising money, creating a
schedule, and recruiting counselors and campers.