Augustana Blog

Tuesday Update!

Boy, the outfits we saw today were rather wacky!  They were mismatch, backwards, and inside out! Wacky day was a great day! Today was a hot one!  Every unit was able to go to the pool twice today, participate in Minute to Win It games and sing some camp songs later in the evening. Everyone […]

Monday Update!

It’s a jungle out here!  It was ‘Dress as an Animal’ Day today, and boy did we have some crazy animals! We had some rabbit ears, pig noses, chicken beaks, and a whole lot of cheetah print. The zoo came by and brought a frog, bearded dragon, and crocodile that the kids enjoyed petting and […]

Sunday Update!

What a wonderful start to our camp week!!  We are so happy to have our returning campers back and meet all of our new campers as well!  We enjoyed some nice s’mores around the campfire tonight after unpacking and having dinner- meatballs and mashed potatoes… YUM!  Everyone learned the Camp Kesem cheer and had the […]

Counselor of the Week! Michelle Johnson!

Michelle (Flipper) is a freshman at Augustana who is majoring in CSD and Psychology! Michelle is involved in: Chi Alpha Pi, Swimming, ASSHA, Psychology Club, and OSL. She joined Camp Kesem because she truly believes in the cause and cannot think of a better way to spend her summer! She has been a volunteer at a Day Camp […]

Luther Grulke Counselor of the Week!

Luther is a freshman at Augustana who is majoring in Biochemistry. Luther loves summer camps and working with kids. He also tries his hardest to help anyone and everyone affected by cancer. As a cancer survivor, he knows what these kids are going through and he really thinks he can help them through these hard times. […]

Elise Lyon! Counselor of the Week!

Elise is a Freshman at Augustana College majoring in CSD and minoring in Psychology! Elise is involved in many organizations at Augie including: Delta Chi Theta, OSL, ASSHA, Psychology Cub, Augustana College Admissions, Opportunity Kicks Tutoring, and last but certainly not least Camp Kesem! An interesting fact about Elise is that she can do the Irish Jig and […]

Counselor of the Week! Jessica Launius!

Jessica (nickname Sparrow) is a junior majoring in Mathematics and Secondary Education and minoring in Creative Writing at Augustana. If Jessica could have any job in the world, she would be a stunt double in a action movie. Jessica joined Camp Kesem because her family has been very fortunate in the fact that they have not experienced much […]

Counselor of the Week! Natali Bode!

Natali is currently a junior at Augustana and is majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Spanish. She originally got involved with Camp Kesem because she knows what it’s like to have a parent battling cancer. Natali wanted to provide our campers with an awesome week of camp where they could just be kids and gain […]

Counselor of the Week! Michael Dimock!

This week’s Counselor of the Week is Michael Dimock! Michael is currently a sophomore at Augustana and is majoring in Secondary Education and Mathematics. He was recruited late last year and after just a few days of camp knew he wanted Camp Kesem to be a large part of his college career. Michael feels that the amazing […]

St. Ambrose Student Inspired By Camp Kesem!

Our chapter was so lucky to have Kim Ellis, a graphic design student at Saint Ambrose University to become a part of our  team! Kim designed two different campaign posters in which both were dedicated to the Camp Kesem organization. Check out Kim’s creative pieces and read her description of her work! “This project was […]