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Counselor of the Week! Natali Bode!

Natali (Moose) is a senior at Augustana studying Elementary Ed and Spanish and she is involved in Club Ed, Spanish Club, Walk for Water, and volunteer tutoring. 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 […]

Friday Update!

Our last full day at camp means one thing.  COLOR WARS!  Each unit is associated with a color, which means that each unit is decked out in their respective color!  Messy games was today, unlike last year when we used food items, we decided to use paint instead!  Boy did that go along well with […]

Thursday Update!

It was dress as your camp name today, saw a range of Disney princesses, flowers, fun outfits, and even some superheroes!  Perfect for our Drama rotation today: the improvisation game “Guess who I am”! Our campers over the age of 10 were able to go down the zip line if they chose to today! What […]

Wednesday Update!

Have we teleported to Hogwarts or has Boone, IA been overrun by wizards? We may have the next Harry Potter in our camp and we don’t even know it yet! Another successful day here at camp!   The scientist was our special guest today and he showed off some awesome science skills and maybe an […]

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 […]