Augustana Blog

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 […]

“Krazy” Kesem Week!

The week of December 9th 2013, our chapter hosted a week full of events that were in the means of supporting Camp Kesem! On Monday we sold walking taco’s to students, Tuesday we hosted our ”Dine and Donate” fundraiser at Chipotle on John Deere Road in which it was a HUGE success. The event included anyone who went […]

Wednesday Update!

Good day camper parents! How is everybody? Good? Great! Well, today was another wonderful day here at Camp Kesem (surprise, surprise). Today we made rain sticks, did some drama, and even went zip lining! Our theme today was neon/mismatch, so I quite enjoyed seeing bold streaks of color dart across the sky on the zip […]

Tuesday Update!

Howdy all! Today was yet again a great day at Camp Kesem. Our theme was jersey/sports/crazy day. Naturally, I participated quite heavily in the crazy portion of today’s outfit ensemble. The kids brought some great things, and I was once again, quite amused and amazed with our campers. In arts and crafts today, we made […]

Monday Update!

Good day everyone! Sooby again (let’s be honest, you’re going to hear from me all week. LUCKY YOU) reporting for duty. Today was a great day here at Camp Kesem. Today the theme was Hawaiian. And boy did all of our campers look funky fresh and tropical! I give all the outfit ensembles I saw […]

Sunday Update

Hello camper families! Scooby here, filling you in on the super adventures and activities of this week’s Camp Kesem Augustana! Today, as all of you know, was the opening day of camp. Our counselors worked long and hard to prepare for this day. When the buses pulled up and the kids piled out, I think […]