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Counselor of the Week! Sarah Foreman!

Sarah (Woosa) is a freshman at Augustana from St. Joseph, IL studying Bio/Pre-Vet. She is involved in Lindahl Bio Club, Clogustana, Women’s Lacrosse Club, Equestrian Team, and Camp Kesem! A fun fact about Sarah is that she played the alto saxophone all throughout middle and high school. She is looking forward to meeting these wonderful kids she’s […]

Our counselor of the week is……Slipps!

Sarah Lipps (Slipps) is currently a freshman at Augie from Urbana, IL studying Bio/Pre-Vet. She is involved in Augustana Rowing, Augustana Equestrian, Admissions Volunteer, Lower Campus Hall Council, and of course Camp Kesem. Slipps kesems because this is a cause very personal to her as she understand first hand what these children are going through. She […]

This week our counselors of the week are Nemo and Firefly!

Nemo and Firefly are our Make the Magic coordinators this year and without their help we wouldn’t have been able to over $20,000 at this years Make the Magic event! These two have been working hard all school year in order to put together this very successful event. Nemo is currently a senior CSD major […]

Counselor of the Week! Flipper!

Michelle Johnson is currently a sophomore at Augustana studying CSD and Psychology. She is from Homer Glen, IL and is involved in many things on campus such as: Admissions Caller, ASSHA, Chi Alpha Pi, Greek Council, SGA, SLPB. Michelle Kesems because she has learned so much from all of her campers, and hopes to give back to […]

Counselor of the Week! Nathaniel Thornton!

This week out counselor of the week is Nate Thornton (Specs)! Nate is a Senior Biology/Asian Studies Major and Japanese Minor. He is involved in Delta Omega Nu, Badminton Club, Former UNYK dancer, and Ultimate Frisbee. Nate Kesems because he knows what it is like having someone in your family battling cancer and he also knows what it […]

Counselor of the Week! Yoshi!

This week our counselor of the week is Yoshi (Diana Irwin)! Diana is a junior CSD Major at Augustana College from Schaumburg, IL. She is involved in Dance Company, Chi Alpha Pi, ASSHA, Royal Neighbors, ACES, and Sign tables. Diana loves turtles and looks forward to dance parties at camp! She kesems because she feels these kids […]

Counselor of the Week! Colin Kalmes!

This week our counselor of the week is Colin Kalmes (Rooster)! Colin is from Mokena, IL and is majoring in Biology and Nueroscience.Colin is involved in WAUG, SLPB, Leadership Academy, and Ultimate Frisbee. Colin kesems because he feels the campers deserve a week to just be a kid again and not worry about the stress in their […]

Counselor of the Week! Megan DeRoeck!

This week our counselor of the week is Megan DeRoeck (Melody). Megan is a Secondary English Major from Park Ridge, IL. She is involved in ESA, Dance Marathon, Club Ed, and Ultimate Frisbee. Megan Kesems because she wants to be part of letting these kids just be kids. She wants to give these kids a fun filled […]

Counselor of the Week! Tater Tot!

This week our counselor of the week is Tater Tot (Courtney Tate)! Tater Tot is a CSD major from Wheaten, IL who is involved in Dance Company, Admissions Ambassador, Chi Alpha Pi sorority, and of course Camp Kesem. She is also our chapter’s development chair.  She does Camp Kesem because she finds these kids inspiring and […]

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 […]