Camp Kesem Berkeley

Our Mission  

Camp Kesem Berkeley is a non-profit, student-run organization that provides a free, week-long summer camp for children who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. In August 2013, Camp Kesem Berkeley held two separate camps for the first time in its history! We had a great two weeks, and now the coordinator team is already getting ready for summer 2014!

Camp Kesem Berkeley was founded in 2006 at the University of California, Berkeley to provide a safe, supportive, and fun summer camp experience to local children whose parents have died from cancer, are in treatment for cancer, or are in remission from cancer.

In 2012 alone, Camp Kesem Berkeley empowered over 80 campers and over 50 student volunteers in leadership positions. During the school year, students plan the camp schedule, train to be camp counselors, work with eligible families in the community, and raise funds to ensure camp is free for all involved.

Summer Camp 2014

Camper applications are still open, click here to apply! The dates for camp are August 10-15 and 17-22 and week 1 is currently full so please register for week 2 if possible. Our campsite is called Leoni Meadows, to learn more about the location click here.

Make the Magic 

This year our annual Spring fundraiser will be held on April 26th at the Moraga Country Club. If you have any questions or would like to come to the event, please email our Special Events Coordinators at

Click on the link below to register for the event.

The Blue Comets reunite at Make the Magic.

Camp Kesem Berkeley Make the Magic