Camp Kesem Berkeley
Camp Kesem Berkeley is a non-profit, student-run organization that provides a free, week-long summer camp for children who have/had a parent with cancer. In August 2013, Camp Kesem Berkeley will hold two separate camps for the first time in its history.
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.