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Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1: August 5-10, 2018

Week 2: August 12-17, 2018

Camp Del Oro

20864 Rector Rd

Nevada, CA 95959

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

October 29, 2017


11 Spinnaker Way

Berkeley, CA 94710

Spring Friends + Family Day

February 11, 2018


7 Moeser Ln

El Cerrito, CA 94530

Make the Magic

April 7, 2018 at 6:00pm

Pauley Ballroom

2495 Bancroft Ave

Berkeley, CA 94720

Tickets available here

Our Supporters

Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation

Baker Family Trust

Rotary Club

Meet the Team

I’m Derby and I am a Dance and Performance Studies minor and I have very dexterous toes!



I’m Rowtato and I eat all types of bread in all its forms, even when it’s cold or burnt!




I’m Putt Putt and I like to go hiking and golfing in my free time.. and when I was fifteen, I heard a thirteen foot boa constrictor around my neck!


I’m Swirlz and Bees love me.. I’ve been stung over twenty times!





I’m Swedish Chef and I was in the coolest high school band!

Our Supporters

In addition to the year-round support, services, and training we receive from Kesem National,
we are grateful to those who provide support to our local Camp Kesem chapter including:

Our Advisory Board who provides ongoing guidance to our chapter’s leadership team.

Our corporate and foundation donors who provide critical resources to help fund the services we deliver locally.

The many retail and service providers who offer in-kind support for our summer camp as well as many or our year-round services.

Countless individuals – including our families and friends who honor our commitment to Camp Kesem with their financial support and unwavering encouragement.

Nationwide Community

How Kesem National Supports This Chapter

Kesem’s national staff of over 30 professionals is involved in all aspects of establishing and supporting each of our 100+ chapters nationwide as well as the training and oversight of all college student leaders. Our leadership program has been developed over the last 17 years and, while both rigorous and demanding, is focused on providing the highest level of support, service and safety for the children who participate in our programs.

The Kesem Program Director for this chapter (see below) is involved in all aspects of camp and our additional services. While your local student leaders are your primary contact for questions, you are also welcome and encouraged to contact their Program Director with other specific questions.

Meet This Chapter's Program Director

Keandra Bryson, Regional Program Director – keandra@kesem.org

Keandra joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in 2017. Prior to this, Keandra was a member of the founding team at California State University, Fresno where she started as a Volunteer Coordinator, and then went on to serve as a Chapter Co-Director for two years. During this time, Keandra also served as a Risk Management Intern and as a member of the National Student Panel. Keandra graduated from Fresno State in 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts in Family and Consumer Science. She is from Bakersfield, California and currently resides in Davis, California.

Through and Beyond Support Services

Kesem Through and Beyond Support

Our free year-round services provide children impacted by a parent's cancer a continuum of touchpoints throughout the year.

Kesem Connections

Provides Kesem families with regular updates including important deadlines and events.

Camp Kesem

Kesem's flagship program operates over 100 free summer camps in 40 states for children ages 6 to 18 who have been impacted by a parent's cancer.

Kesem By Your Side

Provides customized support for children through the many challenges associated with a parent or guardian's cancer journey.

Warm Welcome

Kesem's care package program that immediately includes all families into our greater community in a personal, supportive manner.

Special Deliveries

Provides all children with personalized greetings–delivered by either traditional or electronic mail.

Friends + Family Day

Regular gatherings for existing and interested camper families, alumni, supporters and Kesem student leaders for a day of community building.

Online Resources

Provides online access to topical resources–including publications, books, organizations and resources.