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To support children through and beyond their parent's cancer with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community.

To ensure that every child touched by a parent's cancer is never alone.

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates over 70 free summer camps in 34 states for children ages 6 to 16 who have been touched by a parent’s cancer. This camping experience has a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence and strengthens their communication skills. In 2015, Camp Kesem served over 5,000 children coast-to-coast - all funded by generous donations from individuals and corporate support.

Our History

Camp Kesem Berkeley was founded in 2006 and supports children in the Bay Area community by providing two week-long summer camp experiences and year-long peer support. Camp Kesem Berkeley is operated by 150+ student volunteers and serves ~180 campers ages 6-18 per year.  

Contact Us: berkeley@campkesem.org | 510-859-7282 | PO Box: 40347 Berkeley, CA, 94704