Camp Kesem Berkeley is proud to offer this opportunity completely free to its campers, but we need your help to do so! Your kind and tax-deductible donations will help one camper have a week full of magic when they most need it.  If you would like to help make this wonderful experience possible, please click on the link listed below for online donations or send all check or cash donations to the following address. Feel free to contact us for more information about our yearly budget and program expenses. Thank you for your help — every little bit counts!

Method 1: Donate Online
To begin, go to the link below!
Method 2: Personal Check via Mail
Camp Kesem Berkeley
P.O. Box 40347
Berkeley, CA 94704
Made payable to “Camp Kesem National”
For: “Camp Kesem Berkeley”


We are very grateful to the generous organizations and individuals that support us! We would like to especially recognize the following donors for being a part of our “Camp Kesem Magic Makers” club and sponsoring at least one camper for Camp Kesem 2012!

  • Bill Graham Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund
  • McGrath Family
  • Anshel Kenkare
  • Livestrong Foundation
  • Stanley Lagendorf Foundation (Sponsored by Patricia Capbarat)
  • Paul and Anne Redmond
  • Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation


If you would like to make an in-kind donation, we have listed our wish list below. If you see anything that you or your business would be willing to donate, please contact us!

Camp Kesem Wish List
Note: Items denoted with ** are in the greatest need

Equipment for Camp:
Video Camera
Garbage Bags (2 boxes)
Bug Spray (5 cans)
Sleeping Pads (15)

First Aid Supplies:
Alcohol pads (1 box)
Pre-wrap (10)
Instant ice packs (5)
Cough medicine (2 bottles)
First aid kits (6-10)
Sunscreen (3 bottles)

Children’s books
Board games
Playing cards
Water Balloons

Arts & Crafts:
Miscellaneous  art supplies
Hot glue gun
Safety scissors**
Pencil Sharpeners
Picture frames

Large water cooler**
Fruit Snacks (200)
Chips (300)
Graham Crackers (150)
Hershey’s Chocolate Bars (150)
Large Marshmallows (150)
Juice Boxes (300)

“Fun Stuff”
Stuffed animals**
Costume Supplies (i.e. hats, scarves, wigs, dresses, masks, etc.)**

Sports Equipment:
Baseball equipment
Potato sacks
Swimming toys
Large rubber balls

Toys and Games:
Board Games
Playing cards (10 decks)
Children’s DVDs
Disposable Cameras (12)