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Camp Sessions

Week 1: June 25-30, 2018

Week 2: August 12-18, 2018

Camp Wapiti

1600 South Left Hand Fork Road 

Settlement Canyon

Tooele, UT 84074

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

November 4, 2017

12:00pm-3:00pm

Emerald Eve Cafe & Club

192 State Road #198

Salem, UT 84653

Spring Friends + Family Day

March 24, 2018

Times and Location TBD

Make the Magic

March 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

12033 Lone Peak Parkway

Draper, UT 84020

Tickets available here

 

Meet the Team

 

Hi, my name is Schmem. I grew up in West Virginia and I have 4 sisters. I am currently a student at BYU and I want to be a pediatric physical therapist. I love watching sports, going on hikes, baking cupcakes, and going on picnics! I love Camp Kesem and meeting so many kids who inspire me to be better! I am so excited to help plan camp this year!

 

Hi, my name is Fritz, I am from Portland, OR. My Hobbies include music, playing the cello, basketball, and Netflix. I love going to watch sports. I am studying economics and I am also pre-med. I care about Kesem and cancer so much because I have a younger brother who passed away from bone cancer and I know what it’s like to not have the type of support that Kesem provides during the hardest thing of your life.

 

 

 

 

Hi, I’m Gummy Bear, I am from Salt Lake City Utah and the oldest of four children. I am currently a sixth grade teacher (internship) and I graduate at the end of this year. I love traveling, reading, eating and spending time with people. I love being outdoors, hiking and camping as well.

 

Hi, my name is Tarzan and I’m from West Jordan, UT and the oldest of 7 children or a family of 9. Poly Family – #smallestpolyintheworld I’m Half-Tongan
I am studying Exercise Science/Pre-Med at BYU. My Goals are to be admitted into a Medical School so I can further help minority groups, especially the Polynesian community. My hobbies are fishing, camping, hiking, backpacking, any sport, watching movies and just chillin with the homies.

 

Hello friends! My name is Sam Jacobsen but my heroes call me Blondie and I am a Volunteer Coordinator for Camp Kesem at BYU. I am studying Psychology with a Business minor. After graduation, I plan to go into the Human Resources Management field. I am from Marysville Washington and I love hamburgers, pizza and Chinese food. I Kesem because these kids have shown me that it’s okay to have fun when life is hard and it’s okay to be sad.

 

My name is Serenade and I am from Apple Valley, California. I have amazing parents and 3 sisters who are my best friends. I am an Elementary Education major at BYU. I love working with kids. I can’t imagine not being involved with this great organization. These kids have impacted me so deeply. The kids at camp kesem have taught me that I can become anything I want to become at Camp and I can find the positive in everything. I am a better person because of them and this organization.

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

Brittani Hammer, Regional Program Director – brittani@kesem.org

Brittani joined the Camp Kesem National team in 2017 as a Regional Program Director. She first became involved with Camp Kesem in 2012 as a counselor and continued on to become a Development Coordinator and Co-Director. Brittani loved volunteering as a part of Camp Kesem where she was able to apply concepts she had studied in the classroom and make an impact in the community. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a minor in Nonprofit Management. She is from Lakeport, California and currently resides in Orem, Utah.

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.

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Warm Welcome

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

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Special Deliveries

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

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Friends + Family Day

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

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Online Resources

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