Welcome to Camp Kesem Central PA!

We’re ready to make more magic happen for year 2! If you would like to get involved please contact us at Centralpa@campkesem.org

What is Camp Kesem?

Camp Kesem provides children affected by a parent’s cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp community that recognizes and understands their unique needs.  The one-week sleep away camps are a chance for children aged 6 to 16 to have fun and just be kids.  Everything we do at Camp Kesem focuses on our goal of giving campers the best week of their lives while also providing the extra support and attention they need.

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Silly group photo- Camp Kesem Central PA ’14

 The Need

There are 1.7 million cancer cases a year in the United States that affect individuals and their families. The support is there for those with cancer, but the special emotional needs of children of adult cancer patients have been overlooked. Simply put, kids are often left to deal with these personal tragedies on their own, and if parents themselves are struggling with illness, their sons and daughters frequently miss the simple joys of childhood.

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Girl Members of the Exec Board

About Our Camp

We just completed our first year of camp this summer and had a blast! Camp was held at Camp Kweebec in Schwenksville, PA from August 16th-21st. We had a total of 21 campers who each brought something special to our first year at camp. We are so excited to start planning for the 2015 camp week and we hope to get even more amazing campers! If you know any child who is a part of this unique population of kids, please don’t hesitate to refer them to Camp Kesem Central PA. We are so excited to continue our journey as a chapter, and we would love to build our Kesem family.

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Boy Members of the Exec Board

Where Magic Happens.