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Camp Sessions

Week 1: August 14-19,2018

William Lawrence Camp

139 Federal Corner Road

Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816


Friends + Family Days

Spring Friends + Family Day

Date and Location TBD

Make the Magic

April 7, 2018 at 6:00pm

Conrad’s Restaurant

905 Main Street

Walpole, MA 02081

Tickets are available here 

Meet the Team




Sharpie is a sophomore Finance major from Chicago, Illinois. She’s on the Irish dance team, so you can say she’s got some pretty fancy moves. She Kesems because she loved her first year at camp and from the minute she left she couldn’t wait for next summer. She loves the amazing spirit of the campers and how much she learn from them.

Honu is a senior from Los Altos, California majoring in Applied Psych and Human Development and Communications. She has never ever broken a bone before, so I guess she either makes good decisions or has really tough bones. She Kesems to create a community of understanding where all kids can be themselves and have their childhood back.


Nala is a senior Biology major from Woodstock, New York. She’s had to run from a wild elephant in rural India before, which is pretty hardcore. She Kesems so that children have the opportunity to find their voice, to realize they are not alone, to find hope. She believes they are supported by those who are walking with them in their struggles and are able to laugh and dance even in the face of hardship, which is truly valuable.


Pluto is a junior Biology major from Chicago, Illinois. This weirdo has two different sized feet. He Kesems because of the laughter and smiles that he sees on the kids’ faces. The strength and courage of each child is an inspiration to him, and he can only hope to give to them as much as they give to him.


Peanut is a junior Finance major from Greenwich, Connecticut. Ironically, Peanut is allergic to peanuts. He Kesems solely for the awesome kids that make everything he does worthwhile.



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

Lauren Borrill, Regional Program Director – lauren.borrill@kesem.org

Lauren joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in 2018. Her love for Camp Kesem began when she got involved during her first year of college, where she served as a Volunteer Coordinator for two years, then Co-Director. Lauren graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Public Health and Neuroscience, where she was also able to use her passion for serving others to get involved with public and global health research projects, focusing on topics including vector borne disease and global conflict. Originally from New Hartford, NY, Lauren currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

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.