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Welcome to Camp Kesem at Columbia!

Kesem (n.): magic; the ability to change a life; an agent of growth; the unique power that transforms kids into Camp Kesem Campers


Our main mission is to provide kids whose parents have or have had cancer with a summer camp experience that gives them a chance to be kids. To us, this means doing everything in our power to provide as much fun for the kids as humanly possible in the span of one week.

Furthermore, Camp Kesem allows college students to channel their passion for making a difference, while developing critical leadership skills for long term social impact. The one week of camp is completely student run and we work year-round to ensure sufficient funding and an overall enjoyable and unforgettable experience for our campers.

**PLEASE NOTE: Camp is slightly later than usual this year to accommodate Labor Day being one week later. Please get in touch with columbia.operations@campkesem.org if this creates any conflict!**

Camp Kesem Columbia 2015 will be held August 30rd – September 4th, 2015!
We are proud to announce we will be returning to Camp Matollinequay (part of Ockanickon) in Medford, NJ!

(Click here to visit the camp website!)


Our 4th Annual Make the Magic Fundraiser will be Thursday, March 5th from 7pm-10pm!

Come to Hudson Terrace NYC @ 621 W 46th Street for a wonderful evening of food and entertainment, celebrating why we all love Kesem!

Tickets can be purchased at the secure link below:



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