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Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

2019 Dates: TBD

 

 

 

 

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

2019 Dates: TBD

 

 

 

Spring Friends + Family Day

2019 Dates: TBD

 

 

 

Make the Magic

2019 Dates: TBD

 

 

 

 

Meet the Team

 

Did you know that there’s a counselor that can actually talk to bugs?! That would be Bugsy! Bugsy’s camp name was actually a nickname given to her by her freshman roommate due to her big eyes, small size, and fluttery personality. She has always been passionate about community service and working with kids. Her favorite camp memories range from being made into an ice-cream sundae to telling bedtime stories for our younger campers. Bugsy loves chatting with Karl and being with her CK family!

 

Ninetales is IN LOVE with all things geeky and she loves to have fun at any time of the day. One of her talents is to be able to make up new games on the spot! She is also proud of her happa heritage (half-Asian, half-Finnish!), and will tell everyone that Charleston is the best city in the world. Her favorite person in the world is her amazing lawyer sister, who has influenced much of her life. Ninetales is a fencer, a rock-climber, a self-proclaimed foodie, and loves to play video games.

 

 

 

 

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

Jean-Luc Rivera, Regional Program Director – jean-luc@kesem.org

Jean-Luc joined the Camp Kesem National team in 2017 as a Regional Program Director. He first got involved with Camp Kesem in 2014 as a counselor with the Camp Kesem at North Carolina chapter and returned as a counselor again for his senior year. After graduating, he worked for Camp Corral, a camping nonprofit that provides military children with a free camping experience. There he was able to learn the ropes of the camping world and develop his passion for camp even more. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2015 with a Bachelor of the Arts in Biology. He is from Raleigh, North Carolina and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.