Events & Fundraisers
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Events are a great way to get involved with Camp Kesem. Show support for our valuable camp programs by attending, hosting or donating to an event benefiting Camp Kesem. Events provide the opportunity to meet our student leaders, camper families, board members, staff and volunteers – plus they are always FUN! For information on Camp Kesem events please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Kesem Share the Magic
You provide the location, food, drinks and friends… we provide the parent, camper, and student speakers to share the Kesem “magic” with those close to you. The Share the Magic Kit is available here for download, then contact us to plan your event: email@example.com
Our sincerest thanks to our Camp Kesem supporters who have hosted a Share the Magic and the student leaders and camper families who have made them so special by attending and sharing their Camp Kesem stories.
Camp Kesem Family Fundraising Packet
We’ve gathered dozens of creative FUNdraising ideas for anyone, even kids, who would like to create a Camp Kesem FUNdraiser in their community. Download your copy here – Family Fundraising Packet
Posted on: 11-21-13
Family Night at the Museum 2014!
Save the date for Camp Kesem’s Family Night at the Museum 2014! This event will be held at the Field Museum in Chicago on Saturday, March 8 from 6-9 pm. For more information, please visit http://familynightatthemuseum.org/info-tickets/
Posted on: 04-18-13
Camp Kesem cordially invites you to our 2nd Annual Susan’s Magic Makers on September 21, 2013 in Santa Monica, CA! Join us for an evening of philanthropy and campfire coziness on the Santa Monica beach. Inspired by the example of Susan Nelson Fleiss and honoring the LIVESTRONG Foundation, this event honors visionaries who have turned the tragedy of cancer diagnosis into triumph and are bettering the lives of those affected by cancer. All proceeds benefit the Susan Nelson Fleiss Memorial Fund at Camp Kesem, ensuring the organization’s ability to bring Camp Kesem programming to more of the 3 million children affected by a parent’s cancer.
To purchase tickets or to make a donation in lieu of attending, please click here.
For more information and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.susansmagicmakers.org.
Click here to check out photos from last year’s event!
Posted on: 02-21-13
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Jonathan Beach Club, Santa Monica
Thank you, to everyone who attended the event,
your support for the Susan Nelson Fleiss Memorial Fund at Camp Kesem is greatly appreciated.
Event Information – Click HERE
If you could not attend the event but would like to make a donation
to Camp Kesem, please click HERE
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Over 30 volunteers participated in this “fearless” FUN filled day that benefitted Camp Kesem Texas A&M and Camp Kesem University of Texas.
Merrell Oyster – The Race is the ultimate urban hybrid adventure, sending teams of 3-6 racers out on a mystery course around the city. Heading into its 9th season, Oyster is the longest running “urban adventure race” in the USA.
Oyster teams combine athleticism with thought-provoking strategy and may expect to be running, biking, kayaking, rock climbing and performing other crazy stunts while solving clues and utilizing technology in a race around the city.
At the finish line, racers spend the rest of the afternoon drinking cold beer and re-fueling with Chipotle while reminiscing about their day of adventure. This amped, one-day race will have you challenging the predictable!
Follow our antic: @OysterRace
Posted on: 07-25-12
March 9, 2013
Thank you SO MUCH for making our March 9, 2012 Family Night at the Museum wildly successful. Over 950 families enjoyed scrumptious camp food, games and entertainment, at the amazing Chicago Field Museum venue. Photos available soon!
Our 4th Annual Golf Tournament was a fantastic event! Special thanks to our title sponsor HCL, and our corporate sponsors AON Hewitt, AT&T, Liberty Mutual, Vista Lexus of Woodland Hills, Verizon Business, ca Technologies, Net App, EMC Corporation, Tibco, UST Global, Tellabs, Array Systems, and Riverbed.
We also wanted to thank celebrity golfers Marcus Allen, Willie Gault, Richard Gant, Dondre Whitfield, and Phil Hurrle for bringing their energy and fun to the day.
After a terrific day on the links, we held a very special cocktail reception (sponsored by Latham & Watkins), which featured personal stories from one of our camper families, along with an overview of Camp Kesem by our CEO, Jane Saccaro. Our Camp Kesem student leaders from UCLA and USC were on-hand to share the “magic” of Camp Kesem in person. Clickhere to see photos of the event. Thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors, staff and student leaders for making the day a huge success!
Posted on: 05-04-12
The first annual Susan Nelson Fleiss Memorial Fund Dinner was a huge success! The event included some very special speakers, including Camp Kesem UCLA campers “107″ and “Bamboo”, Executive Director Jane Saccaro, and Eric Fleiss. The program was MC’d by Camp Director Scott Arizala. The evening ended with guests roasting marshmallows on the Santa Monica beach – a perfect way to capture the magical feeling of Camp Kesem. A special thanks to the planning committee and the Jonathan Beach Club for hosting the event.
Click here to see photographs from the event, courtesy of Courtney Lindberg (thank you, Courtney! You captured the event beautifully!)
If you could not attend the event but would like to make a donation to Camp Kesem, please click HERE