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Camp Kesem 2013

We’re having a great time at camp!  Check out some of our favorite pictures!!!  

T-Shirt Design Contest- We Have a Winner

We are excited to announce that after holding a t-shirt design contest for our counselors, we have selected the final winner. The selected image will be printed on the back of our shirts for camp this summer. The selected design was hand-drawn by one of our fourth-year counselors, Hermione! We hope that this gets our […]

Camp Kesem UF FUN-draising!

We have been so thrilled to have had such an awesome start to our semester with already two strong fundraisers under our belt! Today, March 12th, we had a fundraiser at Genghis Grill from 5-8pm. With a great turnout at this event in addition to our Moe’s fundraiser in February, Camp Kesem UF is well […]

Camp Kesem UF Welcomes our newest Members to the Camp Kesem Family!

We are excited to welcome the newest members of the Camp Kesem family! After a busy start to the Spring Semester our Student Support Coordinators Twix and Munchkin have been working hard to promote the application process. Now that it’s over (for this year!), we can’t wait to start having events and seeing participation around […]

Kesem Week- A success!

Last week the University of Florida had our “Kesem Week”- a week of promoting the magic of Camp across campus to other student leaders. We had a profound success at the informational meeting and Mochi social with many students interested in applying to become counselors for this upcoming summer. We are excited to be welcoming […]

LIVESTRONG adds magic to Camp Kesem

BREAKING NEWS: The LIVESTRONG Foundation has just announced that Camp Kesem has been selected, for the second time, as one of their Community Impact Projects. This tremendous news means that Camp Kesem will be growing again: adding 12 college chapters in the next year, bringing Kesem magic to many more of the 3 million children […]

April Fools’ Day

After the exciting conclusion to Gold Rush – which featured our stellar police officers Muay Thai, Coco, Sparky, and Bugsy “arresting” campers and counselors for reasons such as “being too nice” – we had an early evening in preparation for a big day today. Our campers and counselors arrived at the lodge for breakfast all […]

Ropes Challenges!

Our first full day of camp got off to a fast start with ropes challenge courses for all of our campers, and a high ropes adventure for the teen camp.  We have been lucky with the weather so far and hope it will keep up so we can have a fun time in the pool […]

Camp Kesem has begun!

Our busy first day was a lot of fun for all our campers.  The campers from Gainesville parted ways with their families as campers from Orlando arrived at the site.  All of our 57 campers had a great time playing games, singing songs, and making s’mores around the campfire!  At the end of the day […]