Camp Kesem is a national organization that is focused on providing kids affected by a parent’s cancer with a free, week-long camp where they can connect with other kids who have gone through the same things that they have. Camp Kesem originally started off at Stanford University in 2000, but since then, it has spread to college campuses all over America. There are over 86 chapters that are all led by college students who put on camps in their communities. The camps help these children to find a supportive network of people that they can turn to, whether that is their peers and new lifelong friends, or the counselors. But most importantly, it just lets them be kids.
This is our third year having a chapter at Fresno State! Our chapter was the first CSU to be approved for a chapter and since then more CSUs have been approved. We held our first camp in Agust 2015 and we look forward to serving 45 Central Valley children, ages 6-16, along with starting our CIT program in the summer of 2017.
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