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. Since then, it has spread to college campuses all over America. There are over 86 chapters all led by college students who put on camps for children in their communities. The camps help these children to find a supportive network of people that they can turn to, whether that network is their peers, new lifelong friends, or the counselors. Most importantly, Camp Kesem just lets kids be kids.
This is our third year having a chapter at Fresno State! Our chapter was the first to be approved in the CSU system, since then, even more CSUs have followed in our footsteps. Since holding our first camp in August 2015 for 26 campers, we expanded to serve 32 campers last year. This year we hope to grow our outreach even further by sending more kids, ages 6-16 to camp and starting our Campers in Training (CIT) program for kids 17-18.
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Giving Tuesday is November 29th!
We dare you to give on Giving Tuesday as we strive to fundraise $5,000 in one day!