About Us

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What is Camp Kesem?

Camp Kesem is a national non-profit organization that provides a free week of summer camp to kids with a parent who has, or has had, cancer.  We are in 54 colleges and universityesacross the country. Luckily, we have a chapter at the Florida State University.  Camp Kesem is entirely run by students at FSU; the students raise money, recruit the campers, and work tirelessly all year long to make our camp a reality.

Who can go to Camp Kesem?

Camp Kesem is completely free to kids who have a parent or primary guardian that has, or has had cancer.  Camp Kesem is available to all children in the Tallahassee, North Florida, and South Georgia area between the ages of 6 and 16.  Camp Kesem is a secular camp and is open to all children, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, or financial status.  Due to the financial burden experienced by families coping with cancer, Camp Kesem is provided completely free of charge to the families it serves.

Who is watching my kids?

Camp Kesem at FSU is run by a committee of 10 coordinators who work continuously throughout the year to plan camp, fundraise, and recruit and maintain relationships with families from the area.  Our camp will be staffed by carefully selected and trained Florida State University students who are passionate about helping families and kids through this incredible program.  At Camp Kesem, we maintain a 2:1 camper to counselor ratio to ensure individual attention is paid to each of our campers, and to foster a warm and welcoming environment at camp. Many of our counselors are trained in CPR/First aid/lifeguarding.

How can I get my child involved?

Click here to send your child to camp

How can I learn more?

We would love to hear from you!  Please feel free to email us at fsu@campkesem.org with questions, or call us at (850) 778-1125!  We encourage you to click around the links below for more information about Camp Kesem at FSU, how to contact us, and how to donate.  We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!