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From Summer 2014, to Summer 2015! Ready, Set, Go!

With a new year getting into full swing, now is a more perfect time than ever to reflect on the smashing success that was Camp Kesem “Under the Sea!” Eighty-five awesome campers joined us at Camp Blue Ridge for a fun-filled week in June that is sure to go down in the books as our […]


CK Under the Sea 2014 has officially begun, and what a day it was. We watched campers run from their family’s car with sleeping bag and water bottles in tow, and joyously reunite with counselors and friends. We saw new campers make great new friends and learn our catchy CK UGA songs. As parents said […]

Camp Kesem 2014 is taking shape!

Your friends at Camp Kesem UGA have been very busy!  From interviews to fundraising-check out what we’ve been up to! Just today we’ve completed interviews and the application process, and have added 33 great new counselors to our amazing Camp Kesem family! This group is full of dedicated and talented individuals, and we are so […]


  Have you heard about #GivingTuesday?! #GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013. In the same way that retail stores take […]

“Camp Kesem is the greatest gift I have ever stumbled upon, and offers the greatest family I could ever imagine.”

Counselor Duck shares his second experience as a Camp Kesem counselor in our blog series! Want to know more about being a counselor? Come out to our Counselor Info Session at 7 PM tonight in SLC 247! See you there! Duck is a senior Business Management major. Going into my second year of being a […]

“That’s what camp does-it turns strangers into family.”

In our third counselor blog, Camper Care Coordinator Minnie discusses her first experience at camp and what it means to witness true “magic.” Hope you enjoy! Minnie is a sophomore, Pre-Nursing major. “Kesem” means magic, and I can honestly say that I have never had the pleasure of experiencing something that has brought more magic […]

“All of these diverse people are eternally bound together because of the love, passion, and magic that is Camp Kesem.”

Check out the second post in our counselor blog series coming from Student Support Coordinator Zuko! This week she tells us what it’s like to find a family and a home away from home at Camp Kesem. Hope you enjoy! Zuko is a junior marketing major. Who could have ever imagined that one camp in […]

“Camp Kesem is, and always will be, the best thing I have ever been a part of.”

Today begins our counselor blog series about our amazing experiences at Camp Kesem UGA! We hope each counselor’s story will help shed light on why this organization is such huge part of our hearts, and the impact it has on counselors and campers alike. This week, counselor and Camper Care Coordinator Chiquita shares her story! Hope […]

The Party has Started!

Camp Kesem 2013-2014 is officially underway!  We held our first meeting Monday night to a great turn out! It was awesome to see fresh and returning faces singing camp classics and joining in on the fun that is Camp Kesem UGA! We also had donuts so, wins all around. After the fun and games were […]

Our Fearless New Leaders are “Good at Things”!

We would like to introduce and welcome our 2013-2014 Executive Board! Co-Chairs: Jenna “Goose” Barnett Ben “Bear” Means Admin and Programming Coordinators:  Justin “Gravy” Valle Allie “Nugget” Herndon Lainey “Puffin” Saunders Camper Care Coordinators:  Lindsay “Chiquita” Carrick Mary Hampton “Taco” Farr Dayna “Minnie” Gomes Fundraising Coordinators:  Callie “Jaws” Abernathy Dan “Fiddy” Ryan Emily “Stallion” Cissel […]