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For College Students!

If you're looking for - what many describe as "the most important thing I did in college" - then Camp Kesem is for you.

Kesem is a nationwide community driven by over 4,500 passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Our flagship program, Camp Kesem, provides over 100 weeks of free summer camp to over 7,300 children from coast-to-coast who have been impacted by a parent's cancer.

Camp Kesem boasts over 100 chapters across the country - all run by highly motivated college student leaders who work together during their school year to organize all aspects of their local camps - which are held at fantastic, fun sleep-away campsites.

Want to Learn More?

If you are interested in getting involved, click here to see if there is a chapter at your school. If so, please contact the appropriate person and ask for more information about how to get involved.

And if your school doesn't have an existing chapter, why not consider learning more about starting one? For more information on bringing Camp Kesem to your school, please complete this form.

To find out more about what fuels our college students:

In addition to providing life-changing support to these children, you'll receive extraordinary life and leadership skills as part of the Kesem family. In addition to demanding academic, work and  social schedules, our college student leaders dedicate on average 10-15 hours/week to Camp Kesem as they commit to a year-long position managing every aspect of their camp including:

  • Public Relations & Marketing
  • Camper Recruitment & Community Relations
  • Counselor Recruitment & Training
  • Development & Fundraising
  • Programming & Event Production