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To support children through and beyond their parent's cancer with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community.
To ensure that every child touched by a parent's cancer is never alone.
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates over 70 free summer camps in 34 states for children ages 6 to 16 who have been touched by a parent’s cancer. This camping experience has a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence and strengthens their communication skills. In 2015, Camp Kesem served over 5,000 children coast-to-coast - all funded by generous donations from individuals and corporate support.
Camp Kesem at The George Washington University was founded in 2008 and supports children in the DC Metropolitan area Cancer Community by providing TWO one-week-long summer camp experience and year-long peer support. Camp Kesem at GW is operated by a 14 member student Executive Board, 60+ volunteers and serves nearly 110 campers ages 6-18 per year.