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Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.

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Giving Tuesday 2014!

#GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season, showing that the world truly gives as good as it gets. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity on December 2, 2014! Learn more about what our students are doing here.

Scoring For Good

Scoring For Good

EJ Manuel of the Buffalo Bills, C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills, Tyler Polumbus of the Washington Redskins, Glover Quin of the Detroit Lions, and Anthony Castonzo of the Indianapolis Colts will help us generate greater awareness of and support for Camp Kesem during their games this season!  Support them by downloading the NEW Scoring For Good mobile app available in iTunes & Google Play to show them your football skills! More information here. 

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Happy Campers!

“My kids didn’t want to leave. They are excited about next year already.  Thank you to everyone for being an extended family for the week. You are all truly amazing people who could have chosen to do anything in this world but instead chose to touch the lives of families dealing with cancer. You touched our kids and all of us in a memorable way. No doubt about it, there were angels walking around on Friday with Camp Kesem tie dye shirts on!”
– Parent, Camp Kesem OSU

Dec Camper Spotlight

Camper Spotlight

We love our campers and want to share their stories with you! Every month, we like to shine our spotlight on a new camper and share with you their lives outside of camp! This month’s spotlight is on Hunter! Read his story here.

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Magic Makers Spotlight

This month we would like to spotlight and give special thanks to the Holt Brothers Foundation who has been an incredible champion of Camp Kesem.
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12/13/2014 LIVESTRONG: Camp Kesem Provides a Second Family to Kids Who Need It

By Rebecca Gill (LIVESTRONG Intern) In 2002, when I was 11, my 38-year-old dad was diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer. He was a former Army Ranger and my soccer coach of many years. He never smoked and only enjoyed an occasional beer, and he had a brain tumor. At this point in my life […]

12/08/2014 CK Notre Dame Counselor on the Huffington Post!

On Friendship And Bracelets By Cody Ferrantino On my right wrist, I always wear 5 bracelets. They are simple and some are made of string, but from each of them I draw inspiration. As silly as it sounds, each bracelet has its own name, because they remind me of different friends from my time with […]

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Run the LA Marathon with TEAM Kesem!

Camp Kesem is proud to be an Official Charity of the LA Marathon - March 15, 2015. Why not be part of the fun – and help raise awareness and funds for Camp Kesem - by being a runner for Team Kesem? You’ll not only get well-deserved bragging rights – covering the scenic route from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica pier – you’ll also […]

The Magic Ball

  You will never forget your evening at The Magic Ball. One of Chicago’s most memorable charity events – held in a venue unmatched by any other – The Magic Ball is a unique blend of fun, magic, surprise, fantastic food and entertainment – all supporting an unparalleled charity organization which provides support to children […]

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04/16/2014 Camp Kesem Michigan Spring Reunion Recap 04/16/14

It was so great seeing everyone who came out for our Spring Reunion and Family Info Session at our home-base in Fenton this past Sunday! The day started out with a rousing game of elbow tag in the Camp Copneconic Lodge (where Ducky got her workout in)! Campers then got to enjoy three of Camp […]

03/11/2014 Veritas Prep Camp Kesem Fundraiser 03/11/14

Are you applying to graduate business programs? Do you want top quality preparation for the GMAT? Would you like to spread magic to families affected by cancer at the same time? If your answer is yes to those three questions, consider participating in the Veritas Prep Camp Kesem Fundraiser. Veritas Prep offers GMAT preparation through […]