Illinois Blog

Welcome Back to CAMP KESEM!

Written by Remy Sharks, and whales, and t-rexes, oh my! Put together with the minions, butterflies, and the triple t’s, Camp Kesem Illinois is under way creating great friendships in our units. From playing our favorite games, to tie dying shirts to bring home at the end of the week, the first day of camp […]

5K/10K Winners

Camp Kesem Illinois organized our annual Caterpillar Crawl event this past Saturday, April 20th, at the University of Illinois Arboretum in Urbana. We had some pretty good weather and could not have enjoyed the day any better. Thanks to all those who registered and joined in on our 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk! Congratulations to our winners and everyone […]

Make the Magic Recap

Written by Calico Cat   Camp Kesem Illinois was able to pull off our first Make the Magic event last Saturday, April 6th, at Radio Maria in Champaign. We met many new supporters of Camp Kesem, and we are able to raise close to $2,000 for camp this summer! Monkey, CP, and their mom attended […]

Zipcar Finalists!

PLEASE vote for Camp Kesem Illinois!!! We are one of five finalists for a $10,000 cash prize! This will allow us to send 60 kids to camp this summer. We have seven days to get as many votes as possible. Voting ends April 8th!   In order to vote, make sure to like Zipcar’s Facebook Page first, […]

Favorite Song from Camp

Written by Hoot   I’m not entirely sure what the name of my favorite song from camp is but I do know that it goes a little something like this,             Camper A “Hey [insert camper B’s name here]!”             Camper B “Hey what?”             Camper A “Hey [insert camper B’s name here]!”             Camper […]

LIVEstrong Assembly!

 Camp Kesem Illinois Goes to the LIVEstrong Assembly! Location: Chicago, IL Attendees: Remy, Flik, Goofy, and Karl   Written by Flik   For our first ever blog post, we thought we would give everyone the inside scoop on the LIVEstrong assembly and how we spent our time there! Here is a quick breakdown of our […]

Counselor Applications!

Don’t forget to fill out your application to become a counselor for camp this summer!!! Visit for more information.   Application Link: