Campers & Parents

Camp Kesem JHU will be held from August 16-21, 2015. Camp Kesem JHU is for kids, ages 6-16, with a parent and/or guardian that has (or has had) cancer. The average cost of a camper is $500, but with the help of the money raised by JHU students and the generous donations from Camp Kesem supporters, camp is free! Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to fill out the application as soon as possible!

Camp Kesem aims to establish year-round support for camper families so we also organize Fall and Spring Reunions that all camper families are welcome to attend. We also try to be there for families whenever we can in terms of cheering up campers that are going through hard times with special visits from counselors or whatever else we can assist with, at the guardians’ request. We would love to have you be part of the Camp Kesem family so register today!


Application Process
Applications can be completed online. The link for early bird applications will be out on December 1st, 2014, and regular applications will be out on January 15th, 2015!

Camp Kesem JHU: August 16 – 21, 2015

If you have any more questions regarding the application process, you can reach the Outreach Co-Coordinators, Cherry and Nemo at For first time parents, we understand this may be a difficult decision to make, to send your child away to camp, so we have veteran parents that are willing to talk to new parents to make the process easier if you so wish! Email to get connected.