Meet The Team
Hello! My camp name is Pancake, but I sometimes go by Aly. I'll be a Co-Director of Camp Kesem at the University of Kansas for the 2016-2017 school year. I'm a Global and International Studies major who loves coffee, learning new languages and watching kids and staff alike blossom with a little dash of Kesem Magic. I cannot wait for the incredible year in store and to serve as many families as possible this summer!
Hi I'm Froot Loop (Floop for short), but I occasionally go by Connor! I'm one of the Co-Directors for our Camp Kesem chapter this year, and I couldn't be more excited. I'm a microbiology major going to KU Med next year. I loved watching all of our campers and counselors grow into a close-knit Kesem family, and I cannot wait to grow our family this year!
Hi everyone!! Stringbean here -- your favorite counselor! I graduated from KU in December with a degree in Finance and cannot wait to be back at camp with everyone! I'm starting law school in the fall and so I'm planning to have as much fun as I possibly can this summer before I start school again! My favorite part of camp was representing Team Hufflepuff and participating in the Messy Olympics and I can't wait to see everyone again!!! Rock Chalk & Kesem love <3
Hi! My name is Bounce and I'm a junior studying Journalism and Global and International Studies. I love dance parties, bagels and all things camp related! I'm super pumped to spend another year with Camp Kesem and can't wait for another week of Kesem Magic this summer!
Hello! My name is Butch and I'm a sophomore studying management and Leadership with a minor in Economics and a concentration in Entrepreneurship! I can't wait to reunite with all the kiddos from last year and meet the new campers!
HI! My name is Flash, but some people also refer to me as Shane. I am a Global and International Studies major at KU because I love learning about people and other cultures! In my free time I love being active, running, playing soccer, rock climbing, and things of the sort. I also enjoy reading and watching TV/movies. I am super excited to be an outreach coordinator this year and to be able to spend more time with the campers this next summer and experience the magic and love of Kesem.
Hi I'm Chili Dog and I am a senior at KU majoring in neurobiology! Some of my other interests include traveling, nature, and playing the trumpet and the guitar. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of the Kesem family here at KU and can't wait for another amazing camp next summer!
Yooooo! I’m Chaco! I am a junior studying Social Work at KU and I live for summer camp. This will be my first year at Camp Kesem, and I a beyond excited to meet everyone and make lifelong memories. While I’m not obsessing over summer camp, you can find me eating cookies, hammocking, or watching old Oprah episodes. Can’t wait for summer 2k17!
Heyyo! Nug here. I'm a junior majoring in Social Work here at KU! I live for pizza, Netflix, and all things Kesem related!! I can not wait for my second summer of camp and am especially excited to be serving as one of the volunteer coordinators this year! Rock chalk!
Yo yo yo it's ME, WAFFLES! I am a senior at KU studying management and leadership with a minor in Human Resources Management. I can't wait to be back at camp to play some fun games with all the campers, especially JEDI DODGEBALL!!! Waffles out.
Hello! I'm Skittles, one of the Marketing & PR Coordinators! I'm a senior majoring in applied behavioral science, with a minor in psychology. I had so much fun at camp last summer as the camp photographer. When I'm not busy doing Camp Kesem things, I love to travel, snowboard and spend time with my friends.
Hiya! My name is Cobbler and I'm a junior studying Chemical Engineering! I was told about three days before camp last year that a counselor position had opened up, and someone needed to fill it. I thought "yeah I can donate my workdays for a week" so I took a week off work and said I'd do it. I didn't even realize it was a sleep-away camp, so I was a bit overwhelmed. It turned out to be one of the most enjoyable weeks of my life, so I knew I had to stay involved with Camp Kesem, and now I'm a PR and Marketing co-coordinator. I'm just happy to be here!
Hey y'all!! I'm Legs and I'm a senior studying psychology and human sexuality! I love dogs more than life, and I like to spend my free time reading (favorite: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde) and watching Gilmore Girls. I'm a Make the Magic Coordinator at CKKU for the 2016-2017 school year. This is my first year with Camp Kesem, and I'm so so excited to be involved!
HIIIII!!! My name’s Otter! I am a sophomore studying Nursing at KU!! I am one of your new Make the Magic Coordinators! This is my first year being a part of the Kesem Love. I’ve seen the beauty this camp brings, and I’m lucky to be a part of it! I also love camp in general, so this all just fills me with joy!