Camp Kesem is nationally recognized as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization registered with the state of California and the IRS. As a non-profit organization Camp Kesem is required to abide by certain regulations imposed by the IRS. In addition, each Camp Kesem campus is legally considered to be part of the national organization. Thus, it is important that each Camp Kesem campus understands the structure of the organization and the responsibility they have to Camp Kesem.
Board of Directors: As a non-profit organization Camp Kesem is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who work in various professional fields. Each member of the Board is a fiduciary sponsor of Camp Kesem. By signing on to the Board of Directors these individuals are responsible for both the success and failures of Camp Kesem. The Board of Directors has quarterly phone meetings and meets annually to discuss the direction and policies of the Camp Kesem movement. The Board of Directors is also responsible for the hiring and firing of Camp Kesem staff.
National Staff: Camp Kesem is governed by a CEO who is responsible for the overall organization. As Camp Kesem grows the structure of the staff will also continue to develop and change. National Program Directors oversee, direct, coach and assist student volunteers in their efforts. Student Volunteers: Each local Camp Kesem campus is run by student volunteers. Two co-chairs lead a group of coordinators on their campus, communicate regularly with a National Program Director, and are responsible for the success and failures of that campus. These student volunteers are ultimately responsible for the majority of work that is done to sustain the local Camp Kesem Chapter.
Advisory Board: Advisory Boards are organized on a local level to assist the local Camp Kesem. These volunteer advisors are professionals in the community, who provide insight for students they work with. Advisors are not fiduciary sponsors, and are not connected with the Board of Directors.