Camp Kesem University of Michigan
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Visit this site for updates on events and programs from Camp Kesem Michigan!
For more information on camper applications please look at our “Camp 2013” Page
To provide a week-long summer camp to a frequently overlooked special needs group; the children of cancer patients. For fifty-one weeks a year, the families of cancer patients watch their loved ones suffer. But for one week during the summer, these kids are free from worry and welcomed by peers of similar circumstance. Here, their confidence takes charge to create the lasting memories every child should experience. Camp Kesem is truly a magical program.
Students at the University of Michigan are excited to provide a student-run summer camp program for children who have or had a parent with cancer, where campers build self-esteem and gain support from peers facing similar challenges. With a camper-counselor ratio of 2:1, campers receive the special attention and support that they would not receive at a regular summer camp.
Camp Kesem 2013
Camp Kesem 2013 will take place at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, MI. Check back for dates in September! Approximately 50 volunteer counselors from the University of Michgian will staff the camp and will undergo extensive training prior to camp. The professional staff will include a Nurse, a Psychotherapist, and a Camp Advisor. Camp Kesem is provided free of charge to all families.
Camp Kesem Michigan is thrilled to announce our fourth year of the Camp Kesem Teen Program for teenagers aged 14 through 16. This program allows teen campers to build self-esteem and gain support from peers facing similar challenges while exploring their own leadership potential. Special teen camp activities will be focused on developing and encouraging leadership skills.
Campers are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to apply! Please feel free to contact us for information regarding this summer.