Camp Kesem University of Michigan

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Our Purpose

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 fa

milies 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.

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Camp Kesem 2014

All camper spots for CK 2014 have been filled! Click HERE to apply to be on the wait list.

For more information visit the Camp 2014 page!

Camp Kesem is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting two sessions of camp for the summer of 2014 – allowing us to significantly increase our number of campers! The two sessions will take place August 3-8 and August 10-15 at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, MI. Almost 70 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.

2014 will be our fifth 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.

We are also doing our third year of the Camp Kesem Counselor in Training Program! This is for teens ages 17 and 18, whether previous campers or not, who wish to be counselors once they enter college. If you are interested in becoming a CIT for Camp Kesem 2014, send us an email!