Camp Kesem University of Michigan
Welcome to the Camp Kesem at the University of Michigan Homepage!
Camp Kesem (www.campkesem.org) is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.
Camp Kesem supports the often-overlooked population of children affected by a parent’s cancer through a national network of summer camps run by passionate college student leaders.
Camp Kesem provides children through and beyond a parent’s cancer with a peer-support network that recognizes and understands their unique needs. This summer, Camp Kesem served nearly 4,000 children, ages 6-16, with fun and support through free summer camps led by passionate college students. Camp Kesem currently operates over 60 chapters in 29 states and is funded donations and community support. For more information on Camp Kesem, please visit www.campkesem.org, Facebook.com/CampKesem, and @CampKesem on Twitter & Instagram.
Official Camp 2015 Dates!
Week 1: August 2-7 2015
Week 2: August 9-14 2015
Registration for returning campers/families is MONDAY DECEMBER 1ST
Registration for new campers/families is THURSDAY JANUARY 15TH
Counselor applications open December 2nd and close January 7th
Camp Kesem 2014 – THANK YOU!
THANK YOU SO MUCH to all who made Camp Kesem 2014 an enormous success! For our first time hosting two sessions of camp for the summer, it could not have gone any better. These two weeks were an amazing experience thanks to so many generous donations that allowed us to smash our goal of $90,000 and send every child to camp free of charge. Camp Kesem 2014 would also not have been able to happen without our selfless volunteers such as; almost 70 student counselors from the University of Michigan, our camp advisors, our mental health professionals, and our nurses! We also would like to thank Sher Rosenkranz for capturing the magic that is Camp Kesem and making it available for all of you to see on our Flickr page. Of course, none of this would be possible without the kids, and we are so thankful to have had two weeks of pure magic where they are allowed to truly be carefree kids.
Camp Kesem 2014 may be over, but the counselors and Coordinator Board have already begun planning for Camp 2015! Tons of planning is going on behind the scenes, and we are currently recruiting new counselors. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining CK U of M, please do not hesitate to contact us! Stay tuned for more updates, and thanks once again for all of your kind and selfless donations over the past year.