Michigan Blog

Mocha’s Family’s Experience with Mesothelioma – The Silent Killer

Mocha, a counselor and volunteer coordinator at Camp Kesem Michigan, entered an essay on Mesothelioma into a contest to win a $5,000 scholarship to help pay for her education. She hopes to be able to further her education toward a public health degree and continue to spread awareness on the disease that took her Father […]

Counselor Feature: Clover (and T-minus 16 DAYS UNTIL CAMP)

Today’s post features yet another newbie counselor, Clover (aka James). Enjoy! I am very ecstatic to be one of the Camp Kesem Blue Boys counselors this year! I have been working as a Camp Counselor for high school age kids the past 2 summers, but I am most excited to work with younger kids for […]

Counselor Feature: Starburst

For today’s Counselor Feature we have one of our new counselors, Starburst, on why she joined Camp Kesem: I was so excited when I finally found out that I was going to be a Camp Kesem counselor! Cancer has affected many people in life, including family members, friends, friends’ parents and I have been volunteering […]

Counselor Feature: Pluto

Hey everyone!  Our next installment of  the Counselor Feature series is from Paige Van Kampen, or Pluto, a junior and one of the wonderful Student Support coordinators of the UMich chapter. Enjoy, and happy (almost) end of the semester!  Cheerio ——— Obviously the student leaders of Camp Kesem are involved for the campers, but I […]

Counselor Feature: Casper

Here’s the third  installment of our Counselor Feature series, where our counselors get the chance to talk about their Camp Kesem experiences. This week’s post is from Casper, one of our new counselors for 2013! Enjoy, Cheerio — — — I am so thrilled to be a Camp Kesem counselor this summer! I always begged […]

Make the Magic

Hey everyone! A couple of weekes ago, the Michigan chapter saw an amazing Make the Magic brunch—so many wonderful friends and family came out to support Camp Kesem, and around $17,000 was raised  (still can’t get over that number). Also, thank you to all coordinators, counselors, families and friends that helped to make MTM possible. […]

Make the Magic is almost here!

Today Michigan is officially back from spring break, and the CKUMich family is getting into the final stretch preparation for this Saturday’s Make the Magic event. For those that don’t know, Make the Magic is one of our largest fundraising events; each year we look to MTM as a chance to take a decent bite […]

Counselor Feature: Tie Dye

Hey everyone! This is the second installment of our Counselor Feature series, where our counselors get the chance to talk about their Camp Kesem experiences. This week we have a post from Tie-Dye: Enjoy! Cheerio — — — For three years I have served as fundraising coordinator along with two other peers. Together we organize events […]

Welcome New Counselors!

A big CK welcome to:  Peanut Roast Goldie Locks Totoro Skipper Princess Buttercup Sparkles Cricket Rosie Sunflower Burrito Squiggle Squid Blossom Bluejay Bacon Starburst Stubbz Banana Split Lambchop Snow Blue’s Clues Swish Nugget Casper Banjo Tadpole Big Red Aurora

“It’s a Camp Thing”

Hey everyone! In light of this week’s new additions to our CK family (YAY and congrats again to new counselors; we’re so excited to have you), I’ve been thinking a lot about what Camp Kesem as a community of counselors has meant to me since I first started a year ago. I will openly admit […]