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To support children through and beyond their parent's cancer with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community.

To ensure that every child touched by a parent's cancer is never alone.

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates over 70 free summer camps in 34 states for children ages 6 to 16 who have been touched by a parent’s cancer. This camping experience has a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence and strengthens their communication skills. In 2015, Camp Kesem served over 5,000 children coast-to-coast - all funded by generous donations from individuals and corporate support.

Our History

Camp Kesem at the University of Minnesota was founded in 2012 and supports children in Minnesota by providing a week-long summer camp experience and year-long peer support. Camp Kesem at the University of Minnesota is operated by approximately 50 student volunteers and serves 120 campers ages 6-16 per year.
Our goals for this year are to recruit 140 campers and raise $125,000.00.

Contact Us: minnesota@campkesem.org | (612) 314-9372 | P.O. Box 13515, Minneapolis, MN 55414