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Welcome to Camp Kesem MIT!

Kesem (n.): magic; the ability to change a life; an agent of growth; the unique power that transforms kids into Camp Kesem Campers

Camp Kesem MIT is a non-profit, student-run organization that provides a free, week-long summer camp for children (ages 6-18) affected by a parent’s cancer. Our camp seeks to create a fun, supportive environment that fosters lifelong relationships for our campers who are all facing similar challenges. Our counselors are caring, responsible students who are passionate about helping campers experience a week filled with fun activities, laughter, friendship and most of all, the Kesem magic.

Since our establishment in 2007, we have been continuously growing and spreading the Kesem magic. In 2014, we empowered 129 campers and ~80 counselors! We would like to thank everyone – our sponsors, advisors, counselors, coordinators, and camper families – for making our 2014 camp session the best one yet! We can’t wait for Camp Kesem MIT 2015 where we will be sharing the Kesem magic with even more campers!

Come to Camp Kesem MIT!

We are so excited to see that you are interested in Camp Kesem! If you are a parent, click on the Campers section to learn more about camp and access application materials. If you have a teenager, go to the Teen Program section to learn about our new program. If you are an MIT student, visit the Student Volunteers section to find out how to volunteer with the MIT chapter. If you are not an MIT student but want to help our cause, please read about How You Can Help. Please contact mit@campkesem.org with any questions.

Camp Kesem MIT in the News!

The Boston Globe has published an article about our camp!  A huge thank you to everyone who made this possible, especially Bella English and the Boston Globe. Read the article here.

Fox 25 News Channel interviewed our very own Dylan “Tiger” Soukup about the magic of Camp Kesem MIT. See the video here.

Remembering Past Counselor “Yo-Yo.”

On December 27 2011, CK MIT tragically lost one of our past counselors Phyo “Yo-Yo” Nyi Nyi Kyaw. A tribute page has been setup in his honor, as well as a scholarship fund.

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Camp Kesem is a 501c3 nonprofit organization (EIN # 51—0454157), your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law