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Important Dates

Please use the "Contact Us" button above for questions on dates, times, or event details.

Camp Sessions

Week 1: August 12-17, 2018

Week 2: August 19-24, 2018

Camp Wa-Klo

435 Page Road

Dublin, NH 03444

Friends + Family Days

Winter Friends + Family Day

February 17, 2018


MIT Johnson Ice Rink

120 Vassar Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

Spring Friends + Family Day

Date and Location TBD

Make the Magic

March 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

MIT Media Lab

75 Amherst Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

Tickets available here

Meet the Team



Nationwide Community

How Kesem National Supports This Chapter

Kesem’s national staff of over 30 professionals is involved in all aspects of establishing and supporting each of our 100+ chapters nationwide as well as the training and oversight of all college student leaders. Our leadership program has been developed over the last 17 years and, while both rigorous and demanding, is focused on providing the highest level of support, service and safety for the children who participate in our programs.

The Kesem Program Director for this chapter (see below) is involved in all aspects of camp and our additional services. While your local student leaders are your primary contact for questions, you are also welcome and encouraged to contact their Program Director with other specific questions.

Meet This Chapter's Program Director

Lily Daigle, Regional Program Director – lily@kesem.org

Lily joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in 2016. Prior to this, she founded the Carnegie Mellon chapter in 2014, and served as Co-Director for the next two years. She was also a member of the National Student Panel during her senior year. Having been involved as a camper and volunteer with Comfort Zone Camp, Lily was drawn to Kesem’s similar mission of helping kids understand that they are not alone. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Decision Science. She is from and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

Through and Beyond Support Services

Kesem Through and Beyond Support

Our free year-round services provide children impacted by a parent's cancer a continuum of touchpoints throughout the year.

Kesem Connections

Provides Kesem families with regular updates including important deadlines and events.

Camp Kesem

Kesem's flagship program operates over 100 free summer camps in 40 states for children ages 6 to 18 who have been impacted by a parent's cancer.

Kesem By Your Side

Provides customized support for children through the many challenges associated with a parent or guardian's cancer journey.

Warm Welcome

Kesem's care package program that immediately includes all families into our greater community in a personal, supportive manner.

Special Deliveries

Provides all children with personalized greetings–delivered by either traditional or electronic mail.

Friends + Family Day

Regular gatherings for existing and interested camper families, alumni, supporters and Kesem student leaders for a day of community building.

Online Resources

Provides online access to topical resources–including publications, books, organizations and resources.