Our Mission:

  • To provide children affected by a parent’s cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp community that recognizes and understands their unique needs.
  • To empower college students to make a difference and build invaluable leadership skills by developing and managing every aspect of their Camp Kesem chapter.

Our Purpose:

To provide an absolutely free weeklong summer camp to a frequently overlooked special needs group; the children of cancer patients. For fifty-one weeks a year, the families of cancer patients watch their loved ones suffer, but for one week during the summer, these kids are free from worry and welcomed by peers of similar circumstance. Here, their confidence takes charge to create the lasting memories every child should experience. Camp Kesem is truly a magical program.

Students at Michigan State University are excited to provide a student-run summer camp program for children who have or had a parent with cancer, where campers build self-esteem and gain support from peers facing similar challenges.  With a camper-counselor ratio of 3:1, campers receive the special attention and support that they would not receive at a regular summer camp.

 Check Out What One of Our Campers Have to Say about CK!

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If you are interested in learning more about Camp Kesem Michigan State, know a child who could benefit from Camp Kesem, or wish to contribute in any other way, please contact us!  We would love to hear from you!

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Mail:    Camp Kesem Michigan State

PO Box 4753

East Lansing, MI 48823