About Us

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

Camp Kesem empowers college student leaders nationwide to create free, life-changing summer camps for children affected by a parent’s cancer.

Our Camp

Developed, organized and conducted by students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

We held our first camp in June of 2013 and hosted 27 campers.

Nebraska Camp Kesem 2014 will be help June 8-13th

Free for the families served.

Camp Kesem is open to all children regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, or financial status.