Camp Kesem is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so all donations are tax-deductible. Camp is provided free of charge to families served, and all of Camp Kesem North Carolina’s support is provided by individuals, foundations, and corporations. It costs $400 to cover all expenses for one camper. If you would like to help us provide a week of magic and fun to campers there are three ways to make this possible. Thank you so much!

1. Donate online via “Friends of Camp Kesem”

Friends of Camp Kesem is an online fundraising initiative that makes donating to our cause easy! Each counselor has their own donation page and you may help a specific counselor raise funds for camp. You may also make a general team donation here.

2. Donate via personal check

If you would rather donate by check, please download our donation card and send it to the following address along with your donation. Please make checks payable to “Camp Kesem North Carolina”.

Camp Kesem North Carolina
036 Bryan Center
P.O. Box 90834
Durham, NC 27708

3. Donate online in honor/memory

Special occasions, memorial tributes, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays can all be commemorated with a contribution to Camp Kesem. Your gift is a thoughtful way to remember someone special. Each gift will be acknowledged with your choice of a personalized email or letter. Click on the following link and under donor designation select “Camp Kesem North Carolina.”

4. In-Kind Donations

Our 2014 camp wish list allows you to purchase items from Amazon to be shipped to us directly.

We also accept prizes that  can be used for fundraising events (gift certificates, concert tickets etc…). If you are interested in donating prizes, please email us at