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To support children through and beyond their parent's cancer with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community.
To ensure that every child touched by a parent's cancer is never alone.
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates over 70 free summer camps in 34 states for children ages 6 to 16 who have been touched by a parent’s cancer. This camping experience has a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence and strengthens their communication skills. In 2015, Camp Kesem served over 5,000 children coast-to-coast - all funded by generous donations from individuals and corporate support.
Camp Kesem at Northwestern University was founded in 2003 and supports children in the Chicagoland community by providing a two week-long summer camp experiences and year-long peer support. Camp Kesem at Northwestern University is operated by 79 student volunteers and serves 144 campers ages 6-16 per year. In 2016, we raised over $90,000 and served 76% more children due to the generosity of our 787 donors!
Our fundraising goal this year is $100,000! To aid our chapter in reaching this goal, donate here: https://donate.kesem.org/events/friends-camp-kesem-at-northwestern-university-fy-2017/e92981