Camp Kesem is a college student run summer camp for kids with a parent who has (or has had) cancer. Our one-week sleep away camps are a chance for kids 6-16 to have a fun-filled week and just be kids. Everything we do at Camp Kesem focuses on our goal of giving campers the most fun week possible, while providing the extra support and attention they need. Learn More
Community Impact Project
Twelve new Camp Kesem sites were announced as beneficiaries of the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project. Click here to find out which schools are joining the Camp Kesem family.
Karl – our caterpillar mascot, travelled to all 37 of our chapters this summer! You can follow his journey by adding him as a friend on facebook! He posted pictures of all of the fun things we did at Camp Kesem, and will continue sharing his magical experience with all of you. Karl may be flat, but he sure likes to have fun!
“My kids didn’t want to leave. They are excited about next year already. Thank you to everyone for being an extended family for the week. You are all truly amazing people who could have chosen to do anything in this world but instead chose to touch the lives of families dealing with cancer. You touched our kids and all of us in a memorable way. No doubt about it, there were angels walking around on Friday with Camp Kesem tie dye shirts on!”
– Parent, Camp Kesem OSU