Camper Information

Camp 2014 has come to a close. Applications for Camp 2015 are not yet open. Stay posted for updates by keeping up with us on Facebook!

Here’s what some families have to say about Camp Kesem:

My sons, Michael and Sean, lost their father to cancer when they were 8 and 10. Michael describes Camp Kesem s “Heaven on Earth.” Sean credits Camp Kesem with giving him the self-confidence to come out of his shell, to be who he is. Camp Kesem gives my boys the time and opportunity to leave cancer behind and just be kids.”

- Nancy, Michael and Sean, UCLA 

- 98% of parents believe Camp Kesem had a positive impact on their family.

- 99% of families would recommend Camp Kesem to other families affected by cancer

Our very first camp was from August 3rd – 8th, 2014 at Camp Uskichitto in Leblanc, Louisiana! The camp is about 3 hours away from the Houston-area, and we rented a bus to get everyone there and back safely. Uskichitto Retreat Center has extensive facilities and activities for all campers. The cabins were fully air-conditioned, and there were also cabins that are handicap accessible. Activities/facilities include a swimming pool, low ropes course, archery, rock climbing tower, canoeing, playground, sport courts, and more!

Uskichito Retreat Center is a beautiful camp and retreat center – parkland, river views, towering pines, comfortable accommodations nestled on 120 acres of South-West Louisiana countryside.

CABINS We have 5 fully air-conditioned and heated cabins.  Cabins 1-4 each sleep 20 people.  See Floor Plan for Cabins 1-4.  Cabin 5 sleeps 26 in bunk beds, with an additional full size bed See Floor Plan for Cabin 5.  Cabin 5 is also handicap accessible.  Our total cabin sleeping capacity at URC is 108 people.
Camp Uskichitto has 5 fully air-conditioned and heated cabins.