Counselors & Staff

Counselor applications for Camp 2015 are not currently available. Please contact for any questions or inquiries!

All our counselors are student volunteers from Rice University. In addition to having at least 15 extensively trained, CPR-certified counselors on site, we will have medical staff, including at least one nurse and one child psychologist, social worker, or therapist.

Stay posted for information on the counselor application timeline for Camp 2015!



Committee Information

Committee applications are not currently open. Join a committee to help Camp Kesem come to life! As a double bonus, being an awesome committee member will help your standing in the selection process for our much-coveted camp counselor positions. Check out the information below for the different ways to get involved with Kesem!

CAMP KESEM WEEK COMMITTEE- You’ll help with the planning of Camp Kesem Week, including logistics, activities, food and more! Camp Kesem Week is a marketing and fundraising campaign to raise awareness for our cause! Contact Daphne “Ducky” Chiao at for more questions!

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE – You’ll help with fundraising, grant-writing, and making connections in the Houston community to increase awareness. The application for this committee is currently closed. Please contact for any inquiries!

OUTREACH COMMITTEE – You’ll be in direct contact with camper families, form connections with hospitals and other non-profit organizations in Houston, and help recruit campers. The application for this committee is currently closed. Please contact for any inquiries!

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE – You’ll help with budgeting, logistics, and planning of the day-to-day activities of the camp itself.

GENERAL BODY VOLUNTEER – You’ll attend monthly general body meetings, help with fundraisers, and increase awareness for Camp Kesem. To be added to the list, please email your name and contact information to