Camp Kesem Richmond
Camp Kesem is a non-profit, student-run organization that provides a free, week-long summer camp for children whose parent(s) have been affected by cancer.
Camp Kesem University of Richmond was founded in 2009 to provide a safe, supportive, and fun summer camp experience to local children whose parents have died from cancer, are in treatment for cancer, or are in remission from cancer.
In 2013 alone, Camp Kesem Richmond empowered over 50 campers and over 25 student volunteers. During the school year, students plan the camp schedule, train to be camp counselors, work with eligible families in the community, and raise funds to ensure camp is free for all involved.