Camp Kesem Richmond
Camp Kesem (www.campkesem.org) is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.
Camp Kesem supports the often-overlooked population of children affected by a parent’s cancer through a national network of summer camps run by passionate college student leaders.
CK 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 2014 alone, Camp Kesem Richmond empowered 66 campers and over 30 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.