What is Camp Kesem?
Camp Kesem provides a free summer camp experience for children whose parent has or has had cancer. The one-week sleep away camp is a chance for 6-16 year-olds to have a fun-filled week to just be kids. Camp Kesem focuses on giving campers an incredible week which they will remember for the rest of their lives while providing the extra support and attention that they need.
Do teens do anything special?
Kesem is the Hebrew word for magic; however, the camp is not religious and campers of all backgrounds are welcome. The founders of Camp Kesem chose Kesem because their goal was to bring magic to families coping with cancer. Recently, we have developed a more detailed definition of what Kesem means to us:
When is Camp Kesem UR?
Camp Kesem 2013 will be held August 17-22, 2013.
Where is Camp Kesem UR?
Our camp is hosted by Westview on the James, an ACA-accredited site in Goochland, VA. For more information about the site, visit its website: www.westviewonthejames.org
What do campers do at Camp Kesem UR?
Our 2012 camp schedules centered on four program areas: arts and crafts, athletics, adventure and nature, and drama and dance. Following rotations through these program areas in the mornings, we passed our afternoons swimming in the pool, using the water trampoline and zip-line at Westview’s lake, playing frisbee golf, and unique activities like learning how to play Taiko drums. In the evenings, we hosted all-camp activities, including a talent show and a carnival.
Who runs Camp Kesem UR?
Camp Kesem UR is run primarily by University of Richmond students (and recent graduates). In addition to these students, families should expect the camp staff to include a camp nurse and psychotherapist. Westview staff also assist with camp activities, as necessary.
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