Counselor Training

Today we had another counselor training! We started out with a power point presentation all about Camp Kesem from Nubbins. We then did some team building activities. The counselors split up into two different groups and all joined hands with a random person. This created a knot. We then had to work together to get […]

Big 550 Relay

Camp Kesem has been selected as a charity partner for a historic fundraising event – The 550 Marathon Relay. This will be the largest marathon relay ever attempted. In 5 days, runners in each of the 50 states will run 26.2 miles in honor of those affected by cancer. This is amazing opportunity to help […]

Big Accomplishment!!

Today we reached $7,500 in funds raised. That means that the $7,500 grant from Livestrong will kick in!! We now have enough for the campsite! We’re very excited to have raised this much, but we aren’t finished yet! We still need money for food, supplies, and campers. Thanks to anyone who has helped contribute thus […]

Delete Blood Cancer Bone Marrow Registry

On Thursday, March 19th, Camp Kesem SLU put on our second Delete Blood Cancer Drive. We started around 9am and finished around 5pm. We were in room 172 in the BSC. 64 people were added to the registry. If we add that to our total from the last drive, we have added 369 people to […]

Message from our volunteer coordinator, Emily (Nubbins)!

The thing I am most excited for at camp is most likely playing camp games with everyone. I love camp games because everyone can play and it’s so much fun to play with all the campers and counselors. The main reason why I Kesem is because every kid deserves to be a kid and spend […]

Message from our co-operations coordinator, Ivka (Cher)!

The thing I am most excited about camp this year is just being able to be a part of the Camp Kesem experience in general. I love the theme of our camp (Heroes) and am super excited to learn all the Camp Kesem songs, do all the activities with the campers, and just be at […]

Meet Emily (Nubbins)!!

Emily is our volunteer coordinator. Here is what she had to say about herself: Hello! My name is Emily Hill! I’m from Naperville, Illinois and I am sophomore nursing student. My camp name is Nubbins. I love to hang out with new friends and my favorite food is applesauce. I absolutely love bears, I think […]

Delete Blood Cancer Bone Marrow Registration/ Camp Kesem Fundraiser!

Mark your calenders! After a very successful bone marrow registration in November, Camp Kesem SLU will be putting on a second drive on March 19th! It will be held in the Busch Student center and go from 9am to 5pm. The process is easy and will take no more than 5 minutes. All you have […]

Counselor Training Day One

Today we had our first camp counselor training! It consisted of a group interview and individual interviews. Brigid, our development coordinator, and Emily, our volunteer coordinator, led the group interview while Casey and Neha, our directors, hosted the individual interviews. It was a lot of fun! We played games and dealt with what we would […]

Meet Mallika (Horse Tail)!!

Mallika is our co-operations coordinator! Here is what she had to say about herself: My name is Mallika Jai and my camp name is Horsetail. I am currently a sophomore at SLU, majoring in biology, and eventually hoping to go to med school. I am originally from Bowie, Maryland. My favorite things to do are […]