Meet our Counselors
We are excited to announce our counselors for Camp Kesem 2015!
Camp Name: Tigerlily
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
Why you kesem: Camp Kesem is a unique opportunity to help the community. There is no better feeling than having a parent thank you for giving their child one of the best experiences of their life. Camp Kesem is more than just a camp, it’s a family who will be there for you through the good times and the bad.
Camp Name: Zenyatta
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Why you kesem: I first learned about Camp Kesem from a friend who was involved at MIT and was immediately inspired to start a new chapter at Santa Clara due to my previous experience with children at another camp I ran. Not only do I love kids but I have personal experiences with cancer as well.
Camp Name: Steele
Hometown: Pleasant Hill
Why you kesem: I kesem for all of the campers and their families. I kesem for my fellow Kesemers and for my family.
Camp Name: Jeter
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Why you kesem: I Kesem because I want the incredible children we serve to have a week of happiness and fun. They have changed my life for the better and I can’t wait to continue that experience this summer.
Camp Name: Bonsai
Hometown: Portland, OR
Why you kesem: I Kesem to bring a week of happiness and a lifelong family to the amazing campers and families we serve. I feel honored to be a part of such a beautiful, crazy, and extended community that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life.
Camp Name: Noodle
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Why you kesem: I Kesem because I want to be able to provide a magical childhood for children affected by a parent’s cancer. I was a counselor for Camp Kesem last year and it was a life-changing experience for me and the campers. I learned so much from the campers last year and want to be able to give them as much fun and support as I possibly can! I love working with kids and this is a great opportunity to give back to the community around me.
Camp Name: Phoenix
Hometown: Hermosa Beach, CA
Why you kesem: I joined Kesem because, as a person who has experienced the loss of a family member due to cancer, I wanted to give back. Camp Kesem seemed like a wonderful idea to me and I wanted to help.
Camp Name: Pascal
Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, CA
Why you kesem: I Kesem because I would love to be a support and role model to kids in my community. There is no greater feeling than knowing you can count and talk to someone. I hope to be there for all of my Kesemers!
Camp Name: Tadpole
Hometown: Portland, OR
Why I Kesem: I have had my own experiences with the collateral damage of cancer, having been through the uncertainty, hopelessness, and loneliness of having those close to me suffer from cancer. While I don’t have the ability to cure cancer, I believe I can at least help kids like me feel that they are not alone and that it is possible to find happiness despite the challenges that life presents.