Meet our Counselors
We are excited to announce our counselors for Camp Kesem 2015!
Camp Name: Bubbles
Hometown: Durango, Co
Why You Kesem: Being part of Camp Kesem has been life changing. It has been an amazing experience to spend time with these kids who are so happy and strong even with everything they have been through. It is extremely empowering to have the opportunity to help these kids just be kids and develop the support system they need. I’ve learned more from the kids than I could ever teach them.
Camp Name: Calypso
Hometown: Stockton, CA
Why You Kesem: Camp Kesem is something truly special that I consider myself lucky to be a part of. From the kids, to their parents, to my fellow team members at Santa Clara, everyone has been so amazing and I hope to be able to contribute my positivity to that dynamic and make camp this summer just as incredible as it was the previous one! I look forward to all the positive experiences that will be shared and that will continue to grow as we build our Kesem family!
Camp Name: Abu
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Why You Kesem: Kesem has been absolutely life-changing for me, both from the process of planning the camp and bonding with my co-coordinators, and from the camp itself and the incredible kids who inspire me everyday. I thought that I would be able to impart some coping skills and life lessons on the kids I was in charge of, and instead they taught me how process the bonds and connections we form with one another are.
Camp Name: Luna
Hometown: Portland, OR
Why You Kesem: I Kesem because I have always loved working with and helping children and Camp Kesem seemed like an incredible opportunity to do that. Getting to know these children and their families has changed my life in such a positive way, and while I am there to support them, they have taught me so much.
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.