University of California, Santa Cruz
Enjoy snapshots from Camp Kesem UC Santa Cruz 2015!
Green team showing off their awesome cheers for the Blue team!
Beautifully designed luminaria bags for Empowerment Ceremony!
Go Green! Go Blue!
Caramel Swirl making a swirly name tag
Sprinkles and Squirrel observing an Ocean in a Jar
Hey Orange Clownfish!
Yellow Unit treating Blue to a ~fancy~ makeover
Our campers are equal parts goofy and awesome!
Rainbow Unit brings down the (tree)house at Campfire!
Major style points for Mr. Krabs!
Carson and Daisy at the Photo Booth
Oreo and Flame trying out temporary tattoos
Teddy and Squidward getting loud at Color Wars!
A few of our Yellow Unit campers making arts & crafts
Ninja harnessing his levitation power!
Camp Kesem is a nation-wide organization that offers a year-long program to children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer. The first Camp Kesem chapter was started at Stanford University in 2000, and since then it has expanded to over 70 chapters throughout the United States. The name “Kesem” means “magic” in Hebrew and although Camp Kesem is no longer a religious organization, it carries this name because the heart-warming experiences children receive through the program are nothing less than magic.
During the 2013-2014 school year, Camp Kesem started a new chapter at University of California, Santa Cruz. College students at UCSC coordinate and fundraise to provide a week of fun camp activities in addition to a year-long program where the children receive quality support and lifelong friendships. This is a completely free opportunity for children to enter an environment that will help them heal and grow. If you are interested in supporting our chapter, please send us a message via our Facebook page, or email our directors, Snickers & Rooski.
Help send a kid to camp. Donate through our Friends of Camp Kesem page or mail a donation to:
Camp Kesem UCSC
PO Box 8385
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Tax ID#: 51-0454157