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Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1: July 9-14, 2018

Camp Wapiti

1600 South Left Hand Fork Road

Settlement Canyon

Tooele, UT 84074

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

November 4, 2017


SUU Observatory

745 Hillcrest Drive

Cedar City, UT 84720

Spring Friends + Family Day

April 21, 2018

Times TBD

Discovery Park

2077 W Royal Hunte Dr

Cedar City, UT 84720

Make the Magic

April 5, 2018 at 6:00pm 

The Falls Event Center

170 South Mall Drive

St. George, UT 84790

Tickets available here

Meet the Team



I’m Stir Fry from Sandy, UT. I’m studying nutrition wanting to go to Medical School. I love playing FIFA on the XBOX One. If I have any free time, I’m most likely playing FIFA. I joined Camp Kesem because of friends but I’m involved this year because of the great experience I had at camp! I’m involved because of the kids I met at camp and how unified camp kesem is in general. That’s why I have the great opportunity to be a coordinator and help provide Camp for these kids.




From Roy, Utah. Studying Psychology with a Human Services emphasis. I can speak Cambodian. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was eleven. She was able to beat it but it was rough on our family and I had to grow up fast. I went to Camp Kesem BYU for five years. Camp Kesem changed my life. It gave me some of the best friends that I’ve ever had. It gave me a place where I could be a kid and feel like I belonged and now I want to help more kids have that same experience.



I’m Leo and I’m from Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Studying Nursing. I have gone cliff diving. I love summer camp, and I think Kesem is a great organization!


I’m Amore and I’m from Alton, UT. I’m studying nursing. I am a farm/ranch girl. I love to cook food. I love working with kids. I am a big softie that is a romanticist through and through. Kate Abbot(Leo) told me about Camp Kesem and I wanted to be a part of it because it is very impactful.

Our Supporters

In addition to the year-round support, services, and training we receive from Kesem National,
we are grateful to those who provide support to our local Camp Kesem chapter including:

Our Advisory Board who provides ongoing guidance to our chapter’s leadership team.

Our corporate and foundation donors who provide critical resources to help fund the services we deliver locally.

The many retail and service providers who offer in-kind support for our summer camp as well as many or our year-round services.

Countless individuals – including our families and friends who honor our commitment to Camp Kesem with their financial support and unwavering encouragement.

The original funding to launch Camp Kesem at Southern Utah University was generously provided by the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project.

Nationwide Community

How Kesem National Supports This Chapter

Kesem’s national staff of over 30 professionals is involved in all aspects of establishing and supporting each of our 100+ chapters nationwide as well as the training and oversight of all college student leaders. Our leadership program has been developed over the last 17 years and, while both rigorous and demanding, is focused on providing the highest level of support, service and safety for the children who participate in our programs.

The Kesem Program Director for this chapter (see below) is involved in all aspects of camp and our additional services. While your local student leaders are your primary contact for questions, you are also welcome and encouraged to contact their Program Director with other specific questions.

Meet This Chapter's Program Director

Brittani Hammer, Regional Program Director – brittani@kesem.org

Brittani joined the Camp Kesem National team in 2017 as a Regional Program Director. She first became involved with Camp Kesem in 2012 as a counselor and continued on to become a Development Coordinator and Co-Director. Brittani loved volunteering as a part of Camp Kesem where she was able to apply concepts she had studied in the classroom and make an impact in the community. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a minor in Nonprofit Management. She is from Lakeport, California and currently resides in Orem, Utah.

Through and Beyond Support Services

Kesem Through and Beyond Support

Our free year-round services provide children impacted by a parent's cancer a continuum of touchpoints throughout the year.

Kesem Connections

Provides Kesem families with regular updates including important deadlines and events.

Camp Kesem

Kesem's flagship program operates over 100 free summer camps in 40 states for children ages 6 to 18 who have been impacted by a parent's cancer.

Kesem By Your Side

Provides customized support for children through the many challenges associated with a parent or guardian's cancer journey.

Warm Welcome

Kesem's care package program that immediately includes all families into our greater community in a personal, supportive manner.

Special Deliveries

Provides all children with personalized greetings–delivered by either traditional or electronic mail.

Friends + Family Day

Regular gatherings for existing and interested camper families, alumni, supporters and Kesem student leaders for a day of community building.

Online Resources

Provides online access to topical resources–including publications, books, organizations and resources.