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To support children through and beyond their parent's cancer with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community.
To ensure that every child touched by a parent's cancer is never alone.
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates over 70 free summer camps in 34 states for children ages 6 to 16 who have been touched by a parent’s cancer. This camping experience has a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence and strengthens their communication skills. In 2015, Camp Kesem served over 5,000 children coast-to-coast - all funded by generous donations from individuals and corporate support.
Camp Kesem at Southern Utah University was founded in 2011 and supports children in the southern Utah community by providing a week-long summer camp experience and year-long peer support. Camp Kesem at Southern Utah University is operated by 60+ student volunteers and serves 80+ campers ages 6-16 per year. We are a vivacious group of students on campus dedicated to fighting the good fight against cancer and making camp magical! We are active in a number of fundraisers and events to make these goals a reality. In November of 2016 we held a "Delete Blood Cancer" bone marrow registry drive and we collected over 200+ swabs to help give people with debilitating blood diseases a better chance of finding a match. We are also constantly brainstorming and holding a number of fundraisers on and off campus to help send as many kids to camp as possible! We have a large support group at Southern Utah University, and in the community and we can't wait for camp this year!!!