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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.

Our History

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!!!

Contact Us: suu@campkesem.org| 801-900-3493 | PO Box 9200 Cedar City, UT 84720