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New Camper Application

Our new camper application is here! Please access our online application here to be added to our waitlist and we will notify you as soon as a spot opens up in your child’s age group. Feel free to contact our Family Relations Coordinator, Nick “Tui” Simon, at with any questions you have.

New Counselor Application

Are you a Stanford student? Do you like to bringing joy into lives? Do you like to be there to support your friends? Do you like kids? Do you dip french fries in milkshakes? Have you considered Camp Kesem? Perhaps you should!  Fill out the application and counselor recommendation forms by January 25th following the instructions […]

Fall Reunion!

Camp Kesem Stanford’s Fall Reunion is here! Sunday, November 2nd, from 1pm to 3pm at Hillel, come join families and counselors as we laugh, eat, hang out, and reconnect with our Kesem friends.   And see you at Hillel on November 2nd! <3 Kesem at Stanford Hillel is at 565 Mayfield Ave, Stanford, CA, 94305

Make the Magic on November 16, 2014

Register here for the third annual gala and silent auction to benefit Camp Kesem at Stanford!  The program is on campus on Sunday, November 16th at 5:30pm. Early bird tickets cost $40 per person and include a catered meal and an incredibly inspiring evening. Ticket prices are raised to $50 per person after October 26th.  Participants […]

Pizza My Camp

On Monday, April 23, Kesemites gathered at Pizza My Heart in Palo Alto to fundraise for this year’s camp. PMH generously donated 30% of the night’s profits to Camp Kesem. Thank you to all who came to support our kids! Former campers, current counselors, and community supporters at Pizza My Heart on Monday.

Kesem in Stanford Cancer Institute Newsletter!

Kesem is featured in yet another article by our friend Michael Claeys, the senior communications director at Stanford Cancer Institute. Please scroll to pages 8 and 9 of the Stanford Cancer Institute’s winter newsletter, attached. documents/scinewswinter2013.pdf 

Stanford School of Medicine writes about Kesem!

Check out this article by Stanford School of Medicine on Kesem! Shout out to Squish and Luna.

SF Chronicle Kesem Video!

Check out this video about Camp Kesem, made by our lovely “Roo”/Casey Khademi:–-stanford-students-host-camp-for-kids-with-cancer-in-the-family-video/

Camp Kesem CoHo Night

On January 31st, Kesemites gathered at Stanford’s Coffee House, or “CoHo”, to watch Kesem counselors perform musical acts and comedy improvisation. The purpose of the night was twofold; to provide an opportunity for counselors to gather and catch up, and to raise awareness of Kesem in the greater Stanford community. As always, we were amazed […]

Stanford students — come to a Kesem info session!

We will be holding information sessions about becoming a Camp Kesem counselor this quarter! Sessions will be: 8:30PM Thurs. January 17 — Burbank 8:30PM Wed. January 23 — Xanadu 8:30 PM Thurs. January 24 — Trancos