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Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1: July 22-27, 2018

Week 2: August 12-17, 2018

Forest Glen Springs

557 County Rd. 331

Rosebud, TX 76570

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

December 2, 2018

11:00am-3:00pm

417 University Drive

College Station, TX 77845

Spring Friends + Family Day

Date, Time, and Location TBD

Make the Magic

April 28, 2018 at 6:30pm

Pebble Creek Country Club

4500 Pebble Creek Pwky

College Station, TX 77845

Tickets available here

Meet the Team

Buttons
– Class Year: 2018
– Major: BIMS
– Favorite Camp Song: Princess Pat
– Favorite Camp Memory: Being turned into a banana split

 

Wiggles
– Class Year: 2019
– Major: BIMS
– Favorite Camp Song: Razzle Dazzle
– Favorite Camp Memory: Zip lining!
Sharpay
– Class Year: 2019
– Major: Marketing
– Favorite Camp Song: This is Pepe
– Favorite Camp Memory: Yellow Unit prank war and cabin chats with my girls!

 

BamBam
– Class Year: 201?
– Major: Child Professional Services
– Favorite Camp Song: 60’s Party
– Favorite Camp Memory: When the Pink Unit girls caught a frog (Steve) late at night and put him in the Orange Unit girls’ cabin!
 

 

Waffles
– Class Year: 2019
– Major: Petroleum Engineering
– Favorite Camp Song: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
– Favorite Camp Memory: Blobbing a 12-year-old that is extremely under the weight limit range and seeing them soar with enthrallment
Tsunami
– Class Year: 2019
– Major: Industrial Distribution
– Favorite Camp Song: Llama Song
– Favorite Camp Memory: The glow stick dance party!
  Skid
– Class Year: 2019
– Major: Psychology
– Favorite Camp Song: 60’s Party
– Favorite Camp Memory: Messy Olympics
Spot
– Class Year: 2019
– Major: Economics
– Favorite Camp Song: Llama Song
– Favorite Camp Memory: Dance Party

 

Dory
– Class Year: 2018
– Major: Computer Science
– Favorite Camp Song: Shake Your Booty
– Favorite Camp Memory: Blobbing all of my campers
Swish
– Class Year: 2019
– Major: Applied Math
– Favorite Camp Song: Razzle Dazzle
– Favorite Camp Memory: 9-square and cabin shenanigans
Cliff
– Class Year: 2019
– Major: Ocean Engineering
– Favorite Camp Song: Llama Song
– Favorite Camp Memory: Messy Olympics
Mr. G
– Class Year: 2019
– Major: Political Science
– Favorite Camp Song: Razzle Dazzle or 60’s party
– Favorite Camp Memory: Messy olympics, and blobbing my kids that had no business getting blobbed by me
Kronk
– Class Year: 2018
– Major: Public Health
– Favorite Camp Song: Llama Song
– Favorite Camp Memory: Talent Show!

 

Scorpio
– Class Year: 2018
– Major: Biomedical Sciences with Business Administration and Neuroscience Minors
– Favorite Camp Song: Llama Song
– Favorite Camp Memory: Being able to watch my unit’s campers become more confident and proud to be who they are over the course of the week
Midnight
– Class Year: 2018
– Major: Applied Mathematics
– Favorite Camp Song: Llama Song
– Favorite Camp Memory: Messy Olympics

 

Stellaluna
– Class Year: 2019
– Major: Telecommunication Media Studies
– Favorite Camp Song: Razzle Dazzle
– Favorite Camp Memory: Singing camp songs in the cabin with the blue girls last year & Messy Olympics every year!

 

Washboard
– Class Year: 2019
– Major: Special Education
– Favorite Camp Song: Razzle Dazzle
– Favorite Camp Memory: Empowerment this past year specifically. My teen boys really opened up and it brought everyone together even more than we already were.

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.

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

Kirsten-Jean-Olivarez
Kirsten Olivarez, Regional Program Director – kirsten.olivarez@kesem.org

Kirsten first got involved with Camp Kesem during her undergraduate career at Northern Arizona University as a Marketing/PR Coordinator for two years. After she graduated, she went to Arizona State University for her Masters in Social Work and worked within the behavioral health/criminal justice system. Her passion to work with families impacted by cancer never faded and she was thrilled to return to the Camp Kesem team as a Regional Program Director in 2018.

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.

Kesem
Warm Welcome

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

Kesem
Special Deliveries

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

Kesem
Friends + Family Day

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

Kesem
Online Resources

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