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Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

2019 Dates: TBD

 

 

 

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

2019 Dates: TBD

 

 

 

Spring Friends + Family Day

2019 Dates: TBD

 

 

 

Make the Magic

2019 Dates: TBD

 

 

 

Meet the Team

Hi I’m Clumsy and I am so excited to be Co-Director this year! I am majoring in Kesem with a double minor in Organic Chemistry and Psychology. I love hot dogs almost as much as my Limers and the 24 hour study room. When I’m not making spreadsheets or studying with Sprout, I love to take naps, buy oranges at farmers market, salsa dance, and listen to the Hamilton soundtrack. I am already counting down the days until camp 2018!! I love receiving emails so please don’t hesitate to email me.

 

 

Hi, my name is Sloth and I am a fourth year International Relations and Sociology double major with a minor in Human Rights. When I’m not studying, you can find me running, hiking, or binge watching New Girl with my roommate’s puppy. This will be my third year in Kesem and I am lucky enough to spend it as CIT Coordinator. The CIT’s are such an incredible group of humans and I am beyond excited to be working with them this year!

 

Hey all, I’m Beatz and I’m a 3rd year Biomedical Engineering major. This will be my 3rd year at camp and I’m pumped to be a CIT Coord with Sloth. When I’m not focused on Kesem or school I am usually busy playing soccer or tennis (winning championships) or hanging out with friends. I am also an avid reader. I was the fastest reader in my 4th, 5th, and 6th classes (won tons of in-n-out certificates. I was so excited to join Kesem and now I get to be a coordinator. I guess dreams do come true.

 

 

 

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

Keandra Bryson, Regional Program Director – keandra@kesem.org

Keandra joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in 2017. Prior to this, Keandra was a member of the founding team at California State University, Fresno where she started as a Volunteer Coordinator, and then went on to serve as a Chapter Co-Director for two years. During this time, Keandra also served as a Risk Management Intern and as a member of the National Student Panel. Keandra graduated from Fresno State in 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts in Family and Consumer Science. She is from Bakersfield, California and currently resides in Davis, California.

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.