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Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1: June 23-29, 2018

Week 2: July 1-7, 2018

Angeles Crest

20075 Angeles Crest Highway

Palmdale, CA 93550

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

December 3, 2017


601 Club View Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Winter Friends + Family Day

March 4, 2018


601 Club View Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Spring Friends + Family Day

June 3, 2018


601 Club View Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Make the Magic

April 7, 2018 at 6:00pm

St. Monica’s Church

725 California Avenue

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Tickets available here

Meet the Team



Yo! It’s Bodhi, sending you love whoever and wherever you are. This is my 4th and final year at UCLA, my 3rd year as a Camp Kesem counselor, & my 1st year on Committee! Kesem is the most connected and loving community I’ve ever been a part of and I couldn’t be more stoked to make the next year as ~magical~ as can be. Outside of Kesem I love spending time reading (let’s talk books!), getting into nature as often as possible, and working on my photography (mostly outdoors). MKL my friends!








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

Chelsea Saurer, Regional Program Director – chelsea.saurer@kesem.org

Chelsea joined the Camp Kesem National staff as a Regional Program Director for the Southern California region in 2018. A Sacramento native, she made the jump to SoCal to attend UCLA, where is was involved with Kesem all four years. She graduated with a degree in Sociology and Education, and a passion for working with children. Even though she misses her dog back in Sacramento, she loves living in LA. In her free time, you can find Chelsea eating ice cream, catching up on the latest in pop culture, going to concerts, or exploring the city.

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.

Warm Welcome

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

Special Deliveries

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

Friends + Family Day

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

Online Resources

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