We are always looking for volunteers to help build a supportive community service for families in the San Diego area coping with cancer. We can use your help!

Community Members

If you are in the San Diego area and are looking for a meaningful and fulfilling way to help your community, we are looking for volunteers to help with fundraising, publicizing, and advising Camp Kesem UCSD. Community involvement is highly valued, appreciated, and necessary in order to make Camp possible.

Please contact us at ucsd.volunteer@campkesem.org for more information on how you can get involved. If you are interested in joining our Advisory Board, please email ucsd.advisoryboard@campkesem.org. For more information on our Advisory Board, please visit our Community page.


If you are a UCSD student, Camp Kesem is an opportunity for you to build friendships, gain leadership skills, and contribute to your local community. We are a student run organization that provides a free week-long summer camp for kids who have or have had a parent with cancer. Our camp offers students the opportunity to become either student members or student counselors.

As a member you will:

  • Be expertly trained
  • Volunteer at fundraising events
  • Attend meetings
  • Assist in planning and organizing events
  • Help make camp happen
  • Become a part of an amazing group of students

To Be A Counselor
Camp Kesem UCSD has a 2:1 ratio of campers to counselors. For the summer of 2015, we would like to take 50-60 counselors to camp. The counselor selection process is really important in order for camp to run smoothly. Prospective counselors are expected to attend meetings as well as make an effort to take part in events and fundraisers. All counselors are carefully screened by the camp coordinators and receive extensive training. The counselor selection process will take place late fall quarter.

If you are interested in becoming a member or a potential counselor, please contact Volunteer Coordinators at ucsd.volunteer@campkesem.org for more information.


Advisors are a vital part of the Camp Kesem UCSD organization. These advisors provide their time, knowledge, and skills to help the organizers of Camp Kesem, giving advice in the various endeavors of the group from grant-writing advice to publicity and community connections.

If you are interested in becoming an advisor please contact us at ucsd.advisoryboard@campkesem.org for more information.