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Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1: May 27 – June 2, 2018

Week 2: July 1-7, 2018

Camp Westminster

2412 Lake Rockaway Road NW

Conyers, GA 30012

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

October 21, 2018

2:30pm-6:00pm

955 Leone Drive

Loganville, GA 30052

Winter Friends + Family Day

December 9, 2017

1:30pm-5:30pm

45 Baxter Street

Athens, GA 30602

Spring Friends + Family Day

March 25, 2018

Time – TBD

Location – TBD

Make the Magic

February 3, 2018 at 7:00pm

The Metropolitan Club

5895 Windward Parkway

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Tickets available here

Meet the Team

 

Erin “T-Rex” Singleton is a senior from Johns Creek, Georgia. She is studying nursing and will be pursuing a career in pediatric care upon graduation. T-Rex has been involved in Camp Kesem since freshman year and has served as a counselor, committee leader, development coordinator, and is currently serving as a director. In her free time, she likes to travel, hike and babysit. Camp Kesem UGA has brought her so many lifelong friendships, and she is so thankful to be a part of this organization.

Rachel “Wild” Priest is a sophomore Journalism major with a double minor in History and French. She is originally from Minnesota but now resides in Suwanee. She is not actually wild–she just loves the Minnesota Wild hockey team–and she is actually pretty calm. Wild loves reading, photography, writing, traveling, dark chocolate and all things camp. This is her first year as an AMP coordinator, and she can’t wait for all this upcoming year brings!

Shona “Crumpet” Wilson is a second-year Public Relations and Sports Management major. In her spare time, she loves to travel, ski, run and cheer on the dawgs!! This is her first year on the executive board, and she cannot wait to be back at camp in just a few short months!

 

Nikki “Salsa” Edwards is serving as a Make the Magic Coordinator at UGA alongside Sprinkles! She is a second-year Health Promotion major from Marietta, Georgia. Her favorite activities from Camp Kesem this past summer were cabin chat with her 8-year-old campers and playing Gaga Ball! When she’s not at camp, she enjoys reading and watching UGA football. She can’t wait to be back at Camp Kesem this summer!

Ana “Ninja” Levie-Sprick is a fourth-year biology and psychology double major at UGA. This is her fourth year with Camp Kesem and her second year on the executive board. While at camp, you’ll probably find her playing Pterodactyl or the participating in the occasional round of Ninja. When she’s not at camp, she enjoys cooking/baking, crocheting and practicing aikido. She can’t wait to reconnect with Camp Kesem UGA’s amazing families and meet all of our new campers this summer.

Slopes is a fourth year student at UGA studying Health Promotion and Business Management. She is from Littleton, Colorado and that is how she got her nickname “Slopes”. As an ops coordinator, she gets to plan the week of camp and all of the activities that everyone enjoys. She loves messy games, empower hour, and especially cabin chat! When not at camp, she enjoys trips with her lacrosse team and exploring restaurants in Athens. She’s looking forward to another amazing week of camp this summer!

 

 

 

Cydney “Squid” White is a senior studying Advertising, Women’s Studies and New Media. In her free time, she loves spending time with her friends and family, trying new restaurants and cheering on the dawgs! This is Squid’s fourth and final year with Camp Kesem UGA, and she can’t wait to watch all of the magic made by new and returning counselors!

 

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.

The original funding to launch Camp Kesem at the University of Georgia was generously provided by the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project.

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

Jean-Luc Rivera, Regional Program Director – jean-luc@kesem.org

Jean-Luc joined the Camp Kesem National team in 2017 as a Regional Program Director. He first got involved with Camp Kesem in 2014 as a counselor with the Camp Kesem at North Carolina chapter and returned as a counselor again for his senior year. After graduating, he worked for Camp Corral, a camping nonprofit that provides military children with a free camping experience. There he was able to learn the ropes of the camping world and develop his passion for camp even more. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2015 with a Bachelor of the Arts in Biology. He is from Raleigh, North Carolina and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.

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Warm Welcome

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

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Special Deliveries

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

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Friends + Family Day

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

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Online Resources

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