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To support children through and beyond their parent's cancer with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community.

To ensure that every child touched by a parent's cancer is never alone.

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates over 70 free summer camps in 34 states for children ages 6 to 16 who have been touched by a parent’s cancer. This camping experience has a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence and strengthens their communication skills. In 2015, Camp Kesem served over 5,000 children coast-to-coast - all funded by generous donations from individuals and corporate support.

Our History

Camp Kesem at [SCHOOL NAME] was founded in [YEAR] and supports children in the [AREA] community by providing a week-long [OR TWO WEEK-LONG IF APPLICABLE] summer camp experience and year-long peer support. Camp Kesem at [SCHOOL NAME] is operated by [APPROX #] student volunteers and serves [APPROX #] campers ages 6-16 per year.

OPTIONAL ONE PARAGRAPH - Example: In the spring of 2013, a group of Stony Brook University student leaders applied for a $10,000 LIVESTRONG grant and a bid for a Camp Kesem charter with the support of former Dean of Students Dr. Jerrold Stein. Stony Brook was selected through a national online voting competition as the most voted for school in the northeast region. Stony Brook’s first year was very successful with 52 campers and raising over $50,000!

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