Meet the Board

Meet the 2014-2015 Coordinators!

Co-Directors

 

Mojo

My name is Mojo, and along with Peanut I’m one of your Camp Kesem UPenn Co-Directors for this year. As a student at Penn, I study Marketing and Finance in the Wharton School. Last year at camp I was on the Admin team, but the two previous years I was in the green unit as a cabin counselor and unit leader. In my humble opinion, “Sixties Party” is hands down the best camp song around, and my favorite camp activity is tubing. I love Camp Kesem for so many reasons, but mostly because I truly believe that camp really brings out the best in everyone, and it’s just hands down all fun all the time.

Peanut

Hi there! My name is Peanut and I am a senior in the School of Nursing. This is my fourth year working on the CKUP board and this will also be my fourth summer at camp – in past, I have worked both with the red unit campers as one of our admin team! My favorite part of camp this year was the dino egg hunt and singing the Penguin song (of course!). I love Kesem because I get to know all of our AMAZING campers – can’t wait to see all of you again for camp 2015!! peanut

 

 

 

 

 

Operations

 

Roo

Hi! My name is Roo and I am a senior majoring in Nursing. I have been involved with Camp Kesem since my freshman year, and I was lucky enough to be there for our first ever year of Camp Kesem UPenn! I have loved coming back to camp every year since then as a Red Unit counselor. My favorite camp activities are tie dyeing and making s’mores at the campfire. My favorite camp song is the Moose song!! I can’t wait for another year of camp! Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 9.52.35 PM

Grasshopper

Hello! My name is Grasshopper and I am a Sophomore in the Nursing School this year. I was involved with Kesem as a General Body Member and a Camp Counselor last year. I got involved because I knew what Camp Kesem was before I came to Penn and really wanted to be a part of creating a magical week for the campers. I loved laughing and playing with all of our campers so much that I decided to get more involved this year. My favorite camp song is the Hippopotamus song and my favorite camp activity is Messy Olympics. Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 3.11.01 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiwi

kiwi

Hi everyone! My name is Kiwi, and I’m a senior studying Biology. This past summer was my first time as a counselor for the orange unit girls, and I’m so excited to be a part of the exec board as the Teen/CIT Programming coordinator this year so I can plan awesome activities for the orange unit. I got involved with CKUP because I always loved going to camp as a kid, and I was truly amazed by all of the great things Kesem does. My favorite part of camp is definitely getting to meet and hang out with all of our campers! I love camp songs (especially Buffalo), and I am always up for a game of “Giants, Wizards, and Elves.” I can’t wait to start planning our best week of camp yet!

 

 

 

Community Outreach

Timon

Hi everyone! My name is Timon and I am a junior studying Bioengineering. For the last two years, I have been a cabin counselor with the green unit girls (8-10 years old), and I am so excited to be one of the Outreach Coordinators this year! Camp is one of the best weeks out of the year because I get to hang out with such awesome kids! My favorite camp activity is Messy Olympics my favorite song is the Penguin Song. I can’t wait to be back for CKUP 2015! timon

Curls

Hi Everyone, I’m Curls, one of the Outreach Coordinators on Camp Kesem’s Executive Board at Penn. I am a junior in the nursing school and became involved in Camp Kesem during the beginning of my Freshman year as a general body member. I originally became involved in Camp Kesem because community service has always been a passion of mine and the organization had a wonderful cause for me to become involved in with a great mission. Cancer is something that has personally affected my friends and family, therefore, Camp Kesem’s unique mission stood out to me. Then this summer, I took on the role of becoming a Camp Kesem cabin counselor for the green unit girls (girls ages 8 to 10 years old). Camp was such a fun experience and my favorite activities during the week were the messy olympics and the camp fires and s’mores. My favorite camp song is “The Penquin Song” and after camp, I still continued to sing this song at home and on campus. Camp was undoubtably a life changing experience for me and I am very excited to now be a part of the Executive Board and make camp next year a success! Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 2.46.44 PM

 

Development

Snickers

Hey CK Family! I am Snickers, a junior in the School of Nursing. I have been a counselor in the Blue Unit for the past two summers. I joined Kesem freshman year because a lot of the upperclassmen in the Nursing school kept talking about it, but I continue to Kesem because of the awesome and incredible kids that I have met the last two years. They are what make camp so unforgettable. My favorite part about camp is Messy Olympics! I also really like the campfires and s’mores. snickers

Gizmo

Hey everyone! My name is Gizmo, and I’m a Senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Political Science. I got involved in Camp Kesem because a bunch of my friends had joined before me and it sounded like a great time. Last year was my first year, and I was a cabin counselor with the Blue Unit. My favorite parts of camp are definitely Messy Olympics and singing The Moose Song. Outside of Kesem some of my favorite things to do are reading and watching soccer. gizmo

Make the Magic

 

Spud

Hi all, my name is Spud and I am a senior in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. I have been a CK counselor for all three years here at Penn and I am always down to groove to ‘Little Red Wagon’. As a part of the Green unit and the Science & Nature rotation at camp, I have made so many new friends among the campers, counselors, and families. Each year brings more special people together for this magical week and I cannot wait to come back one more time!! This year, Boo and I are preparing the most epic Make the Magic yet. See you there! Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 10.09.40 PM

Boo

Hey guys! My name is Boo, and I’m a sophomore in the School of Nursing. I decided to join Camp Kesem because my friends told me about how much fun they had hanging out with such a fantastic group of campers. This past summer, I had an absolute blast laughing the days away as a Red Unit cabin counselor! My favorite activity at camp is arts and crafts, and my favorite camp song is Get Loose! I am so psyched to see you all at Camp 2015! boo

Volunteer

Giggles

Hi hi! I’m Giggles, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Public Policy, and I have been a counselor for the Blue unit for the past two summers. Camp is absolutely fantastic and so much fun! I chose to get involved with Kesem because I never had the chance to go to summer camp and once I went to my first week I was hooked! At camp I love to go swimming and sing my favorite camp songs, “I Get Loose!” and “The Penguin Song.” giggles1

Bear

My camp name is Bear and this is only my second year with Kesem. I heard about it for the first time last year and getting involved is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’m a sophomore at Penn studying Biochemistry and I was lucky enough to be with the Blue unit last year. My favorite camp activities are basketball and swimming and the reason I think camp is special is because nothing brings kids together the way that Kesem does! Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 10.16.32 PM

Marketing and Public Relations

 

Buttercup

Hello! My name is Buttercup and I am currently a junior in the School of Nursing. I have been involved with Camp Kesem for a year and was fortunate enough to attend camp for the first time this past August. I was a cabin counselor and was with the Green Unit girls (AKA the best unit). My favorite camp song, as well as the anthem of our cabin, is Shake Your Booty. My favorite camp rotation was swimming. I’m already counting down the days to CKUP 2015! (: buttercup

Technical

Ferb

My name is Ferb, and I’m a Senior and a computer science major at Penn. This is my fourth year with CK UPenn and my second year as the IT coordinator. I have been a cabin counselor for the past three years, first in Blue Unit and most recently in Orange Unit. I became involved in Camp Kesem because of my sister Phineas who told me how awesome Kesem is and the great opportunity it provides to have fun with an great group of kids. My favorite part about camp has to be swimming at the pool. I love camp songs especially “There Once Was a Wizard”. When not Kesem-ing I like playing basketball, and playing video games. Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 10.21.44 PM