Welcome to Camp Kesem University of Washington

Bringing Magic to Families Coping with Cancer

We will be hosting our third annual Camp Kesem at Camp Koinonia in Cle Elum, WA from August 17th-22nd. Transportation will be available from the Seattle area.

Founded and run by University of Washington students, Camp Kesem is a one-week, student-run overnight summer camp for children ages 6-16 who have or had a parent with cancer. The camp is provided free of charge to all of its campers. Camp Kesem is a secular camp and is open to children of all races, religions, national origins, and financial statuses. It is an opportunity for campers to build self-esteem and gain support from peers facing similar challenges. But most of all, the kids who come to Camp Kesem University of Washington are there to have fun – and that’s what the week is all about!

Please have a look around the website to learn more about the organization and what our camp is all about! You can also visit and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CampKesemUW!