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Welcome to Camp Kesem University of Washington

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Bringing Magic to Families Coping with Cancer

Camp 2015 will be held from August 16 – August 21 at Camp Koinonia in Cle Elum, WA!

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!

Our Purpose: Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children through and beyond a parent’s cancer.

Our Mission: Camp Kesem supports the often-overlooked population of children affected by a parent’s cancer through a national network of summer camps run by passionate college student leaders.

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! Also be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@campkesemuw) for even more event information!