Our Team

Coordinator Board:

Jennifer “Java” Holmgrain
Position:  Director
Birthday:  February 17th
Course of Study:  Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness
Hobbies:  Television, reading, and playing with animals
A quote that you go by:  ”Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”  - Albus Dumbledore
Why do you love Camp Kesem?  I love Camp Kesem because I’ve seen what an amazing difference it can make.  It can turn a child’s life around in just a matter of days.  I’ve seen it happen.  It happened for my sister.  I love how amazing and strong the kids are.  I love that Camp Kesem just lets kids be kids.

Amber “Sundae” Holloway
Position:  Director
Birthday:  May 24th
Course of Study:  Psychology
Hobbies:  Photography, Music
A quote that you go by:  How Great Thou Art
What aspect of camp are you most excited about?  I’m most excited about being able to be there for kids that have been through a lot in their life because of cancer. I’m excited to be able to be a role model for them and to get to have fun with them.

Sarah “Coral” Connor
Position:  Community Outreach Coordinator
Birthday:  January 1st
Course of Study:  Psychology/Pre-Nursing
Hobbies:  Figure skating, synchronized skating, ballet, hiking, snowboarding, and swimming
A quote that you go by:  ”Celebrate we will, because life is short but sweet for certain.”
What aspect of camp are you most excited about?  I cannot wait to start chanting camp songs and cheers! Belting out cheers gets all the campers, as well as myself, super pumped up before and during activities! An added plus – a good singing voice is not required!

Sam “Wallaby” Dixon
Position:  Community Outreach Coordinator
Course of Study:  Undeclared
A quote that you go by:
Why do you love Camp Kesem?

Kristen “Robin” Dennis
Position:  Operations Coordinator
Birthday:  July 30th
Course of Study:  Broadcast Journalism
Hobbies:  Working out, outdoor activities, cooking, and going on random adventures
A quote that you go by: “May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.”
What aspect of camp are you most excited about?  I am excited to see the campers light up with the different activities, and being able to give children a couple days of fun.

Taylor “Tink” Kiskamp
Position:  Volunteer Coordinator
Birthday:  August 20th
Course of Study:  Psychology/Pre-Med
Hobbies:  Playing with my kittens, movies, horseback riding, barrel racing, sewing, playing the piano, and playing the cello
A quote that you go by:  “Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined.”
Why do you love Camp Kesem?  I love Camp Kesem because I think that every kid deserves to be able to act like a kid. Even we adults should be reminded once in a while to act silly and laugh and play. I love that I have been given the opportunity to help some deserving kids smile and laugh again. I love being able to facilitate building a support system to take some of the weight off of their tiny shoulders. And I love meeting these kids who, when we take a minute to listen, are truly inspirational.

Sarah “Sahar” Dodson
Position:  Volunteer Coordinator
Birthday:  August 6th
Course of Study:  Biology/Pre-Nursing
Hobbies:  Finger-painting, singing, playing with my niece and nephew
A quote that you go by:  “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.”  - Abraham Lincoln
Why do you love Camp Kesem?  I love Camp Kesem because I have been affected by a grandparent’s cancer and I know plenty of people who have been affected by a parent’s cancer.  I know how hard it is and I believe Camp Kesem can make a difference.

Nina “Nani” Ong
Position:  Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator
Birthday:  July 18th
Course of Study:  Biology/Pre-Med
Hobbies:  Crocheting and shopping
A quote that you go by:  ”I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
What aspect of camp are you most excited about?  I am excited to be a kid myself and help kids out. I never got to go to camp so this will be a wonderful experience for us all!

Audry “Kitten” Dubon
Position:  Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator
Birthday:  April 11th
Course of Study:  Creative Advertising
Hobbies:  Photography, dance, and painting
A quote that you go by: “Aim above morality.  Be not simply good, be good for something.” -Henry David Thoreau
Why do you love Camp Kesem?  I love Camp Kesem because it follows people through their lifetimes.  It gives kids a chance to be carefree, the way that kids should be.  It also gives college students the chance to become organized leaders.  Finally, it provides opportunities for adults to participate in an organization they know from experience is legitimate and creates a benefit.


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