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Kesem Trail Mix

TIGGER’S ULTIMATE KESEM TRAIL MIX *WARNING: This recipe contains nuts. Almonds: Among the world’s healthiest foods, CKUW is one of the “healthiest” parts of summer. It’s always sure to bring out the laughter, togetherness and fun of an incredible group of campers and staff. Chocolate chips: From the first year of teen camp to the […]

Seniors 2014: This is good night and not goodbye…

  To our graduating executive board members, Congratulations, you did it! You graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison today, and we are excited for all of you. We will greatly miss you as we look ahead to planning camp next year, but we are so happy that you will be at camp this summer. Be […]

Senior Spotlight: Tigger

Hi friends! I’m Kim or Tigger or Tigs! I got my camp name because I could not think of a name for the longest time, so fellow counselor Tree came up with “Tigger” because I have so much energy. I am graduating in one week (this is crazy!) with a major in journalism (strategic communication […]

Senior Spotlight: Bubbles

Hey Camp Kesem! I’m Jessica, or Bubbles, and I’m from Grafton, Wis. I am majoring in early childhood education, and I will graduate in a couple of weeks! I hope to teach in a classroom with students who are somewhere between 4K and third grade. I heard about Camp Kesem my freshman year at the […]

Senior Spotlight: Daisy

Hi! I’m Jess, but I go by Daisy at camp because I worked at a flower shop in high school and daisies are my favorite flowers. I’m graduating in just a few weeks with a degree in communication sciences and disorders as well as a degree in human development and family studies. I will then […]

Senior Spotlight: Ribbon

Hey Kesem! I’m Kelly, or Ribbon, and I’m from Gurnee, Ill. I will graduate next month with a degree in communication sciences and disorders and then continue on to get my masters in speech language pathology at the University of Iowa. I joined Camp Kesem UW-Madison my freshman year after hearing about it from an […]

Senior Spotlight: Pixie

Hi! I go by Pixie at camp, but my real name is Monica, and I’m from Hartford, Wis. I am graduating next month with a degree in biology and plans to start an Accelerated Nursing Program in January 2015. I first got involved with Camp Kesem during my sophomore year of school because CKUW’s founder, […]

Senior Spotlight: Tree

Hey Kesem family! I’m Kelly, but the people who know me best call me Tree, a hand-me-down nickname I received from my older brothers. I graduated with a degree in Kinesiology- Exercise Movement & Science in December 2013, and I now work a project position on campus and at Hubbard Avenue Diner. This fall, I […]

Getting to Know Lola

Hello everyone! I’m Lola, Camp Kesem UW-Madison’s National Program Director; I work with 11 schools in the Midwest, ranging from Wisconsin down to Missouri and out to Michigan. I got involved with Camp Kesem as a freshman at Michigan State University; after the first meeting, I was completely hooked and shortly after became fundraising coordinator. […]

Checking in with Lily

Hi! My name is Lily, and this is my second year in Camp Kesem. My favorite memory from camp is the empowerment ceremony. The empowerment ceremony is the one time at camp when the campers and staff are encouraged to share why they come to Camp Kesem. Everyone at camp sits in a circle and […]