About Us

Camp Kesem is a national nonprofit organization that provides free summer camp to children ages 6 to 16 with a parent who has or has had cancer. We strive to give kids the opportunity to just be kids, and have a lot of fun. Camp Kesem operates many different chapters at colleges coast to coast. Each camp is funded, planned, and run entirely by student volunteers.

Camp Kesem at the College of William and Mary was founded in 2013. Camp this year will be held at the Jamestown 4-H in Jamestown, VA from August 16-22, 2014.

For email updates on Camp Kesem at the College of William and Mary, please contact us at williammary@campkesem.org.



  • To provide children affected by a parent’s cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp community that recognizes and understands their unique needs.
  • To empower college students to make a difference and build invaluable leadership skills by developing and managing every aspect of their Camp Kesem chapter.


This is our first year as a chapter, and as such, we are already on our way to developing a longstanding tradition in the Southeast Virginia area! This summer, we hope to welcome 30 campers to our beautiful campsite for an experience they will never forget.

We received a grant from the LIVESTRONG foundation in 2013 to help fund our first year.