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Important Dates

Please use the "Contact Us" button above for questions on dates, times, or event details.

Camp Sessions

Week 1: June 10-15, 2018

Camp Sandy Cove

415 Reflection Lane

High View, WV 26808


Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

December 3, 2017


1575 Cornell Street

Keyser, WV 26726

Spring Friends + Family Day

April 7, 2018


22 Rousch Drive

Westover, WV 26501

Make the Magic

March 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

Erikson Alumni Center

1 Alumni Drive

Morgantown, WV 26504

Tickets available here

Meet the Team









Our Supporters

In addition to the year-round support, services, and training we receive from Kesem National,
we are grateful to those who provide support to our local Camp Kesem chapter including:

Our Advisory Board who provides ongoing guidance to our chapter’s leadership team.

Our corporate and foundation donors who provide critical resources to help fund the services we deliver locally.

The many retail and service providers who offer in-kind support for our summer camp as well as many or our year-round services.

Countless individuals – including our families and friends who honor our commitment to Camp Kesem with their financial support and unwavering encouragement.

The original funding to launch Camp Kesem at West Virginia University was generously provided by Highmark, Battles Foundation, State of West Virginia, Scare to Care, Tim Shaw and Vernon Shaw.

Nationwide Community

How Kesem National Supports This Chapter

Kesem’s national staff of over 30 professionals is involved in all aspects of establishing and supporting each of our 100+ chapters nationwide as well as the training and oversight of all college student leaders. Our leadership program has been developed over the last 17 years and, while both rigorous and demanding, is focused on providing the highest level of support, service and safety for the children who participate in our programs.

The Kesem Program Director for this chapter (see below) is involved in all aspects of camp and our additional services. While your local student leaders are your primary contact for questions, you are also welcome and encouraged to contact their Program Director with other specific questions.

Meet This Chapter's Program Director

Meiko McDaniel, Regional Program Director – meiko.mcdaniel@kesem.org

Meiko joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in 2018. Before joining Kesem, he worked with the Boys & Girls Club in youth development and at North Star Reach in camp programming for children with serious health challenges. Meiko is excited to bring his previous experiences to Camp Kesem! He graduated from Siena Heights University in 2015 where he was a member of the inaugural football team and double majored in Business Administration and Law and Politics.

Through and Beyond Support Services

Kesem Through and Beyond Support

Our free year-round services provide children impacted by a parent's cancer a continuum of touchpoints throughout the year.

Kesem Connections

Provides Kesem families with regular updates including important deadlines and events.

Camp Kesem

Kesem's flagship program operates over 100 free summer camps in 40 states for children ages 6 to 18 who have been impacted by a parent's cancer.

Kesem By Your Side

Provides customized support for children through the many challenges associated with a parent or guardian's cancer journey.

Warm Welcome

Kesem's care package program that immediately includes all families into our greater community in a personal, supportive manner.

Special Deliveries

Provides all children with personalized greetings–delivered by either traditional or electronic mail.

Friends + Family Day

Regular gatherings for existing and interested camper families, alumni, supporters and Kesem student leaders for a day of community building.

Online Resources

Provides online access to topical resources–including publications, books, organizations and resources.