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Camp Kesem recognizes and embraces the often-overlooked population of children affected by a parent’s cancer.

Camp Kesem empowers college student leaders nationwide to create free, life-changing summer camps for children affected by a parent’s cancer.

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Community Impact Project

Twelve new Camp Kesem sites were announced as beneficiaries of the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project. Click here to find out which schools are joining the Camp Kesem family.

Scoring For Good

Scoring For Good

We’ve partnered with 3 amazing NFL athletes, EJ Manuel of the Buffalo Bills, Aldon Smith of the San Francisco 49ers and Tyler Polumbus of the Washington Redskins to generate greater awareness of and support for Camp Kesem. They have dedicated their seasons to score for good and are helping us send kids to camp. Support them by downloading the Scoring For Good mobile app available in iTunes & Android to follow and match their donations! More information at

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Happy Campers!

“My kids didn’t want to leave. They are excited about next year already.  Thank you to everyone for being an extended family for the week. You are all truly amazing people who could have chosen to do anything in this world but instead chose to touch the lives of families dealing with cancer. You touched our kids and all of us in a memorable way. No doubt about it, there were angels walking around on Friday with Camp Kesem tie dye shirts on!”

– Parent, Camp Kesem OSU


Camper Spotlight

We love our campers and want to share their stories with you! Every month, we like to shine our spotlight on a new camper and share with you their lives outside of camp! This month’s spotlight is on Jaeger, All-Star, Rosie, and Tiger! Read their story here.

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Camp Kesem has some exciting news – thanks to the generous support of our donors and supporters, we are opening 8 new programs in 8 new communities.  These new programs will allow us to serve hundreds of more children and families for years to come. We are particularly grateful to the following donors for providing seed […]

04/04/2014 Camp Kesem Counselor, John Groden, Shares His Story with the Chicago Sun Times

John Groden on how Camp Kesem helped him see his way out of the darkness By JOHN GRODEN April 3, 2014 9:46AM Normally, when someone introduces themselves, they talk about their achievements. To that end, my name is John Groden. I am a history major at the University of Notre Dame. I am an Eagle […]

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550 Relay!

550 Relay June 21st – 25th, 2014 11 runners from all 50 states will participate in the largest marathon relay ever attempted – 5 Days, 50 States, 550 Runners. 150 marathons a day for 4 days in a row. 14,410 miles and a goal of $2.5 million to help those in their battle with cancer. This […]

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04/16/2014 Camp Kesem Michigan Spring Reunion Recap 04/16/14

It was so great seeing everyone who came out for our Spring Reunion and Family Info Session at our home-base in Fenton this past Sunday! The day started out with a rousing game of elbow tag in the Camp Copneconic Lodge (where Ducky got her workout in)! Campers then got to enjoy three of Camp […]

03/11/2014 Veritas Prep Camp Kesem Fundraiser 03/11/14

Are you applying to graduate business programs? Do you want top quality preparation for the GMAT? Would you like to spread magic to families affected by cancer at the same time? If your answer is yes to those three questions, consider participating in the Veritas Prep Camp Kesem Fundraiser. Veritas Prep offers GMAT preparation through […]