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July 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 11, 2018 @ 11:30 am

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Who can attend? Camp Kesem serves children who
have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent undergoing
cancer treatment , or whose parent is a cancer survivor
– an estimated population of over 5 million children in
the United States.
What age children attend camp? Camp Kesem serves
children ages 6 to 18.
How long are the camps? The camps are typically one
week in length.
How much does camp cost?
Camp Kesem is completely free of
charge to all children who attend.
Who runs the camps? Our camps
are staffed by highly trained college
student leaders. These young men
and women are carefully screened
through a competitive interview
process, and undergo extensive
training prior to camp. In addition,
our student leaders work yearround
to raise funds, conduct
outreach in their communities, and
plan the programming necessary
to make camp a truly unique and
unforgettable experience. Each
camp is also staffed with nursing
and mental health professionals.
Can children return to Camp
Kesem more than once? Yes!
Kesem campers are part of our
family for life. Our campers
love the bonds they form with
friends who return year after
Does Camp Kesem provide therapy? No. Our student
leaders provide a warm and loving environment
where children are free to share their feelings with
one another. Our model focuses on providing a strong
peer-based support network where children can find
strength, hope, compassion and fun.
Where do I find a local camp?
Visit kesem.org/find-a-camp.
How do I apply? Applications open in January of each
year, and are processed on a first-come, first-serve
basis. All applications are submitted online at
of our counselors
undergo extensive
training on how to
create an environment
where children feel
safe, loved, and
100 %
of our counselors
have been impacted
by cancer – making
them empathetic
and relatable
role models.
77 %
Camp Kesem is a program offered by Kesem,
a nationwide nonprofit organization
that supports children impacted
by a parent’s cancer.
84 %
of our campers
return each


July 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am
July 11, 2018 @ 11:30 am
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