Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders,
that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer.

We serve 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.

Kesem Student Leaders


Camp Kesem runs over 140 weeks of fun, action-packed and 100% free-of-charge camps from coast-to-coast every summer. Serving children ages 6 to 18, our campers experience a warm and loving environment with other children who have similar life experiences. This community provides the foundation for confidence building, improved communication skills, enhanced life outlook and attitude.

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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. Our student leaders – many who have experienced a family member with cancer themselves – work year-round to raise funds, conduct outreach in their communities, and plan the incredible camp experience our campers will remember for life.

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Kesem Campers
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