Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Summer 2020 Details TBA

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

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Spring Friends + Family

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Make the Magic

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Meet the Team

Madelyn 'Float' Shrum: I am looking forward to singing camp songs and making s'mores!

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Shauri 'Binks' Thomas: Campfire song circle!

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

Sophia 'Rapunzel' Knasiak: Earning all my wonderful friendship bracelets from my campers!

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

Collin 'Condor' McGuire: I'm most looking forward to Color Wars at camp this year, as last year was my first year and I don't feel that I had nearly enough spirit. This year I hope to be decked out head to toe in my color team color and set a good example of team spirit.

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

Kaitlin 'Willow' Mulvaney: My favorite Kesem memory was seeing my campers grow stronger bonds with each other from my first year to my second year.

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

Rachel 'Violet' Mort: My favorite Kesem was when my campers completed were completing their pre empowerment activities. They were able to display their unique visions of the world and they showed a true love for their family, friends, and world around them.

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

Alex 'Chef' Schatzki-Lumpkin: My favorite Kesem memory was the first time I ever attended empowerment. It was an experience that changed my view of cancer because I but I learned what the Kesem family is and showed me just how important an organization like Kesem is

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

Brittani 'Smalls' Rusnak: My favorite Kesem memory is when one of our campers decided to tell jokes for our talent show. He had us all cracking up at his jokes. Only the funny part was that he was laughing more than we were!

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

Karina 'Mango' Logan-Robledo: Truthfully, Kesem has been one of the greatest experiences of my life, because of the everlasting bonds that are made at camp. With that being said, I am looking forward to recruiting new campers so they can experience all the magic within Kesem!

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
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Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

Kacey 'Wendy' Cavanagh: The day before I had my first overnight counselor training I received news that made it feel like the world was against me. But it was at that training I realized I was making connection and memories that would support me for a lifetime :)

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

Nafis 'Cudi' Eghrari: My favorite memory is from the last day of camp last summer. After everyone heard the bad news that camp was ending one day early for health/safety reasons, we were all upset. Everyone got together on the field one last time, and we all sang songs.

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

Jacqueline 'Jay' Urrea: My favorite Kesem memory is the last night of camp, on any given summer, when we're all gathered around the campfire and singing "Linger". The love and energy and peace that just blankets the whole camp is unlike anything else I've ever felt.

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University
Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

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:

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

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

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

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

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

Camp Kesem at Arizona State University

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

Community Partners

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Kling Family Foundation

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.

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Meet This Chapter's Program Director

Kirsten Olivarez, Regional Program Director – kirsten.olivarez@kesem.org
Kirsten Olivarez, Regional Program Director – kirsten.olivarez@kesem.org

Kirsten first got involved with Camp Kesem during her undergraduate career at Northern Arizona University as a Marketing/PR Coordinator for two years. After she graduated, she went to Arizona State University for her Masters in Social Work and worked within the behavioral health/criminal justice system. Her passion to work with families impacted by cancer never faded and she was thrilled to return to the Camp Kesem team as a Regional Program Director in 2018.

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.

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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.

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Warm Welcome

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

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Friends + Family Day

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

Kesem Connections

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

Kesem By Your Side

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

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Special Deliveries

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

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Online Resources

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

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