Fall Friends + Family Day
Spring Friends + Family
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2020 Event Details TBA
Madelyn 'Float' Shrum: I am looking forward to singing camp songs and making s'mores!
Shauri 'Binks' Thomas: Campfire song circle!
Sophia 'Rapunzel' Knasiak: Earning all my wonderful friendship bracelets from my campers!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This chapter's page is still under construction, check back soon!