Children's Harbor at Lake Martin
1 Our Children's Hwy
Alexander City, AL 35010
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Claire 'Crocs' Rose: I am SO excited to host our first ever camp this year!! I can't wait to meet all of our campers and their families and to spread the Kesem magic around!
Madison 'Klutz' Newton: My favorite Kesem memory is playing a role in bringing a chapter to Auburn and seeing camp for the first time this past summer, where I met so many great people. I am so excited to plan Auburn's first camp and start new traditions.
Jordan 'Shine ' Antonio : I want to provide a loving and supportive tight-knit community for the people that will attend Kesem this summer. I am also looking forward to making life long friendships with the people in my college community. I am sure camp will be great!
Sara Beth 'Muffin' Wendling : I am so excited to see the relationships and memories that will be made at this years camp. I am so thankful to be a part of Auburn University's first year of camp and to be a part of the team making camp happen!
Abbie 'Hurricane' Roy: I am looking forward to creating long-lasting friendships and memories with all my coordinators and growing as a chapter since it is our first year.
Ivan 'Ruskie' Glotov: I am very excited to have our first year go smoothly and make so many lasting and positive memories with the kids :)
Savanah 'Peach' Morgan: The best memory I have from Camp Kesem are the great people I've met and friends I have been able to make while at camp! I can't wait to make more amazing memories with awesome people!
Brandon 'Arrow' Ard: The thing I'm looking forward to the most this year is getting to interact with all the campers and help make the week special for everyone involved.
Day 'Peanut' Story: I am excited about getting to go to camp. I never got the opportunity to go to camp as a child. I'm excited to meet the new students and to help them have the best camp ever!
Cherith 'Cheddar' Phillips: Camp Kesem is a great opportunity for kids to grow in a welcoming and understanding environment. Bringing the Camp Kesem magic to Auburn University is a huge excitement!
Natalie '' King: I can't wait to meet all our cool campers and staff!! I'm ready to start making those fun, joy filled camp memories!
Michelle 'Waffles' Waples: Hearing about Kesem last year, I was so hoping that Auburn would get its own chapter. When we thankfully did, I immediately wanted to get involved. I am excited to positively impact children's lives while experiencing Kesem magic along with them.
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.
Shane joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in 2019. Shane first became involved with Camp Kesem as an inaugural member of the University of Kansas's chapter in 2016. During his time at the University of Kansas, Shane served as a counselor, Outreach Coordinator, Co-Director, and Advisory Board Member. Shane graduated from the University of Kansas in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies. Upon graduating from the University of Kansas, he has worked for the International Relations Council as the Membership Consultant and Assistant. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Shane now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.