Camp Kesem at Bellarmine University

Camp Kesem at Bellarmine University

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Camp Kesem at Bellarmine University
Camp Kesem at Bellarmine University

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
7/27/2020 - 8/1/2020

Waycross Camp and Conference Center

7363 Bear Creek Rd

Morgantown, IN 46160

Week 2 Session
Week 3 Session

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

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Spring Friends + Family Day

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Make the Magic

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Meet the Team

Maggie 'Hedwig' Cherveny: I am looking forward to seeing the growth of this new Kesem chapter at Bellarmine. I know that we will be able to help a lot of kids get a piece of their childhood back and I can't wait to help make that happen!

Kenzi 'Tonks' Gooley: My favorite Kesem memory was visiting at UC's Camp and seeing one of their 6 year old campers get up and lead a camp song he made up. "Do you like waffles? Yeah I like waffles. Yum yum yum yum yum yum yum."

Ellie 'Gingie' Vandergriff: I am looking forward to making a positive impact on children's lives.

Jordhan '' Kieres: I am so excited to be apart of an amazing organization, that makes such a difference within so many communities. I can not wait to help make people aware of Camp Kesem through being an AMP Coordinator. As well as putting a smile and making a kids day

Kortney 'Hoops' Ruhe: I am looking forward to meeting all of the campers and making new relationships with the counselors and campers!!

Rosie 'Kirby' Taylor : I am looking forward to joining the team and making a lasting difference for kids affected indirectly by cancer. I, too, suffered with a parent diagnosed by cancer. I'm excited to make a difference, big or small, in these kid's lives.

Erika 'Yogi' Joldrichsen: I'm looking forward to making a difference in a child's life. I can't wait to help my school start our chapter and make a good camp.

McKenzie 'Twinkle Toes' Ricklefs: I am looking forward to being apart of the magic of Camp Kesem and kicking off our new chapter at Bellarmine University!

Andrew '' Goetz: I am looking forward to involving myself in a new community of outreach and support for kids and families facing difficult situations in their lives.

Natalie '' Teo: I'm looking forward to starting this new chapter and being able to experience the effects it has on people's lives. I'm really excited to build something from the bottom up and see how we can create an awesome community of people.

Camryn 'Epi' Pictor : I'm looking forward to making lifelong memories with the kids

Lauren '' Mackey: I am excited to begin my first year as a Camp Kesem team member. I am looking forward to building new relationships and making new memories with both my fellow team members and the Camp Kesem campers. I want to experience the Camp Kesem Magic!!

Serah 'Bolt' Mathew: I am really looking forward to meeting and getting to know new people and making camp a great experience for the campers! It is going to be a great summer and I cannot wait to be a part of it!

Alex 'Sully' Harber: This is my university's first year being involved with Camp Kesem, so I am just so excited to be a part of the beginning of the process and see the final result when everything is ready for camp!

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:

Camp Kesem at Bellarmine University

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

Camp Kesem at Bellarmine University

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

Camp Kesem at Bellarmine 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 Bellarmine 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

Eliza Doll, Regional Program Director – eliza.doll@kesem.org
Eliza Doll, Regional Program Director – eliza.doll@kesem.org

Eliza joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in November 2018. She first joined Camp Kesem while attending Michigan State University, where she served as an Alumni, Marketing, and PR Coordinator for one year and an Outreach Coordinator for two years. As an alum, she's also served as a Camp Advisor for five Kesem chapters. Eliza has previously worked and volunteered in disability respite care, refugee services, and parent education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from Michigan State in May 2017 and plans to obtain her Master of Social Work with a focus in Mental Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eliza is originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, and plans to relocate to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

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.

Camp Kesem

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.