Camp Kesem at Bradley University

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

2019 Dates: June 9-14, 2019

JCC Rainbow Day Camp

W3985 Trails End Road

Fredonia, WI 53021

Friends + Family Days

Spring Friends + Family Day

March 2, 2019

Please contact us for more details!

Make the Magic

Tickets available now

Meet the Team

Nathan “Stitch” Gedvilas: Hello, my name is Nathan Gedvilas and I am the co-Director of Camp Kesem at Bradley University. I am a Sophomore Management & Leadership/Marketing Double Major. I joined the Camp Kesem team this year because I wanted to give back to those who I can help!

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Thomas “Simba” Shaw: Hello, my name is Thomas Shaw and I am a Sophomore Psychology and Spanish major. I am the Co-Director of Camp Kesem at Bradley University. I joined Camp Kesem because I wanted to help out the cause.

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Camp Kesem at Bradley University

Destiny “Belle” Abercrumbie: Hello, my name is Destiny Abercrumbie and I am a Junior English Creative Writing major and Social Media Marketing minor. I am the co-Alumni, Marketing and PR Coordinator of Camp Kesem at Bradley University. I joined Camp Kesem because I am excited for the opportunity to make a difference for the children.

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Magdalyn “Voltron” Mitchell: Hey, my is Magdalyn Mitchell and I’m a Sophomore K-12 instrumental music education major. I am the co-Alumni, Marketing and PR Coordinator for Camp Kesem at Bradley University. I joined Kesem because I know how rough family medical problems can be for their loved ones and I love the idea of providing that place for kids to escape, have some fun, and be a part of a lifelong family.

Camp Kesem at Bradley University
Camp Kesem at Bradley University

Randall “Figaro” Sperry: Hello, my name is Randall Sperry and I am a Senior Vocal Music Education Major. I am the Development Coordinator for Camp Kesem at Bradley University.

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Camp Kesem at Bradley University
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Camp Kesem at Bradley University
Camp Kesem at Bradley University
Camp Kesem at Bradley University

Mary Kate “Mushu” Devine: Hey everyone, my name is Mary Kate Devine and I am a Sophomore Nursing major. I am the Co-Operations Coordinator of Camp Kesem at Bradley University. I joined Kesem because my mom had cancer when I was in eighth grade and I want to help kids who are going through the same thing that I did.

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Conor “Carl” Saduaskas: Hello, my name is Conor Sadauskas and I am a Sophomore Music Education Major. I am the co-Operation coordinator of Camp Kesem at Bradley University. I joined because Kesem is a great cause and I wanted to help make it happen!

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Camp Kesem at Bradley University

Cameron “Lambeau” Schumacher: Hi friends! My name is Cameron “Lambeau” Schumacher and I am a junior Psychology major. I am so excited to be the Outreach Coordinator for Bradley University’s first ever camp! I Kesem to give kids who had to grow up too fast a chance to be a kid again. I can’t wait to help make camp feel like a “Super Bowl win”.

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Camp Kesem at Bradley University

Kailey “Merlin” Haron: Hello, my name is Kailey Haron and I am a Freshman Biochemistry Major. I am the Teasurer for Camp Kesem at Bradley University. I joined Kesem because I really believed in the cause. While not directly impacted by it, I have had family members who had to go through the pain of losing someone to cancer and to give these kids a place to have fun away from their worries is something that I want to work hard at to make possible.

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Camp Kesem at Bradley University

Kyler “King Julien” Bash: Hello, my name is Kyler Bash. I’m a Junior Mechanical Engineering Major & the co-Volunteer Coordinator for Camp Kesem at Bradley University. I joined Kesem because the incredible cause and hits close to home. I love working with kids, seeing them grow and connecting with them. The idea of a camp family away from home is nothing new to me. I’m very thankful for the different groups that supported me over the years. Kesem is the next step in that adventure and I’m excited to be a part of it.

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Maddie “Totoro” Wick: Hello, my name is Maddie Wick and I am a Sophomore Studio Arts (Drawing) Major. I am the co-Volunteer Coordinator for Camp Kesem at Bradley University. I joined Kesem because I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself at college. As someone who’s had family members go through cancer, it’s humbling to be a part of a community that gives back in such wonderful ways. Kesem provides a family like no other. I wanted to be a part of that magic and give back to such a unique group.

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Camp Kesem at Bradley University
Camp Kesem at Bradley 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.

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

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

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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

The original funding to launch Camp Kesem at Bradley University was generously provided by Chicago Board members and friends.

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

Hannah Montoya, Regional Program Director – hannah.montoya@@kesem.org
Hannah Montoya, Regional Program Director – hannah.montoya@kesem.org

Hannah joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in 2019. Her passion for Kesem began when she joined the founding team at Brown University, where she served as an Alumni, PR, Marketing coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Operations Coordinator, and Chapter Co-Director her senior year. During this time, she also served as a Junior Camp Advisor and Camp Preparation Volunteer. Hannah graduated from Brown University in 2019 with a degree in Public Health. Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, she now resides in Chicago, Illinois.

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.

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