Camp Kesem at Bradley University

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Summer 2020 Details TBA

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

Details TBA

Spring Friends + Family Day

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Make the Magic

2020 Event Details TBA

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Meet the Team

Nathan 'Stitch' Gedvilas: My favorite Kesem memory was messy games at my first camp. The campers covered me in so much stuff that the campsite owner made me wash off in the lake before using the showers because I was so messy.

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Paul 'Papa Bear' Evers: This year, I'm looking forward to bringing campers together to be able to meet each other and make Kesem friendships that will last!

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

Johnna 'Poppy' Armstrong Watson: I am looking forward to making new memories with my Camp Kesem family, working for a good cause, and helping to make this camp a great experience for the kids!

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

Taylor 'Dr. Tea' Gammel: lI'm looking forward to working with all the great coordinators on out board this year because I believe we're going to do a lot of great work! Also, I'm excited to possibly be able to go to camp this year and spend time with the campers!

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Camp Kesem at Bradley University
Camp Kesem at Bradley University

Emily 'Bubbles' Wilson: I'm looking forward to the camp! This will be my first year and I cannot wait to meet all the kids and get to know them!

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

Cameron 'Lambeau' Schumacher: My favorite Kesem memory is watching the campers come out of their shells throughout the week! Having a shy camper go from quiet and reserved on the first day to performing a song at the talent show is the BEST.

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

Nicholas 'Market' Albrecht: As I have not been a part of Kesem prior to this year, I am very much looking forward to making sure the camp is the best it can be and I'm very excited that I can be a part of it this year.

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Camp Kesem at Bradley University

Reece 'RP' Wilmert: I am looking forward to helping provide an amazing time for these children and to provide an amazing time that they will never forget.

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Camp Kesem at Bradley University
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.

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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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