Camp Kesem at Colorado State University

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

August 4-8, 2019

JCC Ranch Camp

21441 N Elbert Rd

Elbert, CO 80106

Friends + Family Days

Spring Friends + Family Day

February 23, 2019

Please contact us for more details!

Make the Magic

May 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm

North Ballroom

Lory Student Center

1101 Center Avenue Mall

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Tickets available now

Meet the Team

Celia “Nutmeg” Adams: I am a Journalism and Media Communications Major with a Ethnic Studies Minor. My true love is chilly weather and hot tea. Oh and cookies. My favorite camp song is “What do you got?”

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Katherine “Bear” Brown: I am an Accounting & Financial Planning major. I like to ride my bicycle, read books, and watercolor painting. I wore a Karl the caterpillar (Kesem’s mascot) costume to my classes for a whole day last fall as a recruitment activity.

Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University

Randi Deiter: Hi, my name is Randi Deiter and I am majoring in Journalism and Media Studies at Colorado State University. I am from Boulder, Colorado and I LOVE breakfast food.

Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University

Kaylie “Teacup” Stenhouse: I’m a double major in French and Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts. I love hiking, making art, and traveling. My favorite season is fall– I love sweaters, and soup, and tea. My favorite holiday is halloWEEK and I wants to be a champion pumpkin carver when I grows up…or a teacher.

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Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University

Britney “Willow” Riley: I am a freshman at Colorado State University and I am majoring in Psychology with an adolescent addictions concentration. I love being outside, painting, reading horror books and playing my ukulele!

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Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
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Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University

Meghan “Sunshine” Cobb: My name is Meghan! I am a Human Development and Family Studies major with a concentration in Pre-Health. I am from a small mountain town in Colorado called Glenwood Springs. I love the mountains, but I also love the beach.

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Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
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Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University

Nicole “Coaster” McKenna: I am a junior studying Spanish. An interesting fact about me is that I am currently raising a two year old succulent.

Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University

Sydney “Tree” Rempe: Hello! I’m from St. Louis, and I’m currently Junior and Biomedical Science major at CSU. I like to go hiking, drink coffee, rollerblade, and sing loudly in my car. Also, a fun fact about me is that I got 3rd place in the geography bee in 4th grade because I thought the great barrier reef was in Mexico.

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Jacob “Chaco” Vonloh: Hi, I’m a junior at Colorado State University, studying Business. Originally, I’m from Boulder, Colorado. I love the outdoors, mountains, hiking, camping, and skiing. My favorite sports are golf and hockey, although I’ll play pretty much anything! Fun Fact: I love Canada.

Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
Camp Kesem at Colorado State 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.

Camp Kesem at Colorado State University

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

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

Dionna Arimes, Regional Program Director – dionna.arimes@kesem.org
Dionna Arimes, Regional Program Director – dionna.arimes@kesem.org

Dionna joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in 2018. She first got involved with Camp Kesem in 2014 as a counselor and continued on to become a member of the coordinator team as a Development Coordinator and two-year Co-Director. She also served as a member of the 2017-2018 National Student Panel and 2018 Spring Events Intern. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 with a B.S.A. in Neuroscience and a certificate in Business Foundations. Originally from Howard County, Maryland, Dionna now resides in Denver, Colorado.

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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