JCC Ranch Camp
21441 N Elbert Rd
Elbert, CO 80106
Fall Friends + Family Day
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Spring Friends + Family Day
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Saturday, April 18th 2020
North Ballroom in Lory Student Center
1101 Center Avenue Mall, Fort Collins, CO
Sydney 'Tree' Rempe: My favorite Kesem memory was at the past summer's camp. We had just made s'mores around the campfire and we all gathered together to sing "linger". It felt like home.
Celia 'Nutmeg' Adams: My favorite Kesem memory to-date was our talent show last year when we had some of the very coolest performances by campers AND counselors--a truly hilarious evening.
Bailey 'Slopes' Zagar: I am looking forward to making new connections with others and making a difference in people's lives all while learning, growing, and having fun! :)
Sophia 'Nugz' Austin: I am looking forward to getting to know another Kesem chapter!
Maren 'Ramen' Garcia: I am so excited to be able to provide a week get away for children who went through the same thing I did. I look forward to meeting the campers and the chance to have a lifelong impact on the campers lives.
Emma 'Juniper ' Sears: My favorite Kesem memory is the night of the talent show and so many kids got up and preformed amazing talents that were always unexpected. The room filled with love and support as everyone laughed and cheered one another on!
Luke 'Ziggy' Grattan: My favorite Kesem memory is seeing my campers step up and lead activities with the younger kids.
Brooke 'Goose' Landoch: My favorite memory was when a camper performed an original song at the talent show
Annie 'Magnolia' Irwin: My favorite Kesem memory was the last cabin chat I had last summer. We all circled up, turned off the lights, and lit up our luminaries. Everyone gave compliments and talked about their favorite parts of camp, my heart was filled with warm & fuzzies.
Katherine 'Bear' Brown: Camp Kesem provided me with the most wonderful support system when I was a kid, so I look forward to passing along the Kesem magic to our campers this year.
Annie 'Turtle' McAninch: I am looking forward to meeting all the amazing families and the campers! My favorite things are the mountains, beaches. football, and coffee!
Nicole 'Coaster' McKenna: My favorite Kesem memory is the talent show from this year. One of the best parts of camp is when the campers share their interests and talents with the rest of camp.
Jacob 'Chaco' Vonloh: My favorite Kesem memory is seeing the transformation of kids throughout the week at camp. They might start off tentative or a little scared, but by the end of the week they're sad that they have to leave. That's my favorite part about Kesem.
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.
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.