Camp Kesem at Colorado State University

Camp Kesem at Colorado State University

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Camp Kesem at Colorado State University
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Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
8/3/2020 - 8/7/2020

JCC Ranch Camp

21441 N Elbert Rd

Elbert, CO 80106

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

Saturday, April 18th 2020

North Ballroom in Lory Student Center

1101 Center Avenue Mall, Fort Collins, CO

Tickets Available

Meet the Team

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.

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 Colorado State University

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.

Camp Kesem at Colorado State 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 Colorado State 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

Dionna Arimes, Regional Program Director –
Dionna Arimes, Regional Program Director –

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.

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.

Warm Welcome

Kesem's care package program that immediately includes all families into our greater community in a personal, supportive manner.

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.

Special Deliveries

Provides all children with personalized greetings–delivered by either traditional or electronic mail.

Online Resources

Provides online access to topical resources–including publications, books, organizations and resources.