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Meg 'Blue' Wilson: I am most looking forward to seeing this whole process from start to finish!
Claire 'Pickles' Larsen: This is our first year as a chapter and I could not be more excited to be in the director role. I am looking forward to seeing our camp unfold and to be able to hold our first camp of many to come!
Kristina 'Panini' Diez: I am looking forward to working with other students to plan an amazing summer for all the campers and staff. I cannot wait to see all of our planning and work come together, and to enjoy the week of camp with all of the campers!
Halle 'Bambi' Tirsch: Summer camp has always been such an important part of my life growing up. Camp Kesem is such a special organization that goes above and beyond any other summer camp, and I can't wait to be a part of it.
Emily 'Pepper' Nicholson: I'm looking forward to spreading the opportunity to participate in Kesem to the community surrounding Denison! I can't wait to see the impact that camp will have on the campers and Kesem staff!
Becca 'Lil' Skip' Skolnick: I am looking forward to being able to contribute to and experience the love and joy that bonds the greater Camp Kesem community.
Corey 'Bubbles' Alban: I am looking forward to seeing kids enjoy camp and seeing all our hard work come to life!
Greta 'Rooster' Leissa: This is the beginning of Denison's Camp Kesem Chapter. It is so exciting thinking about all the good we can do now and to come in the years in the future. We are all so excited to see all of our hard work pay off when we get to camp!!
Sydney 'Kid' Nyquist: I am looking forward to meeting all of the new campers and their families! I think that it will be a great year and I am very excited to get to know everyone.
Madeleine 'Flying Fish' Murphy: I am looking forward to camp this year because it will be my first camp as a counselor/volunteer. I was a kesem camper and I am so excited to be able to give more kids kesem. Also messy games!!!
Payton 'Sunny' Weltge: I am looking forward to getting to know my fellow coordinators and make the Denison Chapter of Camp Kesem an amazing one!
Clotilde 'Clover' Cirilano: I am looking forward to working with our coordinator team to make Denison's first Camp Kesem a success!
Emily 'Kiwi' Muckle : I am really looking forward helping establish our chapter as it is our first year! I am also so excited to see people become involved in our chapter and of course meeting the kiddos at camp the summer!
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.
Abi joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in 2016. Her first experience of Kesem was in 2005 as a camper at Camp Kesem at Indiana University. After losing her father to cancer in 2010, Abi was inspired to give back by becoming a Camp Kesem counselor in college. In the years following, Abi went to Indiana University and was able to be a Coordinator for three years and served as Co-Director her senior year. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors of Arts in Telecommunications. Originally from San Diego, California, Abi now resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.