Camp Kesem at DePaul University

Camp Kesem at DePaul University

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Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
6/28/2020 - 7/3/2020

W3985 Trails End Rd, Fredonia, WI 53021

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 4th 2020

Corteylou Commons, 2324 North Fremont Street, Chicago, IL

Tickets Available

Meet the Team

Michael 'Snow' McNulty: My favorite camp memory is being knocked into the dunk tank by the teen boys my freshman year!

Davis 'Remy' Caron-Vera: I am looking forward to showing the new counselors and campers kesem magic . Last year was my first year as a counselor and I left feeling the best I have ever felt . I can't wait to watch other people feel the magic.

Alma 'Storm' Aguila: During cabin chat one night, a camper named me as her hero because I brought her to Kesem. This always stuck with me and continues to be the moment that drives me always.

Patricia 'Rogi' Walczuk: I am looking forward to meeting all the kiddos and organizing an amazing camp they'll remember forever!

Natalia '' Narajczyk: I am excited to make an impact on children's lives! Camp Kesem will leave an impact on everyone's summer, and overall lives! I cannot wait to continue to organize Kesem 2020!!

Kat 'Hopkins' Webb: My favorite Kesem memory was seeing all of the Kids loosen up and just be their amazing, goofy, selves as we thre them a Karoke Dance Party at a "self designed" club. Seeing some of that necessary attention to detail come alive was really incredible.

McKenna 'Kranberry' Cranford: I am excited to learn and see how Kesem supports their local community, and to finally see how they run their camp! I am looking forward to meeting the campers and creating an amazing summer full of memories!

Cameron 'Lou' Wyant: My favorite Kesem memory was playing categories in the pool with the campers! It was tons of fun and everyone was laughing and cheering each other on.

Meghan 'Waffles' Kegermann: Making friendship bracelets with the campers. It was so amazing for campers in other units to ask for help and to get to know them more.

Alexandra 'Slopes' Szul: This year I am looking forward to recruiting new campers and forming new friendships as well as seeing past campers who made my week so amazing last year!

Anders 'Dr. Douglas Breeze' Caster: I'm looking forward to making this summer the best one yet!

Jacob 'Rico' Dzwonar: I can't wait to spend another week next summer with amazing campers and staff. I'm looking forward to providing the best Kesem experience for as many campers as possible as we continue to grow our young DePaul chapter.

Sophie "Rex" Lloyd: I am looking forward to positively impacting children’s lives and playing a part in giving them a safe and fun space to freely express themselves and enjoy time with people who they can relate to. :)

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 DePaul University

Our Advisory Board who provides ongoing guidance to our chapter’s leadership team.

Camp Kesem at DePaul University

Our corporate and foundation donors who provide critical resources to help fund the services we deliver locally.

Camp Kesem at DePaul 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 DePaul 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

The original funding to launch Camp Kesem at DePaul University was generously provided by BCU.

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, Regional Program

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.

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.