Camp Kesem at DePaul University

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Summer 2020 Details TBA

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

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Spring Friends + Family Day

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Make the Magic

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Meet the Team

Kayleigh “Aurora” Greenwood is currently a senior studying Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health and a minor in Biological Science. She is from Columbia, Missouri (go tigers), and she currently serves as Co-Director! When she’s not doing Camp Kesem, Aurora loves traveling, spending time with friends, and is a huge movie and TV fan. Her favorite memory of camp last year was the Empowerment Ceremony, and she is so excited to get back to camp this year and sing Princess Pat every day!

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Fei “Rizzo” Ewald is currently in her second year studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago! She is from Los Angeles and attended Camp Kesem UCLA as a camper and CIT for 7 years, and was finally able to join CK DePaul as a counselor last year and this year as a director. Her favorite camp activity is arts and crafts (naturally) and she’s incredibly excited to go back to camp yet again!

Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul University

Isi “Fig” Matasavage is a senior at DePaul University studying Communication and Media with minors in American Studies, Animation, and Media and Cinema. Her camp name comes from the main character of the animated show preschool show “Tumble Leaf” which she worked on prior to volunteering with Kesem. This is her first year on the coordinator board and second year with Camp Kesem DePaul. She looks forward to what Camp Kesem DePaul will accomplish this year and hopes to not get too many pies in the face at camp!

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Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul University

Alma “Storm” Aguila is a 1st year MTM coordinator and she is so excited to be going back to Camp this summer! She is a senior from Kapolei, HI studying public health. Storm loves playing Gaga and singing The Button Factory Song. Storm’s favorite thing about Camp is messy games! She is so excited to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones as well!

Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul University

Kat “Hopkins” Webb is a sophomore studying Biological Sciences with a concentration in Health and Medicine She’s a southern charmer from Houston, Texas. Hopkins is an Operations Coordinator. This is her first year being involved with Camp Kesem and she’s super excited to meet all the campers! She hopes to bring intimate bonds and thriller memories to camp this year.

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Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul University
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Camp Kesem at DePaul University
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Camp Kesem at DePaul University
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Camp Kesem at DePaul University
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Camp Kesem at DePaul University
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Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul University

Chris “Bose” Comstock is junior here at DePaul University studying sound engineering! He is originally from Long Beach, California and got involved with Camp Kesem last year as counselor. He is back this year as Treasurer and is excited for the year ahead.

Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul University

McKay “Frazier” Murphy is a Junior at DePaul studying Political Science with a minor in Religious Studies. He has been apart of Kesem since DePaul’s first Camp excursion and was a Program Counselor for Drama/Sports. This year, he is the Volunteer coordinator on top of working as an Aldermanic Aide for Ald. Michele Smith of the 43rd Ward. He loves Frasier (the show and himself) and The West Wing. His favorite camp memory is creating skits with all the kids on the rain days!

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Hannah “Kicker” Manion is a senior studying English at DePaul University. This is her third year with Camp Kesem DePaul and her second year as volunteer. She loves the magic Kesem brings and is so excited to see what we accomplish this year!

Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul University
Camp Kesem at DePaul 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.

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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

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@@kesem.org

Hannah Montoya, Regional Program Directorhannah.montoya@@kesem.org

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.

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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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