1915 Camp Florida Rd, Brandon, FL 33510
Fall Friends + Family Day
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Spring Friends + Family Day
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Saturday, March 21st 2020
Bonita Bay Club, 26660 Country Club Drive, Bonita Springs, FL
Jacob 'Throttle' Goldman: My favorite Kesem memory was the entire week of camp! Watching the campers come out of their shell and become these loud energetic kids truly made my heart smile. I can't wait to see that again this year!
Arizona 'Texas' Birzgalis: I think my favorite memory was at the end of camp when I saw such a drastic change in all the kids who had walked in here shy the first day. Then, when camp was done, I looked in the mirror in the bathroom and realized camp changed my life as well.
Elise 'chipmunk' Brauch : I am looking forward to making a difference in the camper's lives!
Jaime 'Milly' Simpson: I am looking forward to meeting so many new people who are all making an impact in their communities.
Bryanna 'Veggie' Butler: The camper talent show!
Jillian 'Coco' Butler: My favorite Kesem memory is cabin chats! I loved hearing the kids open up more as the week went on.
Haley 'Lemonade' Plantz: Meeting all the campers and hearing their stories
Kylie 'Strawberry ' Martin : What I am looking forward to meeting all the campers and getting involved with all the other counselors.
Kelsey 'Dallas' Brewer: My favorite camp Kesem memory is when color wars began. All the kids where so excited to messy and throw paint on all the counselors. Seeing the small on there faces was priceless.
Hope 'Hope Hanson' Hanson: I am looking forward to working with the amazing campers and bringing them a week of happiness.
Ashley 'Avo' Campbell: My favorite Kesem memory would have to be the daily cabin chats. They were a time to get together and hear what everyone had on their mind and become even closer.
Shelby 'Nugget' Hugo: My favorite Kesem memory is writing on paper plates after empowerment. Everyone felt so loved by one another. I think empowerment is the best time to open up. In this moment, you could feel the creation of our Kesem family.
Nathan 'N8rT8r' Eyal: Havnt been to camp yet
Tyler 'Jaws' Keegan: Make the Magic
Elise 'Bug' Marsalisi: Being able to have meaningful conversations in cabin chat where I was able to bond with more campers.
Jasmine 'Bean' Lollino: This is my first year being apart of Kesem, and I am so excited to impact other's lives while they also impact mine. My hope is to be the person I needed when I was younger.
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.
Jean-Luc joined the Camp Kesem National team in 2017 as a Regional Program Director. He first got involved with Camp Kesem in 2014 as a counselor with the Camp Kesem at North Carolina chapter and returned as a counselor again for his senior year. After graduating, he worked for Camp Corral, a camping nonprofit that provides military children with a free camping experience. There he was able to learn the ropes of the camping world and develop his passion for camp even more. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2015 with a Bachelor of the Arts in Biology. He is from Raleigh, North Carolina and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.