Camp Kesem at George Mason University

Camp Kesem at George Mason University

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Camp Kesem at George Mason University
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Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
8/2/2020 - 8/7/2020

1586 Stampers Bay Rd Box 435, Hartfield, VA 23071

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, March 28th, 2020

Spring Mill Manor
171 Jacksonville Rd, Ivyland, PA 18974

Tickets Available

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Penn State
240 South Pugh Street, State College, PA

Tickets Available

Meet the Team

Brooke 'Cookie' Lewitas: My favorite Kesem memory happened this summer at camp. One of our counselors told a camper, Bullseye, that he could say hi to any counselor on the walkie. Hearing his little voice saying "BULLSEYE TO COOKIE!" was soooo adorable!!

Peter 'Smilez' Cardenas: I look forward to get to know my Kesem and start my journey with my fun and amazing team.

Rachel 'Apollo' Carroll: I'm looking forward to creating lasting and wholesome relationships with the families I meet and the people I work with.

Samuel 'Bear' McKee: Looking forward to cranking out a thousand pushups with bullseye

Anna 'Scooter' Siegle: I am looking forward to meeting our goals so our Kesem campers can have the best time at camp!

Riley 'Yankee' Conklin: This will be my first year with Camp Kesem and the thing I'm most looking forward to is camp itself! I can't wait to see what we create and the amazing memories and friendships I know will come from it!

Xiomara 'Bliss' Chevalier: I am looking forward to having the opportunity to talk to more people about Kesem and getting the chance to help grow our chapter this year.

Emily 'Blades' Gary: I'm so excited to meet all the campers at George Mason's chapter!

Clare 'Canter' Yordy: I am so incredibly excited to work with all of our new and returning families this year! My favorite Kesem memory is messy games this past year. Everyone was so happy and my campers loved dumping a huge bucket of water over my head.

Dana 'Icee' Kahle: I can't wait to see our LIT program continue to grow and blossom just like our wonderful campers!

Robert 'Bob the Builder' Sykes Jr: In my third year involved with Kesem, I’m looking forward to building/maintaining good relationships with coordinators/counselors and working together throughout the year to create another magical camp experience all around.

Khalil 'Cedar' Raychouni: I am looking forward to building and establishing a community between everyone involved in Camp Kesem, from GBM to Advisory Board

Brianna 'Moomoo' Calkins: My favorite Kesem memory, by far, is seeing how the campers became more silly, fun-loving, happy, and close with each other by the end of the week.

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 George Mason University

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

Camp Kesem at George Mason University

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

Camp Kesem at George Mason 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 George Mason 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

Zach Snelling, Regional Program Director –
Zach Snelling, Regional Program Director –

Zach joined the Camp Kesem National staff in 2017 as a Regional Program Director. Before doing so, he served as Co-Director at the University of Richmond, where he graduated in 2017 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Zach now resides in Washington, D.C.

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.