Camp Kesem at Hamline 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

2020 Event Details TBA

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Meet the Team

Anna “First-Class” Cuebas: Hi my name is First Class! I am one of the Co-Director’s for the Hamline University chapter. Outside of Kesem, I am majoring in Sociology and minoring in Management. Some of my hobbies are traveling, watching netflix, surfing, playing soccer, and watching the Minnesota Wild.

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Sophia “Fly” Walker: Hi my name is Fly! I am one of the Co-Director’s for the Hamline University chapter. Outside of Kesem, I am double majoring in Public Health Science and Psychology with a minor in Nonprofit Management and receiving a Conflict Studies Certificate. I also am working toward getting my Private Pilot’s License! For our first year of camp, I am looking forward to playing fun games and seeing the impact that our chapter will have on our campers lives!

Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University

Crystal “Monarch” Camacho: Hi my name is Monarch! I am a Alumni, Marketing, and Public Relations coordinator. Outside of Kesem, I am a Secondary English- Education co-major and a Nonprofit Business Management minor. I work as a Barista at Starbucks and I also sing in the University Choral, enjoy exploring the Twin Cities, writing poems, and watching the Minnesota Wild. For our first year of camp, I am looking forward to making a difference in kids lives and creating closer bonds with our coordinators.

Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University

Abigail “Gazelle” Van Goethem: Hi my name is Gazelle! I am a Development co-coordinator. Outside of Kesem, I am a Biology major with a Forensic Science Certificate and I am on the Track and Field team at Hamline. I also like to read and watch The Office. For our first year of camp, I am looking forward to being able to relate to and build friendships with kids and have a great week of camp with them!

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Emma Mills: Hi my name is Emma! I am a Development co-coordinator. Outside of Kesem, I am a Psychology major with a Chemistry minor. I like spending time with family and friends, I love dogs, and a good book too. I am super excited to be apart of an organization so focused on bettering the lives of children that have faced hardship. I can’t wait to make connections.

Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University

Adeliah “Brooklyn” Mulli: Hi my name is Brooklyn! I am a Operations coordinator. I’m a Finance major, and am passionate about personal finance and business. Outside of academia, I like to lift weights and go to concerts. I’m so excited to be in a role that will help me grow as an individual, and I’m excited for the growth of our group! I’m grateful to have this opportunity to give back.

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Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University

Reilly “Aqua” Geistfeld: Hi my name is Aqua! I am a Outreach co-coordinator. Outside of Camp Kesem, I am double majoring in Public Health and Psychology. I also play on the Hamline Basketball team and enjoy reading and being with friends. For our first year of camp, I am looking forward to making a difference in kids lives!​

Camp Kesem at Hamline University

Cora “Orca” Stallcup: Hi my name is Orca! I am a Outreach co-coordinator. Outside of Camp Kesem, I am majoring in Neuroscience and play on the Hamline Softball team. For our first year of camp, I am looking forward to building new friendships and impacting lives!

Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
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Camp Kesem at Hamline University
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Camp Kesem at Hamline University

Dominic “Taurus” Hebel-Barreto​: Hi my name is Taurus! I am the Treasurer for Camp Kesem at Hamline University. Outside of Kesem, I am majoring in Marketing and minoring in Digital Media Art. Some of my hobbies are creating digital art, reading books, and spending time with friends.

Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University

Alessia “Sunflower” Guzman: Hi my name is Sunflower! I am a Volunteer co-coordinator. I am double majoring in Psychology and Studio Arts. Outside of Kesem, I like reading and making things. For our first year of camp, I am looking forward to seeing all of the kids and going to camp for the first time!

Camp Kesem at Hamline University

Liz “Lizard” Peterson: Hi my name is Lizard! I am a Volunteer co-coordinator. Outside of Kesem, I am majoring in Criminal Justice: POST certificate, minoring in Psychology and I am on the Hamline Track and Field team. I also like swimming and reading.

Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline University
Camp Kesem at Hamline 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.

Camp Kesem at Hamline University

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

Camp Kesem at Hamline 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 Hamline 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 Hamline 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

Kofi Bonsu, Regional Program Director – kofi.bonsu@kesem.org

Kofi joined the Kesem National team in April 2019 as a Regional Program Director. He first became involved with Camp Kesem while attending the University of California, Irvine in 2015. Driven and excited by an opportunity to serve others who have also been affected by a parent's cancer, he served as an Operations Coordinator before becoming a Chapter Co-Director the following year. After graduating in 2017, he was blessed with an opportunity to continue serving the chapter as a CIT Counselor. Previously, he has also worked in higher education counseling, non-profit educational media, as well as with fostered, minority, underserved and underrepresented, youth populations. He hopes to do his part to help Kesem Magic spread so that no child ever has to go through cancer alone! Kofi is originally from San Diego, California and will be relocating to 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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