Camp Kesem at New Mexico State University

Camp Kesem at New Mexico State University
Camp Kesem at New Mexico State University

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Camp Kesem at New Mexico State University
Camp Kesem at New Mexico State University

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session

YMCA Camp Shaver

22900 NM-4

Jemez Springs, NM 87025

Week 2 Session
Week 3 Session

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

2021 Date TBA

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Fall Friends + Family Day

Fall 2021 Date TBA

Spring Friends + Family Day

2021 Date TBA

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Spring Friends + Family Day

Spring 2021 Date TBA

Make the Magic

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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 New Mexico State University

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

Camp Kesem at New Mexico State University

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

Camp Kesem at New Mexico State 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 New Mexico State 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 New Mexico State University was generously provided by Anna Davis and Lewis Kaufman.

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

Brandi "Bee" Williams, Regional Program Coordinator–

Brandi (whom everyone calls “Bee”) joined Kesem in 2021 as a Regional Program Coordinator. Prior to this role, Bee worked in Program/Volunteer Management for more than a decade with organizations such as Community House Residential Program and AFS-USA Intercultural Programs. She has also developed training and risk management/compliance skills through her work with NGOs, Fortune 500s, and government services. Bee is also an active volunteer; serving as a Red Cross Disaster Action Team Duty Officer and C.A.S.A. Guardian Ad Litem, in addition to working with various arts’ and women’s orgs. Joining the Kesem team is a perfect combination of professional and personal experience (as a 13-year summer camp participant (as camper, counselor, and staff). She is ecstatic to be part of the Kesem magic. Bee resides in Boise, ID with her partner and two dogs. When not at work, she is currently completing the last year of her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology & Non-Profit Management (aka. finishing what she started) at Boise State University.

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.