Camp Kesem at New York University

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
Summer 2021 Dates TBA

Camp Lakota

56 Park Rd

Wurtsboro, NY 12790

Week 2 Session
Week 3 Session

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

12/6/2021

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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

Event Details To Be Announced

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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:

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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

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

Mekelit Bellay, Regional Program Director
Mekelit Bellay, Regional Program Director – mekelit.bellay@kesem.org

Mekelit joined the Kesem National team in 2020 as a Regional Program Director. She first got involved with Camp Kesem in 2018 as an Operations Coordinator. And in the Fall of 2019 she served as a Volunteer Coordinator, and then moved into the Chapter Co-Director role at University of Maryland College Park. Mekelit graduated in the Spring of 2020 with a degree in Psychology. During her time in school, she served on the Admin team, and was a Camp Advisor. Mekelit currently resides in Laurel, MD.

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.