Fall Friends + Family Day
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Please contact us for more information!
Spring Friends + Family Day
2020 Event Details TBA
Emma “Snap” Hayden: I’m Snap and I’m a junior here at NAU studying merchandising! Joining Kesem has been the biggest highlight of my college experience so far and I can’t wait to see our chapter flourish this year. I kesem to make sure these kids have a chance to make beautiful memories during a difficult time.
Emily “Ace” Powell: I am a junior at NAU and I am studying Elementary Education! I love hiking, coffee, the ocean, anything Disney and all things camp! Being a part of Kesem has been the most amazing part of college, and I am so, so lucky to be a part of these kids’ lives. I could go on for hours and hours about how much Kesem has changed my life, but to keep it simple I will just say that Kesem magic is something that stays with you through every minute of every day.
Tess “Sweetpea” Phillips: Hi, I’m Sweetpea, I love watching movies, playing in the snow, and going to the beach!! My all time favorite thing to do is hang out with my family and my pets!! I joined Kesem because I want to be there for those kiddos and have fun with them!
RyLee “Poppy” Williams: Hi, I’m Poppy! I am from Gilbert, Arizona and a freshman studying Special and Elementary Education at NAU. This is my first year with Kesem and I am doing it because I have a passion to help others, especially kids. I am so excited to make an impact on the campers and families!
Taryn “Totter” Lee: Hi, I’m Totter and I’m originally from Phoenix, AZ! I am currently a sophomore at NAU studying Business, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and this is my first year with Camp Kesem! I spend my free time watching too much Criminal Minds, hiking, and cooking! I am so looking forward to being one of the Make the Magic Coordinators this year, and cannot wait to meet all the kiddos at camp this summer!!
Jazmine “Bubbles” Saucedo: Here’s Bubbles, one of our Make the Magic coordinators! She’s getting so excited for camp this summer!
Pierce “Pie” Wakeman: This is Pie, one of our Operations coordinators! He’s so excited to put on an amazing week of camp this summer!
Anna “Ruby” Bresadola: Check out Ruby, one of our Operations coordinators! She’s working super hard this year to put on a great camp this summer.
Gia “Socks” Hoegh: Hi there! My name is Socks and I am a Chemistry and Criminology and Criminal Justice major at NAU. I am apart of Outreach and love meeting new people whenever I can! I love to learn, dance, and cook, but most of all – I can’t wait for camp this summer!!
Felisha “Lilo” Vargas: This is Lilo, one of our Outreach coordinators! She’s working very hard this year and is so excited for camp!
Javier “Grizzly” Ramirez: Check out Grizzly, our Volunteer coordinator! Grizzly is getting so pumped for camp this summer.
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.
Kirsten first got involved with Camp Kesem during her undergraduate career at Northern Arizona University as a Marketing/PR Coordinator for two years. After she graduated, she went to Arizona State University for her Masters in Social Work and worked within the behavioral health/criminal justice system. Her passion to work with families impacted by cancer never faded and she was thrilled to return to the Camp Kesem team as a Regional Program Director in 2018.
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