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Emily 'Ace' Powell: I am looking forward to so much this year, but I am most excited to see our campers again. I love seeing how much they grow year to year, and I love seeing them make new friends! I can't wait for the fun and craziness of camp, especially messy games!
Emma 'Snap' Hayden: Since this camp season will be my last before I graduate, I'm excited to make it the best one yet! Camp Kesem has truly changed my life for the better. Thinking about our campers always brings a smile to my face and I hope to bring them joy too!
Megan 'Bud' Mendoza: My favorite camp memory is a simple one. Towards the end of camp last year I woke up to the sound of one of the girls in the cabin singing "I'm ready, promotion!" Every day, they woke up excited and grateful, it was heart-warming.
Ciera 'CC' Spain: My favorite Kesem memory was messy games and being pied in the face by a camper! It was such a fun time and I can't wait to do it all again this next summer.
Hayden 'Snoopy' Sine: I look forward to seeing all the campers again and of course take the win in Fireball
RyLee 'Poppy' Williams: My favorite Kesem memory was watching the week of magic come together and seeing the impact a group of passionate college students, who are now my best friends, can have on each other and the campers!
Maddy 'Sunny' Brockman: I am looking forwards to see how the team grows as a whole and to see what new dynamics everyone brings to camp.
Taryn 'Totter ' Lee: My favorite Kesem memory is going head-to-head against my fellow coordinator Socks in a camp-wide game of capture the flag! It was so much fun watching the campers compete and scream out chants as we battled in the rain!
Hayden 'The Dude ' Ruiz: When I made the transition from camper to counselor in training, and finally to a counselor.
Majesty '' Greer: I am looking forward to getting to meet all of the campers and having a super fun time at camp!
Jayce 'Chop' Cannon: I am looking forward to being able to build relationships with these kids and have an overall amazing time. I hope to connect with these kids and make them feel welcomed and comfortable.
Gabriella 'Pua' Cabrera: One of our campers freaked out about a bug in the lady's restroom. I told them that the bug was a good one and was going to protect the bathroom from the bad bugs. They ended up naming it Jesus and they would greet it every morning.
Javier 'Grizzly' Ramirez: My favorite Kesem memory is eating food with my Unit 3 campers talking about our own lives and stories. I loved getting to know each and every one of them more and more and these times were very special and unforgettable.
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.