Camp Kesem at Northern Arizona University

Camp Kesem at Northern Arizona University

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Camp Kesem at Northern Arizona University
Camp Kesem at Northern Arizona University

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
6/7/2020 - 6/12/2020

5101 S Senator Hwy, Prescott, AZ 86303

Week 2 Session
Week 3 Session

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day


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Spring Friends + Family Day


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Make the Magic


Lowell Observatory

1400 W Mars Hill Rd

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Tickets Available

Meet the Team

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!

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.

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 Northern Arizona University

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

Camp Kesem at Northern Arizona University

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

Camp Kesem at Northern Arizona 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 Northern Arizona 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 Northern Arizona University was generously provided by Phoenix Suns Charities.

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

Kirsten McGuire, Regional Program Director –
Kirsten McGuire, Regional Program Director –

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.

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.