Camp Kesem at Southern Utah University

Camp Kesem at Southern Utah University

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Camp Kesem at Southern Utah University
Camp Kesem at Southern Utah University

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
7/13/2020 - 7/18/2020

1600 South Left Hand Fork Road Settlement Canyon, Tooele, UT 84074

Week 2 Session
Week 3 Session

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

10/26/2019

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Spring Friends + Family Day

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Make the Magic

4/2/2020

Cottontown Village

25 N 300 W, Washington UT 84780

Tickets Available

Meet the Team

Chris 'Gucci' Abraham: The moment I realized what Camp Kesem was. I was asked a few days before camp to be a counselor my first year, and said yes but didn't know anything about Camp Kesem. It took me until about day 3 of camp to learn what Camp Kesem was.

Jason 'T-bear' Hailes: I've always loved being a part of Camp Kesem. When I was a teenager my mother was diagnosed with cancer, and I didn't know something like Camp Kesem existed. It's amazing to be able to help support other kids going through similar experiences.

Kayla 'Coco' Madsen: I am super excited to go to camp this year because I'll get to spend time outdoors and do awesome camp activities. I loved summer camps as a kid and I'm stoked to go back and help create that same experience for all the campers.

Cason "Rust" Patterson: I’m looking forward to talking to my campers and hearing about their lives and the amazing things they are doing.

Kendalyn 'Skips' Summerhays: The thing I'm looking forward to most for this upcoming year in Kesem is just meeting every camper and getting to know them!

Madelyn "Swiss" Pendleton: I am excited to get to know all the sweet campers! I always learn so much from them!

Jaylee 'J Bird' Watson: I absolutely loved the talent show we had. All of the girls in our cabin wanted to be involved in it so we all sang "You Are My Sunshine". It was so tender.

Devyn McCall 'Mater' Maynard: Last year at camp when two of the 6 year old boys told me I was the most beautiful girl in the universe, they are the sweetest kiddos!!

Barry "Bear" Kreyling: I'm looking forward to the week of camp this summer!

Cameron 'Superman' Stokes: I am looking forward to getting to know more about the kids that we are planning camp for. I have heard a lot of amazing experiences at camp and I am excited to have those same experiences and see the kids with a smile on their faces having fun!

Kennedy '' Nielsen: My favorite part of Camp Kesem has been the awesome dance parties, the amazing friendships I have gained from it.

Storm 'Spam' Speakman: I look forward to getting to know all the campers and taking part in this paint war I keep hearing about!

Marcus 'Fried' Bunn: My favorite Kesem memory is probably the end of every night when we sing our camp songs as a Kesem family., all gathered around each other.

Aubrey 'Goose' Pearson: The dance party!

Bridger 'Black Beard' Jeppesen: I look forward to helping children struggling through a difficult time to enjoy themselves at camp.

Clayton 'Red Beard' Staheli: I look forward to spending a whole week at camp, getting away from everything else, and having fun new experiences!

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 Southern Utah University

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

Camp Kesem at Southern Utah University

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

Camp Kesem at Southern Utah 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 Southern Utah 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 Southern Utah University was generously provided by the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project.

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

Brittani Hammer, Regional Program Director – brittani@kesem.org
Brittani Hammer, Regional Program Director – brittani@kesem.org

Brittani joined the Camp Kesem National team in 2017 as a Regional Program Director. She first became involved with Camp Kesem in 2012 as a counselor and continued on to become a Development Coordinator and Co-Director. Brittani loved volunteering as a part of Camp Kesem where she was able to apply concepts she had studied in the classroom and make an impact in the community. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a minor in Nonprofit Management. She is from Lakeport, California and currently resides in Orem, Utah.

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.