Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Summer 2020 Details TBA

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

Sunday, November 3, 2019

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Spring Friends + Family Day

Details TBA

Make the Magic

2020 Event Details TBA

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Meet the Team

Sammie “BamBam” Buchanan
Class Year: 2019
Favorite Camp Song: Razzle Dazzle
Favorite Camp Memory: The time my teen girls put a frog (Steve) in the orange girls cabin!

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Jaiden “Wiggles” Johnson
Class Year: 2019
Favorite Camp Song: Razzle Dazzle
Favorite Camp Memory: Every year, talent show!

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Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

Hannah “Sharpay” Lykins
Class Year: 2019
Favorite Camp Song: This is Pepe
Favorite Camp Memory: The yellow girls calling me “mom” this year and doing the hoedown throwdown with our girls in the talent show!

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Katie “Stellaluna” Allen
Class Year: 2019
Favorite Camp Song: This is Pepe
Favorite Camp Memory: Cabin chat with the yellow girls!

Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

Carley “Hershey” Maples
Class Year: 2020
Favorite Camp Song: Llama Song
Favorite Camp Memory: When we tricked the purple kiddos into going to the surprise dance party because they were so confused and ended up having the best time. I loved seeing them let it all out on the dance floor and go completely crazy because that is what being a kid is all about!

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Joey “Mario” Berlanga

Class Year: 2020
Favorite Camp Song: Button Factory
Favorite Camp Memory: My favorite memory would definitely have to be Messy Olympics. I’ve never had so much shaving cream and chocolate syrup on me before. I loved seeing so many smiles and kids having a great time. Kesem is truly a magical experience!

Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

Mati “Piper” Abner
Class year: 2021
Favorite Camp Song: Button Factory
Favorite Camp Memory: Arts and Crafts!

Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

Christian “Torch” Castellanos
Class year: 2019
Favorite Camp Song: Razzle Dazzle
Favorite Camp Memory: Blowing up lava lamps and making ice cream

Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

Jessica “Quintessa” VanHooser-Sifuentes
Class Year: 2020
Favorite Camp Song: The Hippo Song
Favorite Camp Memory: Cabin chat with the green girls after empowerment. They were all so supportive and loving and it was amazing to see.

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Jay “Swiper” Patel
Class Year: 2020
Favorite Camp Song: Brown Squirrel
Favorite Camp Memory: One of my favorite camp memories was having a dance party with my unit and being told by my campers that I’m a bad dancer…

Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

Savannah “Short Stop” Davidson
Class Year: 2019
Favorite Camp Song: Brown Squirrel
Favorite Camp Memory: Empowerment this last year, we had a lot of first year campers and they all bonded and supported each other so well during this time. It was the most special empowerment I’ve been apart of!

Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

Lauren “Mitts” Jodry
Class Year: 2020
Favorite Camp Song: Button Factory
Favorite Camp Memory: Yellow Prank Wars last year!

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Bridget “Breezy” Lamm
Class Year: 2020
Favorite Camp Song: Razzle Dazzle
Favorite Camp Memory: Playing 9 square with the kiddos and messy olympics!

Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

Katelyn “Skid” Lee
Class Year: 2019
Favorite Camp Song: Button Factory
Favorite Camp Memory: Line dancing to Pretty Brown Eyes in the talent show with all of the Purple Unit

Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
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Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

Jordan “Midnight” Edwards
Class Year: 2019
Favorite Camp Song: Button Factory
Favorite Camp Memory: Making friendship bracelets w my blue girls :’)

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Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

Jonah “Mr. G” Fritz
Class year: 2019
Favorite Camp Song: Button Factory
Favorite Camp Memory: Mario Kart with the teen campers!

Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

Camille “Sprinkles” VanEgmond
Class year: 2019
Favorite Camp Song: Razzle Dazzle
Favorite Camp Memory: Making Mountain laugh with my farts

Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University
Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

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.

Camp Kesem at Texas A&M University

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

Camp Kesem at Texas A&M 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.

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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

Kirsten McGuire, Regional Program Director – kirsten.mcguire@kesem.org
Kirsten McGuire, Regional Program Director – kirsten.mcguire@kesem.org

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.

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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.

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