Camp Kesem at UC Riverside

Camp Kesem at UC Riverside

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Camp Kesem at UC Riverside
Camp Kesem at UC Riverside

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
7/26/2020 - 7/31/2020

743 Farmer Rd, Julian, CA 92036

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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2nd Spring Friends + Family Day


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Make the Magic

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Meet the Team

Jenny 'Beaker' Dinh: My favorite Kesem memory is when I met a camper named Flipz at Chapman University's camp. Near the end of the camp, all the kids were playing Gaga ball including Flipz. She looked and me and asked for me to join her. I knew then I was 100% her friend

Husmeet 'Ace' Brar: I am looking forward to having a Kesem family of my own at the UC Riverside chapter and just being able to make a lasting impact in kids' lives.

Leidi 'Ladybug' Bustos Bustos: Im looking forward to creating a safe and adventurous environment for our campers.

Verenicee 'Boba' Flores: I'm looking forward to help be a part of a team of directors and help to start up a new chapter at UC Riverside.

Yvette 'Pato' Rodriguez: Creating treasuring bonds with the other Kesem members and kids!

Danielle 'Easel ' McCoy : I am looking forward to going to Summit to learn more about Kesem along with getting to meet people from Kesem chapters nationwide

Kevin 'Osprey' Salgado: Establishing a new chapter is a scary and a lot of work, but I am looking forward to doing it with an amazing group of people!

Harrison 'Dash' Reid: I am super excited about planning and attending my very first camp next summer.

Samhitha 'Harmony' Yadalla: I'm new to the Kesem family, but I'm really looking forward to camp during the summer. I can't wait to bond with the kids over summer and my fellow coordinators this coming year.

Srinidhi 'Vibe' Malavalli: I am looking forward to building relationships around Kesem with the board and build friendships that are everlasting. Also, I look forward to working with the children to provide them a camp they'll never always remember.

Hamza 'Healer' Naqvi: I am looking forward to attending my first camp and seeing the magic happen that I hear so much about!!

Stephanie 'Stassi' Padilla: I am looking forward to bonding with the people I get to work with on my board and creating memories I will never forget. I am looking forward to seeing all of our hard work come together.

Emma 'Splitz' Baccala: Meeting everyone I will get to work with and the all the kids.

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 UC Riverside

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

Camp Kesem at UC Riverside

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

Camp Kesem at UC Riverside

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 UC Riverside

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

Brittani Hammer, Regional Program Director –
Brittani Hammer, Regional Program Director –

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.

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.