Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Camp Kesem at University of Houston

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Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
Summer 2021 Dates TBA

Forest Glen

557 County Rd 331

Rosebud, TX 76570

Week 2 Session
Week 3 Session

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

11/14/2020

Please contact us for more details!

Fall Friends + Family Day

Fall 2021 Date TBA

Spring Friends + Family Day

2021 Date TBA

Spring Friends + Family Day

Spring 2021 Date TBA

Make the Magic

Event Details To Be Announced

2021 Information TBA

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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.

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

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

Kirsten joined the Kesem National team in 2018 as a Regional Program Director for the Southwest region and was promoted to a Senior Program Director in 2020. She first became involved with Camp Kesem in 2015 as a founding Kesem member and AMP coordinator at the Northern Arizona University chapter. During her time as a staff member she has been on our DEI Steering Committee and is a facilitator for our POC Affinity Groups. She graduated from NAU in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and went on to receive her Masters in Social Work with a focus in Policy, Administration, and Community Outreach from Arizona State University in 2018. She is originally from Tucson, Arizona and currently resides in Dallas, TX.

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.