Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Summer 2020 Details TBA

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

Saturday, November 2, 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

Sunny “Starboy” Patil: I’m Starboy and I’m a junior from Sugar Land, TX, and my favorite camp song is the Tarzan song because everyone gets involved and loves it!

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Vivan “Fettuccine” Kothari: I’m Fettuccine and I’m a junior from Sugar Land, and my favorite camp song is the Razzle Dazzle!! My main reasoning for this is that it brings out the inner child in me that wants to show everyone how fun camp can be!

Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Audrey “Odd” Nguyen: Hi! I’m Odd and I’m a junior from Sugar Land, TX. My favorite camp song is the Jellyfish Song because it reminds me of my favorite seafood, which is jellyfish!

Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Nehal “Jasmine” Vaidya: Hi! I’m Jasmine and I’m a junior from Austin,TX. My favorite camp song is the Tarzan song because it reminds me of my childhood and gets everyone up and moving!!

Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Tiffany “Hiccup” Lim: I’m Hiccup and I’m a junior from Tyler, TX, and my favorite camp song is Razzle Dazzle because I love the confidence and sass it builds. :)

Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Ashley “Bean” Acuna: I’m Bean and I’m a sophomore from Katy, and my favorite camp song is the Llama Song. I like the llama song because the hand signs are fun to do!

Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Ann “Baymax” Nguyen: My name is Baymax, and I’m a senior from Sugar Land, TX. My favorite camp song is Baby Shark because it brings my inner child. :)

Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Tanooha “Violet” Veeramachaneni: Hi! I’m Violet, and I’m a junior from Pearland, TX. My favorite camp song is the Llama song because I used to sing it with my little sister and who doesn’t love llamas?

Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Angelie “Wonder Woman” Ross: Hi, I’m Wonder Woman and I’m a senior from Kingwood; my favorite camp song is Razzle Dazzle because it’s up beat, fun, and easy to learn! <3

Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Hannah “Peach” Wright: I’m Peach and I’m a sophomore from Sugar Land. My favorite camp song is Razzle Dazzle. I love how it gets everyone all loud and crazy!

Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
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Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Jay “Blue” Deo: I’m Blue and I’m a junior from Katy, and my favorite camp song is all of them! Each is so unique that I love singing all of them whenever I can!​

Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Connie “Buttercup” Yan: I’m Buttercup and I’m a junior from Sugar Land, TX, and my favorite camp song is “Baby Shark”. It’s a cute and catchy song, and I love the hand movements that go with it!

Camp Kesem at University of Houston

Yusuf “Ouvi” Khan: I’m Ouvi and I’m a sophomore from Houston, and my favorite camp song is the Toast Song. I like the Toast Song because it describes my near daily morning routine in an exciting way

Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston
Camp Kesem at University of Houston

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 University of Houston

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, 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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