Camp Kesem at University of Maine

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

August 18-23, 2019

Camp Jordan

101 Camp Jordan Way

Ellsworth, ME 04605

Friends + Family Days

Spring Friends + Family Day

April 28, 2019

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Make the Magic

Tickets available now

Meet the Team

Adam “Bogo” Fortier-Brown: I am a senior at the University of Maine, and am double majoring in Economics and Political Science. I am a brother of Beta Theta Pi where I have held different philanthropy and VP focused positions. I have also been a Site Leader for Alternative Breaks, and have been involved with the Bodwell Center since my freshman year. I am incredibly happy to be a part of Camp Kesem this year, and cannot wait for camp this summer!​

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Grace “Luna” Pouliot: I am a senior at the University of Maine, where I study Elementary Education with concentrations in mathematics and English language learning. In addition, I am a member of the Honors college, Active minds mental health club, and the secretary of the All Maine Women. I am thrilled to be a part of Kesem, and I’m looking forward to camp this summer!

Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine

William “Woobear” Willkomm: I am currently a Political Science student minoring in Constitutional Law, Legal Studies, and Psychology. I am from Philadelphia, PA and have interests in producing music, playing sports, and staying up to date on current events. I am unbelievably excited to be a part of the Camp Kesem family and am driven to build the best experience for these children and even myself at camp.​

Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine

Anna “Smoothie” Zmistowski: I’m a sophomore Political Science major with a minor in International Affairs. I am interning for U.S. Senator Susan Collins and hope to pursue a law degree in public interest law after completing my undergrad degree at the University of Maine. I LOVE hiking, discovering new places in Maine, and seeing as many coastal lighthouses as possible! I am so excited to be a part of Camp Kesem and can’t wait to join all of the campers at camp this year to uncover all of the magic Kesem has to offer :)​

Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine

Lior “Pine Sap” Dahan: I am currently a 2nd year student, studying physics major at the University of Maine. I enjoy doing martial arts, slam poetry, and adventuring with friends. I am so happy that I’m a part of the Camp Kesem Family, and am ready for camp this summer!

Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine

Siuan “CooCoo” Cody: I am happy to be a part of Camp Kesem this year!​

Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
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Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine

Jack “Hobbes” O’Donoghue: I’m a junior Financial Economics major at the University of Maine. I play on the club Ultimate Frisbee team here, am treasurer for the representative group Sustainability and Environmental Actions Division on campus, Senator for student government, and member of the Greek organization Beta Theta Pi. I’m pumped to be part of the first Kesem chapter in the entire state of Maine and cannot wait to attend camp next summer.

Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine

Jasmine “Jaws” Olivares: I am a sophomore at the University of Maine pursuing a degree in Social Work while minoring in legal studies. In my free time I enjoy being active and spending time with friends, as well as reading and playing games. I’m eager to work with Camp Kesem and am so excited for what our team will put together by August! It’s going to be great to show the state of Maine the greatness that is Kesem!​

Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine
Camp Kesem at University of Maine

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 Maine

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

Camp Kesem at University of Maine

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 University of Maine

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 University of Maine was generously provided by Robert W. and Susan T. Brown 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

Lauren Borrill, Regional Program Director – lauren.borrill@kesem.org
Lauren Borrill, Regional Program Director – lauren.borrill@kesem.org

Lauren joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in 2018. Her love for Camp Kesem began when she got involved during her first year of college, where she served as a Volunteer Coordinator for two years, then Co-Director. Lauren graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Public Health and Neuroscience, where she was also able to use her passion for serving others to get involved with public and global health research projects, focusing on topics including vector borne disease and global conflict. Originally from New Hartford, NY, Lauren currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

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.

Camp Kesem at University of Maine