Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Summer 2020 Details TBA

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

Friday, November 22, 2019

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Spring Friends + Family Day

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Make the Magic

Summer 2020 Details TBA

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Meet the Team

Serrina “Starlight” Nasrollahi is a fifth-year pre-medical student in the Honors College studying Biology with minors in Public Health and Psychology. Her favorite color is black. When she’s not studying, you can always catch her watching a Vegas Golden Knights or Lakers game. She’s a frequent movie goer and loves the 20-minute long previews. And yes, she likes to eat the popcorn before the movie starts. She is proud to be a Kesemer and can’t wait for camp this year!

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Miranda “Rana” Kennedy is a sophomore, a member of the Honors College, and is double majoring in Violin Performance and Business! Her father was diagnosed with cancer when she was a freshman in high school and, looking back, she wishes that her two younger sisters and herself had the opportunity to go to Camp Kesem during that time. Thankfully, her father fully recovered. Miranda is honored to be giving back to a cause so close to her heart.

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Trevor “Zeus” A. Nimmons was born in Santa Monica, California and has lived in Las Vegas for the last 10 years. He completed his Associate of Arts and Associate of General Studies at the College of Southern Nevada. Trevor is currently studying Criminal Justice and Communication Studies as a senior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduation he plans on attending Law School. Trevor was a Camp Counselor in 2018 and is excited to serve as an AMP coordinator throughout 2019.

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jocelyn “Gypsy” Gonzalez is a senior at UNLV who is majoring in Public Health. After graduation, she hopes to volunteer abroad and then continue her education and become a Physician Assistant. This is her first year working with Camp Kesem and is super excited about working with the chapter to create an experience that the children of Camp Kesem will remember for a lifetime.

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Julie “Dig” Pless is a senior at UNLV, majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Psychology, and is planning to walk in December with a Bachelor’s degree. After graduation, she plans to further her education by either attending Physical Therapy school or pursuing a Master’s Degree in Biomechanics. She hopes to go into the medical field and be a Physical Therapist, a Physician Assistant, or a Prosthetics researcher. Julie is very passionate about serving as one of the Development Co-Coordinators!

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jaclyn “Wrigley” Rivera is a freshman and couldn’t be more excited to be a part of such a great organization! Her major is Exploring/Undecided. She loves to take photos and make mini videos of herself and of her friends’ adventures. Camp Kesem is the first organization she decided to join! Jaclyn can’t wait to be a part of a support system for kids who just need someone to lean on!

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Anna “Mudkip” Gozum is a senior, majoring in Biology with minors in Chinese, Psychology, and Neuroscience! She was previously in a student organization for which she would often volunteer at different events around the valley benefitting kids! Anna also volunteers at the UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center on weekends. She looks forward to creating an experience for campers that makes an impact on their lives, and lets them have fun and feel they belong.

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Abigail “Groove” Moynihan is a sophomore and a dance major. She loves photography and taking pictures of people and nature. As an Operations Coordinator, Abby is looking forward to meeting new people and helping to create something special.

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Devonna “Sparky” Palmer graduated in May majoring in psychology.

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Karli “Jupiter” Miller is a Senior who is pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Business Management. This is her first year with Camp Kesem. As Outreach Coordinator, she is very excited to be a part of the growth of Camp Kesem and to work with the other coordinators to create an extraordinary experience for campers!

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Taylor “Mochi” Wong is a Junior at UNLV majoring in Psychology. I want to make a difference in our health care and how we treat patients and Camp Kesem is able to provide me with that sense of happiness.

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Danica “Kicks” Aquino is in her 4th year at UNLV and is a Biology major with a Psychology minor. She is planning on becoming a pediatrician. Danica has been competing in taekwondo for 13 years and now she teaches kids at the studio she trains at! She is most excited about the relationships she will be making with fellow peers and the children she will meet during camp!

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Linda “Thumper” McClarnon is in the honors college at UNLV, majoring in biology and minoring in psychology. She was born in Ecuador, loves to watch movies, and loves to swim!

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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

Camp Kesem at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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 Nevada, Las Vegas

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 the University of Nevada, Las Vegas was generously provided by the Jessica Berman 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@kesem.org
Brittani Hammer, Regional Program Director – brittani@kesem.org

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.

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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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