Camp Kesem at University of Oklahoma

Camp Kesem at University of Oklahoma

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Camp Kesem at University of Oklahoma
Camp Kesem at University of Oklahoma

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
8/2/2020 - 8/7/2020

Camp Classen

840 Main Camp Rd

Davis, OK 73030

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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Make the Magic


Remington Park

1 Remington Place

Oklahoma City OK 73111

Tickets Available

Meet the Team

Deborah 'Dirty Dan' Girma: My favorite Kesem memory is dancing it out after the talent show last year with one of our funniest campers - Lightning!

Trevor 'Skeeter' Davis: My favorite Kesem memory is getting to see how campers change throughout the week -- some come happy, some come nervous, but all leave with a huge community of support.

Katherine 'Kat' Schoeffler: I'm so excited to get to know my Exec Team better!

Ryan 'Rooster' Ard: My favorite Kesem memory what my cabin told me before leaving. Not because they were leaving but because of how many of them told me how much of an impact I had made on them at camp. That made the whole Kesem experience worth it for me.

Madelynn 'Tuffy' Williams: When Reeces Pieces sang "Godzilla" at the talent show for the 1000th time.

Hunter 'Prop' Geer: I’m looking forward to seeing all the bright smiles Kesem provides to everyone.

Wyatt 'Sherbert' Ballenger: I can't wait to see what we can accomplish at this year's Make the Magic! I'm hoping that it will be our greatest fundraising event to date.

Stacy 'Blossom' Frazer: It's impossible to pick just one Kesem memory, but I got to watch two of my campers last summer come out of their comfort zones and sing at the talent show! I could tell they were shy, but seeing them in their element made me smile.

chad 'lax' mcmurdo: I am looking forward to making magic and more Kesem memories with all of the strongest kids in the world. I am also excited to learn more professional skills that will help me throughout and after college!

Tiffany 'Nug' Doan: My favorite Kesem memories are always the middle part of the week where everyone starts to get comfortable with the camp, others, and themselves. Being able to witness people become the best version of themselves because of Kesem magic is incredible!

Lexie 'Starburst' Shepard: Last year was my first year as a counselor, and I absolutely loved getting to be a part of this amazing organization. This year, I am looking forward to working directly with the campers and their families to make Kesem the best it can be for them!

Julie 'Juju' Johnston: My favorite Kesem memory was playing mafia with my TLP girls.

Riker 'Chef' Olari: Fav Memory: The nights of sitting around listening to my campers talk amongst themselves.

Andrew 'Blue Steel' Brueggenjohann: I am looking forward to helping create a fun and happy environment for the campers that attend Camp Kesem.

Dana 'Danno' Antinozzi: Dance parties!!!

Thomas 'Ping Pong' Deppong: My favorite Kesem memory is singing camp songs and playing nine-square at Camp Kesem 2019!

Mitchell 'Karate Kid' Perry: My favorite Kesem memory and what I'm looking forward to this year is watching the quite, shy campers break out of their shells throughout the week and hearing campers at the end of the week talk about how they can't wait to come back next year.

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 Oklahoma

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

Camp Kesem at University of Oklahoma

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

Camp Kesem at University of Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma

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

Dionna Arimes, Regional Program Director –
Dionna Arimes, Regional Program Director –

Dionna joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in 2018. She first got involved with Camp Kesem in 2014 as a counselor and continued on to become a member of the coordinator team as a Development Coordinator and two-year Co-Director. She also served as a member of the 2017-2018 National Student Panel and 2018 Spring Events Intern. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 with a B.S.A. in Neuroscience and a certificate in Business Foundations. Originally from Howard County, Maryland, Dionna now resides in Denver, Colorado.

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.