195 Taggert Rd, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Fall Friends + Family Day
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Spring Friends + Family Day
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Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Zach 'LiLac' Simpson: I am looking forward to continuing the start that Kesem has had at University of Pittsburgh and really make this year special for all the kids and new counselors we have involved.
Hailey 'Gooey' Metcalf: My favorite Kesem memory is from my first year of camp. I had a camper who was shy and unengaged in the activities. The counselors and I continued to remain positive and by the end of the week, she was dancing and leading Razzle Dazzle at meal time.
Ashley 'Skippy' McGill: I am looking forward to making a difference in people's lives and to experiencing the magic that is Kesem!
Kali 'Nacho' Duffy: My favorite Kesem memory is watching all of my campers participate during Empowerment
James 'Bluejay' Campbell: I am looking forward to Giving Tuesday, we rented a room all day to focus on our campaign and have fun while doing it.
Cara '' Roth: I am most looking forward to working with a group of inspiring individuals to have a fun filled week! I am also looking forward to meeting the kids and having loads of fun!
Lauren 'Clover' Charlton: I am looking forward to my first year at Kesem! My family has been personally touched by the positive impacts of Kesem, and I cannot wait to be involved in creating that magic for other families like mine.
Nathan 'Mars' Schueller: I am so excited to be able to plan and run this years Make the Magic at the University of Pittsburgh! This is going to be our best year yet and I can't wait to see how much money we will fundraise through the event.
Jillian 'Jillybean' Ramirez: My favorite Kesem memory was when we played swampball at camp!
Shannon 'Freckles' O'Leary: My favorite Kesem memory was my first camp experience because I got to truly see the impact this organization makes, connect with some amazing kids and counselors, and feel like a kid again myself!
Sharon 'Glasses' You: I am looking forward to experiencing the Kesem Magic that everyone talks about. Also I've never done a summer camp before so it will be really interesting to be in one!
Brendan 'Koda' Gunde: Last year at Camp one of our campers, Mario, absolutely LOVED the playground. So one day, I took him and another camper, Naruto, to the playground to go on the swings. It was such a simple activity, but they enjoyed it so much that I smile rememberin
Alex 'Flipper' Reese: This year at Kesem, I am looking most forward to being able to put a smile on every kids face. Their experience at Kesem should bring them as much joy and happiness as possible, and I cannot wait to be a part of that happiness.
Paige 'Red' Newman: I’m looking forward to putting on events for these kids and giving them some of their childhood back.
Evan 'Bean' Shea: I am so happy to be a part of Kesem and have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of children who are affected by cancer.
Caroline 'Clementine' Drubulis: I'm looking forward to getting to know all the new campers and reuniting with returning campers! We always have such a fun week full of laughter and smiles!
Jason 'Piccolo' Bluedorn: My favorite Kesem memories come from singing camp songs with the kids, I love camp songs and can't wait to do more!!
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:
Our Advisory Board who provides ongoing guidance to our chapter’s leadership team.
Our corporate and foundation donors who provide critical resources to help fund the services we deliver locally.
The many retail and service providers who offer in-kind support for our summer camp as well as many or our year-round services.
Countless individuals – including our families and friends who honor our commitment to Camp Kesem with their financial support and unwavering encouragement.
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.
Abi joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in 2016. Her first experience of Kesem was in 2005 as a camper at Camp Kesem at Indiana University. After losing her father to cancer in 2010, Abi was inspired to give back by becoming a Camp Kesem counselor in college. In the years following, Abi went to Indiana University and was able to be a Coordinator for three years and served as Co-Director her senior year. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors of Arts in Telecommunications. Originally from San Diego, California, Abi now resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.