Camp Kesem at University of Richmond

Camp Kesem at University of Richmond

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Camp Kesem at University of Richmond
Camp Kesem at University of Richmond

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
8/15/2020 - 8/20/2020

Westview on the James

1231 W View Rd

Goochland, VA 23063

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

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Jepson Alumni Center, 442 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA

Tickets Available

Meet the Team

Grace 'Ruby' Lynch: My favorite Kesem memory is trying to make people laugh during our Silent Lunch during Color Wars day!

Shanna 'Pip' Gerlach: This year, I'm looking forward to working with our chapter to continue to make it even stronger, more inclusive, more fun, more far-reaching, more visible, and more meaningful than ever before, year-round and at camp!

Sadie 'Clifford' Taylor: My favorite Camp Memory is the first time we played Ride that Pony. It was so fun to see all the returning campers get excited and teach the new campers and counselors how to play. It is by far my favorite camp activity.

Brandon 'Remy' Johnson: I am looking forward to being AMP coordinator this year, and putting camp together behind the scenes and not just as a counselor!

Jack 'Tiny' Reckner: My favorite Kesem memory is when Minato turned me into Mufasa with about eight hundred straws.

Gavin 'Chef' Haas: My favorite camp memories always come from playing gaga ball with all of the campers and counselors. No matter the age, gaga ball never fails to put smiles on everyones faces.

Dowha 'Koala' Karar: I wasn't able to attend camp 2019 and so I really miss the campers. Can't wait to see them again at F&F and hopefully next camp!!

Caroline 'Guacamole' Schiavo: I am excited to be back on MTM where I can continue to do all the incredible work I did last year with my new co-coordinator Croc.

Benjamin 'Spork' White: I look forward to the sense of belonging and togetherness that accompanies camp. Although each year is different, the unity of the campers and counselors always hold true

Samantha 'Jazzy' Kelly: I am looking forward to an amazing week with some amazing kiddos!!

Garrett 'Hedgehog' Lang: I am so pumped to reach out to new areas of Richmond! I think it'll be a great experience to meet so many new families and catch up with returning ones in order to reach our goal of 100 campers!

Walker 'Mario' Black: I loved star-gazing with our older campers!

Danielle 'Croc' Sklar: My favorite memory is all the impromptu dance parties anywhere and everywhere and watching the LITs get younger campers involved and excited about things.

Gibran 'Hedwig' Merchant: My favourite Kesem memory is sitting in the cabin and talking to all the campers and bonding with them. The range of discussions from silly to serious and deep is what I loved about those moments.

Jacob 'Spock' Uzzell: Of our chapter's original campers, several graduated from camp this past summer and are now involved as members of CKUR. I can't wait to experience what they bring to the table as former campers and to see CKUR's legacy in action through this year.

Travis 'Iron Man' Terry: I'm looking forward to being able to make an impact on our chapter! Our directors have set a goal that involves our chapter finding more new counsellors, and I'm excited to contribute to it.

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 Richmond

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

Camp Kesem at University of Richmond

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

Camp Kesem at University of Richmond

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 Richmond

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

Hannah DePriest, Regional Program Director –
Hannah DePriest, Regional Program Director –

Hannah joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in April 2019. She first fell in love with the organization while attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she served as an Alumni, Marketing, and PR Coordinator for one year and Co-Director for two. During her time as a student she also served as a Camp Advisor, Camp Prep Volunteer, Funder Prospect Research Intern and on the National Student Panel. She will graduate in May from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising and Public Relations. From Omaha, Nebraska, she will reside in Chicago, Illinois, and can often be found enjoying the outdoors, drinking coffee or exploring new breakfast restaurants.

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.