Camp Kesem at University of Vermont

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Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
8/16/2020 - 8/22/2020

Camp Wa-Klo

435 Page Rd, Dublin, NH 03444

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 28th, 2020

Catamount Country Club, 1400 Mountain View Road, Williston, VT

Tickets Available

Meet the Team

Lauren 'Flash ' Cozzens: This year I am so excited to watch our chapter grow and be a part of that growth. Kesem has truly changed my life and I want all children impacted by a parent's cancer to be able to experience the true magic it creates.

Katie 'Moose' Hannon: My favorite thing about Kesem is seeing how truly valuable our Kesem family is to these kiddos, and how wonderfully we have created a feeling of home for them.

Marshall 'Meatball' Murphy: One of my favorite Kesem memories was seeing one of my shiest campers burst into laughter during cabin chat last summer and then seeing him break out of his shell during the rest of the week!

Kay 'Buzz' Noterman: My favorite camp memories are all the love and laughter during our campfire and s'mores making the first night we get there together.

Katie 'Elemenohpy' Gale: This year in Kesem I am looking forward to creating unforgettable memories and learning what the Camp Kesem magic is all about! I cannot wait to share this magic with the world and show everyone how amazing Kesem truly is!

Alistair 'Magic' Murphy: At friends and family day, the campers made a huge train on these rolling scooters and we got pulled them all around and they had a ton of fun!

Elizabeth 'Fig' Anderson: My favorite Kesem memory is all the free hugs we give after closing circle! There is so much Kesem love and magic in the air when we are all running around crazily hugging it out.

Bill 'Duck' Hogan: My favorite Kesem memory was at our talent show how every counselor would get so excited for every act and just seeing how happy each kid was after they were cheered for so loudly! The Kesem family support is unbelievable!

Caitlyn 'Skippy ' Johnson: My favorite memory is when a camper shared about her mom passing and all the other campers got off their beds without asking/ any cues and went over to her bed and hugged her.

Channing 'Gouda' George: During color games, we were playing color tag, and I look around and see one of my cabin campers painting himself in pure joy, and it reminded me the happiness Kesem brings to these children.

Fallon 'Scoops' Vancor: Messy games!

Steven 'Smores' Hepp: My favorite memory is watching new campers go from unsure about Kesem to being absolutely in love with everything it represents in a single week!

Katherine 'Chips' Langseder: My favorite Kesem memory was the entire talent show from camp this summer, especially the musical talent! I'm looking forward to staying in touch with all of our families and kiddos all year round this year.

Harrison 'Bear' Lucas: I am so excited to create a week of unforgettable memories with the most unforgettable counselors and campers. I absolutely cannot wait to experience the magic of Camp Kesem!

Caleb 'Crush' White: I can't wait to see all of my friends at Kesem again this year! It's amazing to see how much returning campers have grown and how quickly new campers find a place in our Kesem family. Counting down the days!!

Brennan 'Breadman' O'Neil: My favorite Kesem memory is messy games!

Carter 'Meadow' Bradshaw: I am really looking forward to working with new counselors and spreading the word about Kesem throughout UVM!

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 Vermont

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

Camp Kesem at University of Vermont

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

Camp Kesem at University of Vermont

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 Vermont

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

Lauren Borrill, Regional Program Director –
Lauren Borrill, Regional Program Director –

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.

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.