Fall Friends + Family Day
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Please contact us for more information!
Spring Friends + Family Day
2020 Event Details TBA
Abigail “Crush” Lopez: I am a junior psychology major from Harrington Park, New Jersey. My fun fact is that my mom’s name is JLo! I Kesem so that our amazing kids can have a fun and supportive environment.
Kevin “Sully” Frederiks: I am a senior majoring in Psychology and Economics, with a concentration in Clinical Psychology. I am from Parsippany, NJ. A fun fact about me is that I once swam with sea turtles. I Kesem for all of our amazing campers. This is now my fourth year doing Kesem, and each year I come back the magic and Kesem family keeps growing and growing. I am so excited to see where we can bring our chapter this year and cannot wait to get back to camp!
Megan “Nemo” Selig: I am a senior biology major from Wayland, Massachusetts. Something fun about me is that I absolutely love chocolate and eat it every single day without fail – I have been to Hershey’s Chocolate World more than twenty times! I Kesem to help create this magical week and give kids the opportunity to become a part of this amazing community.
Robbie “Maui” Meloro: I am a senior who is majoring in Marketing with a minor in History! I am from Allendale, New Jersey. A fun fact about me is that I have dislocated both my shoulder and my elbow playing wiffle ball, so I no longer play wiffle ball. I Kesem because I love to see the joy and happiness on our camper’s faces.
Jack “Rex” Daum: I am an accounting major from Long Island, New York. I am part Bermudian – my mom and her sisters were born and raised there! I Kesem to brighten the lives of our wonderful campers.
Thomas “Tomcat” McNulty: I’m Tomcat and I’m a biology major. This year is my first year at BC and I’m loving it! I’m from Cambridge, MA, so going to BC was my way to stay close to home. In my free time I like to bike and have a crazy collection of sneakers I say I wear but a lot of them I don’t because I don’t want to get them dirty. Camp kesem for me has been a way to connect with people on a deeper level then I ever had before coming to BC, and I’m incredibly excited to know as many campers and councilors as possible!
David “Cheesy” Jasso: I’m a Management and Leadership concentrator in CSOM. I’m originally from Houston, TX. Fun fact is that I’ve traveled to Mexico a total of 8 times! I Kesem because one of my parents currently faces terminally ill cancer and I understand how tough it is to have to go through that situation alone.
Colleen “Boo” Doyle: I’m a senior psychology major at BC with a clinical concentration, hoping to become a child clinical psychologist some day! Born and raised in Scituate, Mass, the most Irish town in America. I Kesem to give all the amazing kids a week where they just act like kids and get a break from some of the tough things they have to face in their daily lives.
ZoeGrace “Aqua” Raak: I am a Junior at Boston College studying elementary education and history! I am originally from New Jersey but love living in Boston and plan to live here for many years. In my free time I enjoy cooking and swimming in the ocean. I Kesem to create magic and be an ongoing source of support for the bright, kind, and strong children in our ever-growing Kesem family.
Emma “Belle” Legault-Laroche: I am a sophomore studying Accounting and Information Systems. I have lived in many places but I most recently moved from Texas. I now live in Cape Cod and love it! A fun fact is that French is my native language. When joining Kesem, I did it for my dad who lost cancer. Now, I Kesem for the kids that I get to spend a memorable week with. I feel so lucky to be able to spend time with them and learn from them through their unparalleled strength.
Emily “Hedwig” Spinello: I am a Biology and Secondary Education major from Sandwich, MA. My favorite camp song is Boom Chicka Boom and I Kesem to help give back to an organization that has given so much to me.
Michael “Wazowski” Havens: I’m a sophomore from Woodstock, NY majoring in International Studies. I love the outdoors, and I went white water rafting in Colorado this past summer. Also, I once drove through a blizzard in Canada just to go snowboarding. I Kesem to support the campers and give them a great week at camp! Although camp is only for one week, I love that we’re there for the campers during throughout the year.
Sarah “Ditto” Hendricks: I am a sophomore majoring in applied psychology and theater. I enjoy hiking and playing all types of music. I Kesem because I believe that every child deserves to experience the magic of camp.
Kristie “Twister” Martin: I was born in Keene, NH, which holds the world record for the most jack-o-lanterns lit at once! I major in Applied Psychology & Human Development and Sociology with a minor in Philosophy. Something fun about me is that I love board games and pocket games, and carry a deck of Uno cards with me almost everywhere I go. I am new to Camp Kesem this year and decided to join because it is amazing organization that supports my personal philosophy that every child will benefit from going to summer camp.
Nora “Sharpies” Reidy: I’m a junior majoring in Marketing and Business Analytics, from Chicago, my fun fact is that I’m an Irish dancer and I kesem for the kids!! Nothing makes me happier than seeing them have the time of their lives
Rebecca “Merryweather” Swofford: I’m majoring in English and Philosophy at BC and I’m from Sherman Oaks, CA which is just outside of LA. Some fun facts about me are that my grandparents names are Ken and Barbee and I love eating lemons (including the peel)! I Kesem because of our amazing campers and the sense of community that Kesem creates!
Grace “Mojo” Liggett: I am an Economics Major and Management and Leadership Studies Minor from Deep River, CT. Fun fact: I was in a Campbell’s Tomato Soup commercial when I was younger. I Kesem in memory of my mother and for the incredible, strong families who I’ve met at camp.
Trevor “Toto” Flamini: I’m at senior at Boston College from Wichita, Kansas, and I’m majoring in Finance. I Kesem because my family has been affected by cancer, and I love being a part of the campers’ chance to just be kids again.
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.
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.
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