Camp Kesem Chestnut Hill

Camp Kesem Chestnut Hill

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Camp Kesem Chestnut Hill
Camp Kesem Chestnut Hill

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
Summer 2020 Information TBA
Week 2 Session
Week 3 Session

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

12/8/2019

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Spring Friends + Family Day

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Make the Magic

3/21/2020

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Meet the Team

Rebecca 'Merryweather' Swofford: I am most looking forward to welcoming many new counselors and camper families into our chapter! Our campers always amaze me with how they immediately bring new campers into the fold, so I always get excited to add new people to our Kesem Family!

Abigail 'Crush' Lopez: I am looking forward to seeing how much our returning campers have grown and meeting our new campers this summer!

Gemma 'Dory' Francis: My favorite Kesem memory was watching all the kids in the youngest group cheer on all their fellow campers as they climbed to the top of the rock wall.

Kelsey 'Flora' Miller: Cabin chats with my TLP girls-- they are beautiful souls and just getting to know them a little better is always the highlight of my day.

Mary 'Eggo' Santalla: When the girls middle cabin made a Kesem parody to Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA" at the end of the week talent show.

Paige 'Fauna' Dayton: My favorite Kesem memory is messy games! I had no idea what to expect my first messy games but I had so much fun getting covered with shaving cream, paint, and soapy water! I loved jumping into the lake afterwards too!!!

Colleen 'Daisy' Kelleher: My favorite Kesem memory was the talent show my first year as counselor. Our cabin made a killer Kesem remix to Party in the USA. Their incredible creativity and constant laughter during the performance was something I will never forget.

Haley 'Hawkeye' Bannon: My favorite Kesem memory is cheering my campers on as they conquered the high ropes course!

Kristie 'Twister' Martin: My most unforgettable Kesem memory is watching all of my campers crush the ropes course. When we first got there, I thought, "I could never," and then I watched as so many of my campers did it effortlessly, proving they can truly do anything.

Sarah 'Ditto' Hendricks: My favorite Kesem memory is from when one of my campers wrote her own camp song and led it in front of the whole camp! She first showed it to our cabin, and with a little encouragement she led it like a pro!

Emma 'Belle' Legault-Laroche: My favorite Kesem memory is every summer at the end of camp when campers and counselors alike all gather to say bittersweet goodbyes -- it's bittersweet because we don't want to leave each other but we know that we've built a strong Kesem family.

Alyssa '' Lopez: I look forward to meeting all of the kids and being able to provide campers with an amazing summer camp experience this year!

Nick 'Sizzle' Guerriero: I loved spending time with the TLP kids last year! That’s the reason why I applied for Teen Leadership Program for this year and want to formulate an amazing program for these kids!

Nora 'Sharpie' Reidy: My favorite Kesem memory is paint army crawl at messy games this summer!

Jack 'Rex' Daum: My favorite Kesem memory is closing the talent show every year with the song "Lean on Me." Everybody sings along, and it has a great message.

Sebastian 'Fitz' Ware: This year I'm looking forward to helping to expand our chapter and working alongside some amazing student leaders!

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:

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

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

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The many retail and service providers who offer in-kind support for our summer camp as well as many or our year-round services.

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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@kesem.org
Lauren Borrill, Regional Program Director – lauren.borrill@kesem.org

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.

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Warm Welcome

Kesem's care package program that immediately includes all families into our greater community in a personal, supportive manner.

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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.

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Special Deliveries

Provides all children with personalized greetings–delivered by either traditional or electronic mail.

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Online Resources

Provides online access to topical resources–including publications, books, organizations and resources.