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Jeyna 'Kit-Kat' Doshi: I can't wait to meet all of our new campers and their families, as well as our returning campers and families! I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and helping to spread the Kesem magic!
Arielle '' Blacklow: My favorite Kesem memories are often made during swim time, as I am in my natural habitat as a mermaid! I love doing goofy jumps into the water, going down the slide, and playing water basketball with the campers.
Aleeza 'Hopps' Shakeel: My favorite Kesem memory was Camp Kesem Pie off! This is when the campers get to pie the counselors and I loved seeing how excited the campers got!
Seoyoon 'Twinkle' Kim: I'm excited to be a part of the Kesem community and to make memories at camp alongside an incredible team!
Armeen 'Lightning' Barghi: Singing The Lion Sleeps Tonight with my campers for the talent show. I'm looking forward to a great cohort of new and old faces at camp this year!
Kara 'Kangaroo' Xie: I am looking forward to fundraising throughout the school year and creating a ton of fun memories with the campers this summer! I can't wait to learn new camp songs and play games in the sun.
Comfort 'Kumfy' Abuwa: Favorite Kesem Memory was singing and eating s'mores by the camp fire
Zoya 'Proton' Surani: Proton is not a word all children know. When I asked a camper, "Do you remember my name?," he replied, "PROTEIN!!". I asked another, one in my cabin, and she told me with a proud smile that my name was "the bready thing you put on salad"... Crouton.
Michaela 'Stitch' Benedict: My favorite Kesem memory is when my campers threw a pie in my face during messy games.
Kylie '' Hilton: This year I am really looking forward to getting to know each and ever camper, while all getting to do super fun activities and games.
Evelyn 'Crush' Wong: My favorite Kesem memory has been making S'mores and giving out warm fuzzies on the last day of camp! (And singing "Lean on Me").
Alex 'Astro' Chaumette: This year I'm looking forward to connecting more with the families that we currently serve and spreading Kesem to new families!
Sarah 'Bambi' Yang: This year, I'm really looking forward to the talent show. It's so wonderful to see the kids show off what they're passionate about, and it really gives you an idea of how creative kids can be!
Sina 'Winnie' Sadeghzadeh: Getting to know the campers and providing an environment for their emotional support.
Evans 'Snave' Berreondo GIron: My favorite Kesem memory is singing camp songs around the campfire and roasting marshmallows for s'mores! I am definitely looking forward to doing it again!
Ben 'Bean' Zhang: Singing all star with the campers for the milionth time!
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.