Camp Kesem in Utah Valley

Camp Kesem in Utah Valley

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Camp Kesem in Utah Valley
Camp Kesem in Utah Valley

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
7/5/2020 - 7/11/2020

1600 South Left Hand Fork Road Settlement Canyon, Tooele, UT 84074

Week 2 Session
8/9/2020 - 8/15/2020

1600 South Left Hand Fork Road Settlement Canyon, Tooele, UT 84074

Week 3 Session

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

11/9/2019

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Spring Friends + Family Day

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Make the Magic

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Meet the Team

Kylee 'Kibble' Lapeyrouse: I'm looking forward to another two weeks of camp. Two weeks of glitter dance parties, paint fights, counselor cabin baseball, and healing with my best friends.

Michelle 'Smu' Mayer: There are so many memories to choose from! But one was this past summer I had a conversation with one of our teen campers where we talked about how at camp it's the one week out of the year that we can be vulnerable and be able to reflect on our dads

Miranda 'Sunflower' Underwood: One of my favorite memories from Kesem this past summer was seeing my kids comfort each other at empowerment during week 2. They hugged each other, held hands, cried together. It was very touching, and it made me sob. I love them all so much!!!

Mitchell 'Chocolate Milk' Rasmussen: My Favorite Camp Kesem memory is when we were in empowerment and I listened to all these 6-9 year olds share their own experiences with cancer and hear about their love towards their parents. It all became so real for me.

Sydney 'Sprinkles' Pexton: Camp Kesem gave me a safe space to grieve and heal after my mother's passing and provided me with a community of peers and empathy during my childhood. I am grateful that I now get to give back to something that gave me so much!

Kawika 'Shortstop' Dipko: Spending time with the kids and bonding with them was awesome. They are such an inspiration and the reason I love Kesem. The kids are amazing!!

Ashlynn 'Minion' Hall: I am so excited to see my kids again and meet new kids!

Max 'Cowboy' Williams: Cabin chat! I love how we can bond and feel safe and accepted with unconditional love during cabin chat.

Kaylee 'Hedwig' Smedley: My favorite thing about Kesem is going from crazy paint wars and water fights to emotional cabin chats and deep conversations. Every minute spent with those kids is magical, and I can't wait to experience it again this summer!

Lucy 'Hazelnut' Goodman: My favorite Kesem memory is getting my hair styled with shaving cream (later mixed with blue paint) during messy wars with the 6 year old unit!

Analeia 'Spicy' George: My favorite memory is when I was with my girls one night and they started talking negatively about their bodies. I stopped them and talked about how they can take up space in the world. They walked around all week saying 'take up space."

Tiauna 'Teacup' Lomax: My favorite Kesem memory is being chased by a 6-year-old camper, Puppy, with a pool noodle covered in paint. Puppy and I became best friends at camp; he made camp 100 times better than I ever imagined it being.

Samuel 'Blondie' Jacobsen: I love watching the kids let go of all their stress and worries and just have fun with the other campers. They become the best support for each other and I love being able to watch that happen.

Christian 'Guac' Dahneke: Helping to teach a camper sudoku

Joslyn 'Euro' Empey: Two summers ago, I brought my fanny pack with a speaker in it, and my 12 year olds would run down the hill singing Mamma Mia all week long, and it was complete and utter bliss; like we were in the movie.

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

Brittani Hammer, Regional Program Director – brittani@kesem.org
Brittani Hammer, Regional Program Director – brittani@kesem.org

Brittani joined the Camp Kesem National team in 2017 as a Regional Program Director. She first became involved with Camp Kesem in 2012 as a counselor and continued on to become a Development Coordinator and Co-Director. Brittani loved volunteering as a part of Camp Kesem where she was able to apply concepts she had studied in the classroom and make an impact in the community. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a minor in Nonprofit Management. She is from Lakeport, California and currently resides in Orem, Utah.

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.

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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.