Camp Kesem Princeton

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Camp Kesem Princeton
Camp Kesem Princeton

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
8/9/2020 - 8/14/2020

Innabah Camp and Retreat Center

712 Pughtown Rd

Spring City, PA 19475

Week 2 Session
Week 3 Session

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

12/7/2019

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Spring Friends + Family Day

04/11/2020

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Make the Magic

4/18/2020

Jules Romo Rabinowitz Building

339 Washington Rd, Princeton, NJ 08544

Tickets Available

Meet the Team

Maddie 'Moose' Wu: Hey friends!!!! I’m Maddie “Moose” Wu, and I am from the great state of Michigan! I’m majoring in East Asian Studies with a minor in musical theatre.  On campus, I am involved in Club Soccer, lots of theatre, and of course, Kesem! I absolutely LOVE Kesem, and I am super excited to lead the chapter this year with Coco! I cannot wait to welcome all of our campers this year!

Nasir 'Coco' Ismael: Hi I’m Nasir “Coco” Ismael and I’m a Junior from London, England majoring in Spanish and Portuguese. On campus, I am involved with CHASE, Big Sibs and Campus Dining, but my main focus is on Camp Kesem! This is my third year at Kesem, and I am so incredibly excited to be Co-Director with Moose this year! Camp is my favourite week of the year, every year and I cannot wait to see all my campers again!

Anthony 'Cubby' Chen: I’m Anthony (Cubby) Chen from Morgantown, West Virginia. I’m a senior at Princeton University studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. On campus I also enjoy being a part of Princeton’s BodyHype and Triple 8 Dance Companies. This is my fourth year being involved with Camp Kesem and I am so excited!

Jena 'Jell-O' Yun: Hi!! I’m Jena “Jell-O” Yun, a junior from New York City studying Molecular Biology. On campus, I am also part of University Student Government (USG) and the Princeton Blood Drive. I also love playing tennis and taking photographs. This is my first year with Camp Kesem and I can’t wait to serve as one of the AMPR coordinators!

Jenna 'Athena' Shaw: Hi, I’m Athena (Theenz for short), and I’m a senior from Marlton, New Jersey.  I study in the Woodrow Wilson School with a focus on environmental policy, and I’m also on the women’s club soccer team. I’ve been a development coordinator since I joined Camp Kesem Princeton as a freshman, and I’m excited (but also sad) for my last year with the organization!

Rachel 'Abu' Kulchar: Hey:) my name is Rachel and I’m a freshman from San Diego, California. I’m planning on doing the pre-med neuroscience path where I hope to one day be a pediatrician and do non-profit work at possibly an orphanage in a different country. I really enjoy spending time with kids, going to the beach, getting to learn more about people, eating food, and sleeping.

Nancy  'Marvel' Tran: Hi everyone! I’m Nancy “Marvel” Tran and I’m a sophomore from South Plainfield, New Jersey. Here at Princeton, I plan to major in chemistry and pursue a career in medicine after I graduate. Some things I do outside of academics is volunteer as an EMT

Cindy 'Charm' Cheng: This will be my first year being part of Camp Kesem! I am super excited to meet all the campers and get to know their experiences in a fun and safe environment!

Krystal 'Star' Cohen: With a passion for education equality, I’m heavily involved with Community House and serve as the project leader of CHASE, an afterschool program for local low-income high school students. In my spare time, you’ll find me dancing, failing at yoga or repeatedly listening to the Hamilton soundtrack. I’m super excited to be a part of the Kesem team this year and can’t wait to meet the kiddos!

Alison 'Sunshine' Chang: Hello! My name is Alison “Sunshine” Chang, and I’m a senior hailing from sunny Southern California -- hence my love for the sun. Other loves include the beautiful outdoors, interacting with children, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (pictured), journaling, John Mayer, acai bowls, and being able to witness all four seasons at Princeton. Here, I am majoring in the Medical Anthropology track with a certificate in Global Health Policy. I also play on the women’s golf team, so much of my time is split between Springdale Golf Club and the campus. I can’t wait to tackle the exciting year ahead and help organize an amazing camp for the kids in my last year at Princeton.

Cecilia 'Smilez' Kim: Hello! My name is Cecilia “Smilez” Kim, and I’m from Vancouver, Canada. I am a freshman at Princeton intending on majoring in Chemistry and pursuing certificates in Neuroscience and Global Health Policy. Beyond the classroom, I am involved in the taekwondo club, the Princeton Nursery Program, the Pace Council for Civic values, and of course, Camp Kesem! I am so excited to learn more about and help spread the Kesem love this year!

Jack 'Biscuit' Allen: Hi guys! My name is Biscuit, and I’m a junior from Manchester, England. 2020 will be my second year with CK Princeton, and I’m so excited to be serving as Operations Coordinator again to make camp incredible! Outside of Camp Kesem, I play field hockey, write food and arts reviews for The Prospect, and am involved with the Princeton US China Coalition. I can’t wait to spread more CK love and am already counting down the days till camp!

Adelina 'Zelda' Rolea: Hey hey! My name is Adelina, but all the cool kids call me Zelda.  I’m a sophomore from Hagerstown, Maryland, and I’m planning on studying molecular biology and global health. Educational equity is also very important to me--on campus, I’m involved with Matriculate and First-Generation Low-Income Council. This is my second year with Kesem, and I’m beyond excited to serve as Treasurer! I’m thrilled to help make camp as great as possible for our amazing kiddos.

Sowon 'Crush' Lee: Hey! I’m Sowon “Crush” Lee from Ventura, California and I am currently a freshman intending to major in Economics and pursue a certificate in Finance. When I’m not running around campus for Habitat for Humanity, PNKHR, Prince business team, and Envision, you can catch me surfing the waves back home, kickboxing, and occasionally cheering in the crowd at ice hockey games! I am beyond thrilled to be part of the Kesem family and cannot wait to meet the kiddos!

Allen 'Maui' Kong: HEY HEY! I’m Allen Kong, aka the one and only Maui :) I am from the small island of Guam, and I am studying Pre-Med Anthropology on campus, learning about all the different kinds of communities and cultures that make up who a person is. I love cooking, eating, jamming (I play three instruments!), free diving at a beach, and getting slapped in the face with a pancake at camp. I am ABSOLUTELY thrilled to be serving as one of the Volunteer Coordinators this year! I hope to make this camp even better than last year, and I can’t wait to see everyone at camp again this summer!

Tatijana 'Sweet Tea' Stewart: I'm excited to connect with all of the wonderful volunteers and campers that make up Kesem Princeton as we prepare for Camp 2020!

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

The original funding to launch Camp Kesem at Princeton University was generously provided by Novartis, and Cecily Cameron and Derek Schrier.

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

Eliza Doll, Regional Program Director – eliza.doll@kesem.org
Eliza Doll, Regional Program Director – eliza.doll@kesem.org

Eliza joined the Camp Kesem National team as a Regional Program Director in November 2018. She first joined Camp Kesem while attending Michigan State University, where she served as an Alumni, Marketing, and PR Coordinator for one year and an Outreach Coordinator for two years. As an alum, she's also served as a Camp Advisor for five Kesem chapters. Eliza has previously worked and volunteered in disability respite care, refugee services, and parent education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from Michigan State in May 2017 and plans to obtain her Master of Social Work with a focus in Mental Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eliza is originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, and plans to relocate to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

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.