Camp Kesem Sacramento

Important Dates

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Camp Sessions

Week 1 Session
6/13/2020 - 6/18/2020

Camp Lodestar

6135 Blue Mountain Rd

Wilseyville, CA 95257

Week 2 Session
Week 3 Session

Friends + Family Days

Fall Friends + Family Day

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Spring Friends + Family Day

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Make the Magic

Tickets Available

Meet the Team

Meagan 'River ' Nachand: My favorite Kesem memory is the first time that I attended camp. I was a scared camper, but when I got to camp my counselor started talking to me right away. We sang camp songs and played games, I felt safe. Right then I knew my life would change.

Hailey "Fada" Milsaps: I am looking forward to a successful first year of camp! I can’t wait to meet everyone and show you all what Kesem truly is about. I look forward to spreading love and smiles with my team in every way we can.

Diana "WonderWoman" Jacob: As I have just started alongside members of Kesem who have attended camp, understanding the passion they carry for the organization. I, as well, with the timeframe that I have had to spend with Kesem members have been the best times

Shay Jelicich: This year at Camp Kesem I am looking forward to having so much fun with the campers, engaging in activities, and making memories. When I was twelve I attended camp myself and I am so excited to have the opportunity to be a Camp Counselor.

Brianna 'Robin ' Morales: I am really looking forward to getting camp planned and bonding more with my fellow coordinators.

Janalyn "Diamond" Narciza: I am looking forward to working with everyone and making Kesem fun!

Tyrell 'Schnitzel' Frederick: I'm looking forward to serving my community and doing positive things for people all across Sacramento county by giving them positive memories to look back on.

Lea Mulan "Apricot" Clark: I look forward to helping out!

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

Meag Donnelly, Regional Program Director –

Meag Donnelly, Regional Program Director –

Meag joined Camp Kesem at West Virginia University in the chapter’s inaugural year in 2015 as an Outreach Coordinator. In the years to follow, she served as an Alumni, Marketing & PR Coordinator, followed by Co-Director her senior year. She also served as a Camp Advisor for the University of Kansas and University of Arkansas in the summer of 2018. She joined the Camp Kesem National team in August 2018 as a Regional Program Director. Meag graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing with a minor in Business Administration from WVU. She currently resides in Bonita Springs, Florida.

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.

Warm Welcome

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

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.

Special Deliveries

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

Online Resources

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