What is Camp Kesem?
Camp Kesem provides children affected by a parent’s cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp community that recognizes and understands their unique needs. The one-week sleep away camps are a chance for children aged 6 to 16 to have fun and just be kids. Everything we do at Camp Kesem focuses on our goal of giving campers the best week of their lives while also providing the extra support and attention they need.
There are 1.7 million cancer cases a year in the United States that affect individuals and their families. The support is there for those with cancer, but the special emotional needs of children of adult cancer patients have been overlooked. Simply put, kids are often left to deal with these personal tragedies on their own, and if parents themselves are struggling with illness, their sons and daughters frequently miss the simple joys of childhood.
About our camp
Our camp will be held from August 16-21st at Camp Kweebec. Busing will be provided for free as well. For more info visit our About our camp page here.
- For any questions or inquiries please email us at Centralpa@campkesem.org