Camp Kesem

Our Mission:
At our core, we are driven by the mission to provide unwavering support to children navigating the challenges of their parent’s cancer journey and beyond. Our commitment is realized through the implementation of innovative, fun-filled programs that not only uplift but also cultivate a lasting sense of community.

Our Activities:

  1. Friends and Family Day:
    Immerse yourself in the warmth of camaraderie at our Friends and Family Day—an extraordinary event tailored for Camp Kesem campers. Set against the backdrop of Yale’s campus, this day offers a perfect opportunity to reunite with familiar faces, forge new friendships, and engage in a plethora of activities. From games and sports to team-bonding exercises, the day is brimming with joy. Our dedicated volunteers, including both returning and prospective Camp Kesem counselors, are instrumental in creating an atmosphere where laughter and connection thrive.
  2. Giving Tuesday:
    Step into the heartbeat of Kesem’s largest fundraiser—Giving Tuesday. This event is not just about fundraising; it’s a vibrant showcase of our commitment to making a difference. Our presence on campus is marked by engaging fundraising events and community activities that transcend the ordinary. Every penny raised during Giving Tuesday is a step towards our goal of ensuring that Camp Kesem remains a haven, accessible to all campers without any financial barriers.

Student Leaders:

Meet the passionate leaders steering the ship:

  • Melanie Nguyen: Co-Coordinator/Co-President
  • Shea Hinojosa: Co-Coordinator/Co-President
  • Victoria Gasca: Co-Coordinator/Co-President

Together, we are united in our dedication to creating a supportive and empowering environment for children facing the challenges of a parent’s cancer journey. Join us on this impactful journey of resilience, compassion, and community building.

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