Camp Kesem


Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders,
that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.

Camp Kesem serves children who have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent undergoing cancer treatment, or whose parent is a cancer survivor – an estimated population of over 5 million children in the United States.


Camp Kesem runs over 90 weeks of fun, action-packed and 100% free-of-charge camps from coast-to-coast every summer. Serving children ages 6 to 16, campers experience a warm and loving environment with other children who have similar life experiences. This community – as most of the campers experience – provides the foundation for confidence building, improved communication skills, enhanced life outlook and attitude.