PROGRAMS + RESOURCES
Camp Kesem is a free, week-long overnight summer camp experience designed for children ages 6-18 who are impacted by a parent's cancer.
At camp, we focus on creating fun experiences that help these children escape - even if for a short time - the challenges of coping with a parent's cancer diagnosis.
Campers find adventure and creativity, build trust in themselves, and create new friendships. Many children say that Camp Kesem is the best week of the year, and we agree!
Warm Welcome provides every child a welcome package of materials to immediately include all families into our greater community in a personal and supportive way.
Kesem By Your Side provides customized, personal support for children through the many challenges associated with a parent or guardian’s cancer journey including difficult news, recurrence, loss, and anniversaries. This opt-in support service is developed on a case-by-case basis in a collaborative partnership between parents/guardians and local chapters.
Special Deliveries provides all children with personalized greetings, such as birthday cards, delivered either by traditional or electronic mail to remind all Kesem families that they are a part of our community.
Friends + Family Days are generally twice a year, bringing together existing and interested camper families, Kesem student leaders and alumni, and local supporters for a day of activities, fun, celebration, and community building.
- Santa Clara University: Camp Del Oro
- Stanford University: Camp at Redwood Glen
- UC Berkeley: Camp Del Oro
- UC Davis: Camp Sugar Pine
- UC Santa Cruz: YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake
- University of San Francisco: Camp at Redwood Glen