Camp Kesem at Princeton

by manisha

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates over 100 free summer camps across the country for children ages 6 to 18 who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer. Kesem programs have a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence and strengthens their communication skills. Camp Kesem Princeton serves families throughout New Jersey who are affected by cancer. We spend the school year planning and fundraising to make camp a reality for our deserving families. Our program also provides year-around support to families in the form of birthday cards, camper reunions, and organizing assistance for families struggling with a diagnosis.

Contacts: Mikaela Bankston ( and Ruby Guo (

When: Saturday afternoons. Our service project occurs one week during the summer, typically the last full week of August at Camp Johnsonburg.

Where: On-campus generally in Frist. Off-campus at Camp Johnsonburg