Camp Kesem is a national organization that supports children who have a parent or caregiver affected by cancer. There are individual chapters at colleges and universities all across the country, including our very own chapter at Princeton! Each summer, we provide a free one-week camp for our campers ages 6-17. During the school year, we focus on fundraising in order to ensure there is no financial burden on our campers’ families. Camp Kesem also prioritizes diversity, equity, and Iinclusion in order to create a safe and supportive space where all feel welcomed.
We all know we get busy during the academic year, and one of the best parts of Camp Kesem Princeton is that the time commitment is up to you. You can choose to serve on our executive board, one of our committees, apply to be a counselor for camp, or a combination of these options. See our list of open positions (and corresponding time commitments).
For safety reasons, camp this past summer was held online in a format called Kesem @ Home! Conducted all through Zoom, we put on a camp with a record 64 campers, 15 core board members, and 30 more counselors and general body members. Assembled by our board members, each camper and counselor received their very own K@H kit, complete with s’mores, a gardening kit, and a wide variety of arts and crafts materials. If we are unable to provide in-person camp this year, we will be working toward making our next virtual K@H even better than our successful first run!
Where: Remote and/or off-campus at Camp Johnsonburg