Camp Kesem at University of Vermont


Camp Kesem at University of Vermont is part of a nationwide Kesem community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond a parent’s cancer. Our mission is to support these children with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community. 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.

The flagship program of Kesem, Camp Kesem, operates 125 free summer camps across the country for children ages 6 to 18 who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem at University of Vermont was founded in 2016 and supports children in the New England area by providing a free week-long summer camp experience and year-round peer support. Camp Kesem at University of Vermont is operated by 50 student volunteers and serves 55 campers ages 6-18 per year.

In 2019, Kesem served more than 10,200 children coast-to-coast-all funded by generous donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners. Kesem is a federally registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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When running a virtual camp program, we broadcast fun activities to do as a family and large and small group live sessions with our counselors singing camp songs, playing fun games, and facilitating friendships that will last a lifetime.

Please check out our website or reach out via email with any questions or for more information.

Contact: Camp Kesem at University of Vermont

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