Camp Kesem at the University of Miami, a nationwide community driven by passionate college student leaders that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer, is now accepting online applications for its free summer camp sessions. To learn more or to register a child, visit www.kesem.org.
In the summer of 2017, more than 7,200 children attended free summer camps during over 100 week-long sessions of Camp Kesem held at fun and exciting sites from coast-to-coast. Camp Kesem is organized locally in Miami by dedicated students from the University of Miami. In summer 2018 Camp Kesem at the University of Miami will host 140 campers, ages 6 to 18, from July 28 through Aug. 3 and from Aug. 5 through Aug. 12 at Camp Geneva.
Over 5 million children have been impacted by a parent’s cancer and Camp Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to this unique population. This camping experience and Kesem’s year-round support has a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence and strengthens their communication skills.
Children attending Camp Kesem at the University of Miami will participate in a host of fun activities, including Color Dust Wars, zip lining, kayaking, and more. Nightly “Cabin Chats” allow campers to open up to their peers and counselors.