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Camp Kesem Saint Louis University

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine

Location

MSC # 2122 20 N Grand BlvdSaint Louis, MO 63103 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To support children through and beyond their parent's cancer with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasing community.

Description

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 60 free summer camps in 29 states for children ages 6 to 16 who have been touched by a parent's cancer. This camping experience has a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence, and strenthens their communication skills. In 2014, Camp Kesem served nearly 4,000 children coast-to-coast - all funded by generous donations from individuals and corporate support.

Camp Kesem Saint Louis University was founded in 2013 and supports 40 children in Saint Louis community by providing a week-long summer camp experience and year-long peer support. Camp Kesem SLU is operated by 35 student volunteers and serves 40 campers ages 6 to 16 each year.

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