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Serve at Camp Kesem this summer!

It is never too early to think about the summer!

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Photo courtesy of Camp Kesem Fresno State

Don’t have any plans for the summer yet? Let me help you.  Camp Kesem at Fresno State is looking for volunteers, counselors, and committee members to help during the summer.  Camp Kesem is a national organization that is focused on providing kids whose parents have been affected by cancer with a free, week-long camp where they can connect with other kids who have had similar experiences. Camp Kesem Fresno State is currently recruiting leaders from our very own campus to help these kids and make a week full of memories.  Let’s brings these kids our Fresno State spirit this summer!

Watch a little Kesem: 

Attend an informational meeting to learn more about how you can be involved with Camp Kesem. Come early and receive some FREE PIZZA!

November 09, 2015 – FFS 216a @ 5:30 p.m

For More information visit Camp Kesem online and find us on Instagram (CampKesem_CSUF) and Twitter (@CampKesem).

~Ambassador Evelyn

Pssst!  Read this great post about Camp Kesem Fresno State by Ambassador Alex, who served at the camp this past summer.

Camp Kesem Fresno State

In 2000, four college students decided to make a difference in their community. They wanted to change the lives of children and families coping with cancer. Their solution: to set up the first Camp Kesem – a student-run week-long summer camp for kids that have or have had cancer and their caregivers. In 2001, these Stanford students hosted their first camp and gave 37 children the opportunity to just be kids.

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The children who suffer from cancer do not always appear sick, but in reality, they are suffering tremendously and quietly. The effects are numerous – academic, social, emotional, and developmental. Before Camp Kesem, many of these kids were previously unreached and overlooked in their communities.

Camp Kesem is now a national community benefit organization, with 37 other chapters in different universities around the United States. A total of 8,489 kids have been positively affected by Camp Kesem. These positive effects include increasing a child’s confidence, self-esteem, and a network of support.

And now Fresno State has the opportunity to take part!

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Kids strategizing in a game with their camp counselor.

Camp Kesem Fresno State is currently a campus club, with the goal of having our first camp in the summer of 2015. As a club, we will manage a budget, market Camp Kesem to our community, develop community partnerships, and recruit counselors. We also have the opportunity to plan the camp program for the children.

In order to accomplish this, we must fundraise thousands of dollars, find a campsite, and work closely with others in the community who are passionate about this cause. 

The last piece of this puzzle is YOU. We want Fresno State students who are passionate about this issue to get involved with Camp Kesem. If you’re interested in Camp Kesem, would like to receive more information about it, and/or would like to join our team, send an email to: amandadelima@mail.fresnostate.edu
~Ambassador Amanda

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