Cancer Resources

Camp Kesem – University of Minnesota

Gilda's Club Twin Cities July 15, 2019

Camp Kesem serves children who have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent undergoing cancer treatment, or whose parent is a cancer survivor.

Visit the Camp Kesem – U of M Website

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 over 100 free summer camps in 40 states for children ages 6 to 18 who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer.

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.

In 2017, Camp Kesem served over 7,200 children coast-to-coast – all funded by generous donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.

Camp Kesem at University of Minnesota was founded in 2011 and supports children by providing a free week-long summer camp experience and year-round peer support. Camp Kesem at University of Minnesota is operated by 65 student volunteers and serves 160 campers ages 6-18 per year.