Welcome Friends of
Camp Kesem Stony Brook!
Magic. Starts. Here.
Why Camp Kesem?
There are almost 3 million children that live with a parent affected by cancer and even more who’ve lost a parent to it. When parents struggle with illness, their children frequently miss the simple joys of childhood. These children suffer from isolation, fear and depression, all of which negatively impact their academic and social success for years to come. Simply put, the emotional needs of these children have been overlooked for far too long. Our mission is to provide these children with a supportive and lifelong camp community that recognizes and understands their unique needs. We ultimately want to let these children be kids again and bring magic back into their lives.
We’re excited! How about you?
Over the past summer, Camp Kesem Stony Brook, as one of the newest chapters of Camp Kesem, was able to host its first camp and open its arms to 52 campers. And by all measures, it was a huge success! There were plenty of arts crafted, 'smores eaten, camp songs sung, and laughs laughed. Most importantly though, lives were changed that week. The kids that came off the bus during that first day of camp were very different from the ones that left on the last day.
Time for Round Two!
After having such an amazing camp experience the first time around, we can’t wait to make our secondyear even more successful! There is still an overwhelming need for these children and we hope to serve as many of them as possible. We can’t even begin to imagine doing this though without first expanding, which is why Camp Kesem Stony Brook is excited to be hosting 100 campers next year. We can’t do this though without raising our fundraising goal from $50,000 to $100,000 in order to support these campers and our volunteer-based staff for one magical week. You can help make a difference though by donating today and becoming a Friend of Camp Kesem Stony Brook!
To donate via check, please write out all checks to “Camp Kesem Stony Brook” and mail to:
Camp Kesem Stony Brook
Student Activities Center, Room 218
Stony Brook, NY 11794
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If you want to find out more about CK Stony Brook or the organization as a whole, please visit us at www.campkesem.org/stonybrook