our 54 chapters have raised

$425,805

for summer 2014

I am a fundraiser for

Camp Kesem University of Georgia


Raised: $950Remaining: $50

If I could dream up the most perfect week of my life, it would not even come close to the experience I had as a counselor this summer at Camp Kesem UGA! I will be the first to tell anyone that Camp Kesem is, and always will be, the best thing I have ever been a part of. Arriving at camp, counselors and kids were so nervous and anxious to see what the week at camp would bring. As the little girls in my cabin began to unpack their things and get settled in, it was hard to believe that the camp we had been working towards all year was finally here! It did not take long for bonds to be forged and for the girls to become much more than just my campers. In just one week, all of the campers and counselors became a special Kesem family. Our activities every day kept us so busy and having so much fun, especially jumping off of the blob in the lake and constantly singing camp songs! What really impacted me the most were our cabin chats each night. Being able to have serious, in-depth talks with the campers made me realize so quickly that these kids are so wise and mature beyond their years. Not only have our Kesem campers gone through so much at such young ages, but they have learned to cope with it in ways that I know I would not be able to handle. Cancer has taken pieces of these children’s childhoods, and it brought so much joy to me to be able to remind them all what it is like to just be kids again, forgetting about stress and remembering what it means to be care-free. Though everything we do is for our campers, I can say that Camp Kesem has affected me in ways that I never would have imagined before! I have learned so much from my experiences at camp, and I would not trade them for anything in the world. I love each and every counselor and camper as if they were my own family, and in our own special way, I know that they are. Camp Kesem will always be such a huge part of my heart, and I cannot wait to get back to Camp Kesem 2014 to spend the best week of the year with returning and new campers!

Joyce L donated $250.00
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:33 AM
Matthew T donated $50.00
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:11 PM
Mom and Dad C donated $100.00
Monday, March 10, 2014 11:05 AM
Ellen and Marty D donated $500.00
Sunday, March 09, 2014 4:51 PM
Phyllis M donated $50.00
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 5:53 PM

Updates and Donors' Comments

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Joyce L3/26/2014 8:33:00 AM

We are so proud of you Lindsay. We love you lots and lots. Gramma, Big Ciocia, Ciocia Cary & Uncle Carl, Ciocia Di & Uncle Bruce, Your Mom

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Matthew T3/12/2014 10:11:00 PM

Good luck with your fundraising, Merle!

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Mom and Dad C3/10/2014 11:05:00 AM

We are so proud of you and all that you do for these kids. We love you so very much!

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Ellen and Marty D3/9/2014 4:51:00 PM

Ciocia Ellen and Uncle Marty are so very proud of you God-daughter. You are truly an angel. We love you.