our 62 chapters have raised


for summer 2015


Camp Kesem Rice University

$11,391.00 contributions
144 donors

Raised: $11391Remaining: $38609



Why do we Kesem?

There are over 1.7 million cancer cases diagnosed each year in the United States, and with over 3 million children affected by a parent's cancer, Camp Kesem seeks to recognize and embrace this often overlooked population. When a parent is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family is affected. Children may not appear sick, but for many of them, the joys and adventure of childhood are replaced with new responsibilities as well as feelings of anger, confusion, guilt, and the fear of losing a parent to cancer. These children suffer quietly, and Camp Kesem strives to address their needs and provide them with a free, week-long summer camp as well as year-long support. We work to create a network of campers, parents, counselors, and volunteers who understand the importance of allowing kids to simply be kids


Our Chapter


Camp Kesem Rice began in August of 2013 and recently held its first session of camp this past August. We are so excited to be able to open our camp to families in the greater Houston and Louisiana area! Our second session of our free, week-long camp will be in summer of 2015, and our goal is to serve 60 campers. Please watch this video that documents our amazing, inaugural camp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nCKHmSHIgY&spfreload=10.

We truly hope you will join us in supporting the often overlooked population of children who have been affected by a parent's cancer! For more information, check out our website: campkesem.org/rice. Feel free to direct any questions you might have about Camp Kesem to rice@campkesem.org. 

Shen L donated $100.00
Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:55 PM
Max L donated $100.00
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:40 PM
Elise M donated $25.00
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:36 AM
Frank J donated $75.00
Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:24 PM
Adrienne S donated $250.00
Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:27 AM
Marie B donated $30.00
Sunday, April 19, 2015 3:05 AM

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Updates and Donors' Comments

Max L4/22/2015 1:40:50 PM

Stacey, Wish this year's Camp Kesem another success! Max

Adrienne S4/19/2015 6:27:27 AM

Para nossa amiga, Maricota... que continue com a forca e alto astral! bjs

Marie B4/19/2015 3:05:00 AM

Love what you do!!

Dircene M4/16/2015 4:32:13 PM

Hi Maria! We are very proud of you and congratulate you for your work with the camp