Here is what one parent said after her children attended camp this past summer:
Camp Kesem University of Oregon was founded in 2011 with 30 campers and now we are on to our FOURTH YEAR! It wouldn't be possible without all of your kind support.
Yesterday I picked up (my children) from Camp Kesem... It was all I could do to keep from completely falling apart and crying like a baby! The glow on my kids' faces, the stories, the energy and enthusiasm from the counselors. It was completely overwhelming.
When people talk about "kids of this generation" and criticize them, they clearly have not met the kids who run this camp. Had they met these kids, they would have said "Wow!!!!! This is an AMAZING generation - I can't wait to see what they do next!"
I normally don't have trouble writing - but honestly, I just don't have the words to express my thanks enough. My cancer continues to slowly grow. Eventually I will likely die from it. But when I do go, I will know I've done all I can to try to soften the blow - and Camp Kesem will have been a huge part of helping my children deal with my death.
We cannot wait to make even more memories and magic this summer!