our 62 chapters have raised


for summer 2015


Camp Kesem Virginia Commonwealth University

$6,816.00 contributions
179 donors

Raised: $6816Remaining: $43184

Kesem (n.): magic; the ability to change a life; an agent of growth; the unique power that transformes kids into Camp Kesem campers
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.

With 1.7 million cancer cases a year in the United States, there are more than 3 million kids affected by a parent’s cancer and Camp Kesem recognizes and embraces this often-overlooked population of children. Because they don’t appear sick, their needs are often over looked and they suffer quietly, leading to academic, social, emotional, and developmental problems.

Camp Kesem helps these children by empowering student leaders from across the nation to plan free summer camps for kids affected by their parent's cancer.  We give them the opportunity to let go of their adult-sized worries to just enjoy being a kid for one week in the summer while holding reunions throughout the year to support our camper families.

Last summer was CKVCU's very first year being a part of Camp Kesem.  We effectively raised $23,000 and held a five-day-long camp with 28 incredible campers.  This year we have a goal of more than double what we raised last year at $50,000 to pay for a seven-day-long camp with 50 incredible campers at Camp Brethren Woods in Harrisonburg, VA August 9-15.

Please consider donating to our page as we pursue these goals.  No gift is too small.  We are thankful and blessed to be given the opportunity to be a part of the Camp kesem family and participate in an amazing organization with such profound impacts on our campers, their families and even us as counselors.


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Sulman M donated $50.00
Friday, March 27, 2015 5:11 PM
by Anonymous donated $250.00
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:39 PM
Nikolaus R donated $40.00
Friday, March 27, 2015 10:39 AM
Clarissa T donated $15.00
Friday, March 27, 2015 9:03 AM
by Anonymous donated $50.00
Friday, March 27, 2015 8:19 AM
Derek T donated $50.00
Friday, March 27, 2015 3:42 AM

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Updates and Donors' Comments

Jennifer B3/27/2015 2:54:59 AM

Happy Birthday Ashley - Jen and Karen

Ann Marie L3/27/2015 1:34:48 AM

Thank you Erin for volunteering at this camp! You will be great!

Susan R3/27/2015 12:15:51 AM

What a wonderful opportunity to help those in need. Thank you Erin!

Dana J3/26/2015 12:40:46 AM

Good luck, I hope you make your goal!