Camp Kesem at MIT

Camp Kesem is a student-run organization that strives to support kids ages 6-18 through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Our MIT chapter will offer its thirteenth annual week-long summer camp in August 2019, open to 230 campers from the northeast. Our camp is offered free of charge to our families and is open to any 6-18 year old who has been impacted by a parent’s cancer.

We are one of over 100 active Camp Kesem chapters throughout the United States, and our program is staffed by student volunteers from MIT, all of whom have undergone extensive volunteer training. As a national organization, Camp Kesem has over 15 years of experience bringing quality programs that have a significant impact on children and families. Camp Kesem offers families a chance for their kids to take a break from the stresses of their everyday lives to just be kids again, and it gives them an incredibly loving, supportive, and understanding community that is available all year long.