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Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem in Utah Valley Director

April 2018 • Provo, UT

What I liked

Camp Kesem is a free week-long summer camp for children whose parents have cancer and it was awesome to not only relate to them, but work as a team with 15 other college students to help get 230 kids to camp. I was able to use a lot of various skills to help me create and build on my leadership skills, teamwork, business management, communication, PR/marketing and a lot of other various aspects. It helped in a lot of ways to prepare me for future work endeavors. I loved working with others and their various talents, to all come together and work on this common goal. I loved being able to see the growth and development of an individual as well as all of my team as a whole.

What I wish was different

I worked more one on one with adults.

Advice

It is totally amazing and can really help you grow, I would advice someone to really open up their heart and mind to what Kesem can offer and see how much it can truly benefit you.
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Camp Kesem LSU Outreach Coordinator

August 2018 • Baton Rouge, LA

What I liked

I liked that I was able to raise awareness with the community about all the amazing free year-long resources Camp Kesem provides to children who have/had a parent has/had cancer.

What I wish was different

Advice

Most definitely join Camp Kesem because it is a wonderful experience.
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Camp Counselor

August 2016 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

Being able to engage with the children and help them through their struggles. Getting to work with national level volunteers for Camp Kesem, shows that what we do as a chapter really has an impact.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Simply listening is the best thing you can you do sometimes.
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Camp Counselor

July - August 2019 • Tallahassee, FL

What I liked

It is a life changing experience with many areas of development

What I wish was different

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Camp Counselor

June 2019 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

This was a magical experience that helped me grow as a person and learn so much that I can take with me for the rest of my life.

What I wish was different

nothing!

Advice

apply! you won't regret it
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Camp Counselor

June 2019 • Prescott, AZ

What I liked

I really like this job because my teammates were great to work with and everyone was well organized.

What I wish was different

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Camp Counselor

June 2019 • Mccall, ID

What I liked

I loved being involved with an organization that invests show much time to show that they care.

What I wish was different

I wish I had gotten involved sooner.

Advice

Be all in! Have no regrets!
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Camp Counselor

June - July 2019 • St. Paul, IN

What I liked

Spending time with the campers

What I wish was different

The break schedule for counselors

Advice

Let yourself have as much fun as you can, the camp will be over sooner than you think
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Camp Counselor

April 2019 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

Camp Kesem fostered an empowering environment to offer to support for children who have been affected by a parent's cancer. The cause is amazing and as a counselor, you really see the impact and grow from it yourself. These children are resilient and I am proud to be a part of the organization with like-minded caring individuals.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Camp Counselor

June 2019 • Northern Arizona University, AZ

What I liked

Camp Kesem is a nationwide organization that supports children through and beyond their parents cancer. This camp for children ages 6yrs -18yrs is a fun filled, stress free and empowering week of camp at no cost to the parents. The opportunity to directly help the kids to laugh, create happy memories, connect with others, feel understood and become stronger continues beyond just the one week at camp but rather lasts for a lifetime. As a camp counselor I was able to be a leader, coach, comedian, mentor, friend and more importantly learned to become a better version of myself. Camp Kesem is family; Stronger Together-Stronger Forever!

What I wish was different

That I knew about this organization in the beginning of my college years. That there would be more support given by the university. I believe with Northern Arizona University’s full backing and financial support we would be able to help more children and have one of the top successful programs of our country.

Advice

Camp Kesem is truly an unforgettable and life-changing experience for everyone involved! Talk to any of my co-Counselors and nearly every one will say that they get more out of Camp Kesem than they give. I believe every college student however much they can should volunteer for this amazing organization.
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Camp Kesem Counselor

May 2019 • Tooele, UT

What I liked

I loved working with these kids at camp and learning from them. It’s always a blast to spend a whole week with them!

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

This is a great opportunity for service and leadership opportunities. It’s for a great cause, to help kids whose parents are either battling or have battled cancer.
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Camp Counselor

August 2017 - November 2018 • Tooele, UT

What I liked

I liked being able to uplift my campers lives and provide them with a great experience!

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more male counselors because it was hard being short handed at times.

Advice

Be there for the kids, don’t be there for yourself.
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Camp Counselor

July 2018 • Lake, MI

What I liked

I loved the entire experience and the organization. Camp Kesem MSU is a very fullfilling time and it means so much to every kid at the camp. They are happy to see you and hope you return.

What I wish was different

Nothing much, maybe some organizational things. But overall it was fantastic

Advice

Commit, and you won't regret it. Also, fundraise as much money as possible
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Counselor

July 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

I loved being able to work with kids and gain leadership skills by being in charge of a cabin. I worked with teens, which allowed me to be a mentor to younger individuals and act as a role model.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more ability to learn about what was going on behind the scenes and how everything was organized from a corporate / exec board level.

Advice

Don't be afraid to act as a leader and take on new challenges to inspire others!
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