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Our mission is two-fold: To provide children affected by a parent’s cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp community that recognizes and understands their unique needs. To empower college students to make a difference and build invaluable leadership skills by developing and managing every aspect of their Camp Kesem chapter.

Website http://campkesem.org/richmond/
Category Service & Social Impact
Keywords service, children, camp
President/Co-president/Chair's Name

Marissa Parker

President/Co-president/Chair's Email
Co-President #2 Name

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Dinesh Lal

Co-President's Email

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Treasurer/Money Manager's Name

Skylar Gray

Treasurer/Money Manager's Email
NEXT Election/Transition Date

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August 2014

Primary Campus Advisor's Name

Paula Lessem

Primary Campus Advisor's Email
Primary Campus Advisor's Department

Biology

Organization's Purpose

Camp Kesem provides a free summer camp experience for children whose parent has or has had cancer. The one-week sleep away camp is a chance for 6-16 year-olds to have a fun-filled week to just be kids. Camp Kesem focuses on giving campers an incredible week which they will remember for the rest of their lives while providing the extra support and attention that they need. Our regular camp is for ages 6-13, and we also have an Adventure Camp for ages 14-16.

Organizational Email Address

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Frequency of Organization Meetings/ Practices

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weekly

General Meeting/ Practice Day

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Monday

General Meeting/ Practice Time

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9:00 PM

Selection/ Tryout Process

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No selection for general membership. To be a counselor and/or a coordinator there is an application and interview process. Counselor selection occurs throughout the spring semester, coordinator selection occurs in the first month of the fall semester.

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