Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem at Yale was founded in 2013 to support children and youth in the greater Connecticut community whose families have been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Run by about 80 student volunteers, Camp Kesem welcomes 140 youth ages 6–18 per year to attend a week-long summer camp. This camping experience has a lasting impact on youth by providing them with a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence, and strengthens their communication skills.