It is estimated that over 5 million children in the U.S. are impacted by a parent’s cancer. Kesem is a national organization dedicated to this unique population, and for many children a Camp Kesem experience is a life-changing event–placing them in a community of children with similar experiences and a safe and welcoming environment to have fun and rediscover their childhood. Camp Kesem at The University of Michigan is a free camp experience, located at the YMCA Camp Copneconic in Fenton, offered in two week-long sessions: August 4-9 and August 12-17. The camp is for children who have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent undergoing cancer treatment, or whose parent is a cancer survivor. Campers are accepted to the camp on a rolling basis.
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