Camp Kesem at BYU
Camp Kesem in Utah Valley supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. They are part of the largest national organization dedicated to this unique population – supporting children with modern, fun-filled programs that create a lasting community.
When a parent finds out they have cancer it affects the whole family, especially the children. The camp is often the only safe place where children can share their experiences of loss and grief with other kids who can relate to their feelings. This has a lasting impact on children by giving them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence, and strengthens their communication skills.
Camp Kesem is directed by students from Utah Valley who volunteer year-round to create, manage, and run their life changing programs. They provide a week-long, free summer camp and year-round support for children throughout Utah. To get your child involved, visit campkesem.org.
SelectHealth recognizes the lasting impact of Camp Kesem as another example of how Utah Gives Back.
Today’s Top Stories
- One person killed in wrong-way head-on collision on I-15 near Beck Street
- Bill would allow individuals to become teachers without a bachelor’s degree
- Utah mom shares grocery budgeting tips
- One person dead following a stabbing in Salt Lake City suspect still at large
- SLCPD arrest two people in connection to a Wednesday shooting
- Five Common Causes of Cervical Cancer – and What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk
- Eyeing retirement: How much money is enough after you leave a job?
- Suspect arrested and named, victim identified after shooting in Taylorsville
- Fake nursing diploma scheme in Florida; 25 arrested
- Two employees found unconscious at Northrop Grumman, died later at hospital