Camp Kesem (Richmond, VA)

Name

  • Name:Dwight Ramseran

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Camp Kesem
  • Address:UR 21, 28 Westhampton Way
    Richmond, VA 23173
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:8452641748

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Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • Camp Kesem supports the often-overlooked population of children affected by a parent’s cancer through a national network of summer camps run by passionate college student leaders.

    CK University of Richmond was founded in 2009 to provide a safe, supportive, and fun summer camp experience to local children whose parents have died from cancer, are in treatment for cancer, or are in remission from cancer.

  • Overview:
  • In 2014 alone, Camp Kesem Richmond empowered 66 campers and over 30 student volunteers. During the school year, students plan the camp schedule, train to be camp counselors, work with eligible families in the community, and raise funds to ensure camp is free for all involved.
    This upcoming year, Camp Kesem will be held during August 2015 in Goochland, VA.Our goal is to secure enough funds and volunteer help to bring eighty kids to camp this summer.The 6-18 year olds who attend our week-long camp will have the unique opportunity to develop friendships with peers facing similar challenges and gain a support network of over 32 caring, well-trained volunteers.

  • History:
  • Our Camp Kesem chapter at the University of Richmond was founded in 2009 during which we hosted 25 campers. We operate as part of the umbrella organization of Camp Kesem National which was incorporated in 2003.

  • Year established:2009
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:
  • Advisory board size:6
  • Staff size:12

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
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