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Camp Kesem Vanderbilt

About Us

Camp Kesem Vanderbilt was founded in 2011 and will host its first camp July 22-27, 2012 at NaCoMe Camp and Conference Center in Pleasantville, TN.

The camp is open to children aged 6-13 whose parents have or have had cancer.

To donate or to learn more, visit our website at www.campkesem.org/vanderbilt.

Description of Camp Kesem from the national website:

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.

Our Purpose

Camp Kesem empowers college student leaders nationwide to create free, life-changing summer camps for children affected by a parent’s cancer.

The Need

There are 1.7 million cancer cases a year in the United States that affect individuals and their families. The support is there for grown-ups; but the special emotional needs of children of adult cancer patients have been overlooked. Simply put: kids are often left to deal with these personal tragedies on their own; and if parents themselves are struggling with illness, their sons and daughters frequently miss the simple joys of childhood.

Camp Kesem Vanderbilt was founded in 2011 and will host its first camp July 22-27, 2012 at NaCoMe Camp and Conference Center in Pleasantville, TN.

The camp is open to children aged 6-13 whose parents have or have had cancer.

To donate or to learn…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Family
  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Volunteering

Location

  • Nashville, TN 37235

Current listings by Camp Kesem Vanderbilt

Volunteer OpportunitiesLocationDate Posted
Volunteer Summer Camp Mental Health Professional - 1 WeekNashville, TNMay 19, 2019

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