Camp Kesem provides a free, week-long summer camp experience for the children of cancer patients in the New England area. Our mission is two-fold: 1) To provide kids whose parents have or have had cancer with a summer camp experience that gives them a chance to be kids. Because Camp Kesem is free for all campers, it is accessible to those children who might otherwise not have the resources and opportunity to escape the stress and worries of their daily lives; 2) To allow college students to channel their passion for making a difference, while developing critical leadership skills for long-term social impact. Through the process of planning, recruiting, raising funds, and implementing camp programs, MIT students are afforded a real-world, hands-on opportunity to supplement their classroom learning. This work-based learning provides students with opportunities for personal and professional growth in areas such as leadership and teamwork which cannot be taught in the classroom.
We love hearing from members of the community who are interested in helping out with Camp Kesem!
Area of Interest: Non-academic areas
Program participant: Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, Other adults
Location: Cambridge (including MIT's Cambridge campus), Boston (city), U.S. locations outside Cambridge and Boston
Time Frame: Summer break