Camp Kesem at Carnegie Mellon University

Supporting children through and beyond a parent's cancer.


About Us

Camp Kesem is a free, week-long overnight summer camp experience designed for children ages 6 to 18 who are impacted by a parent's cancer.

At camp, we focus on creating fun experiences that help these children escape - even if for a short time - the challenges of coping with a parent├óÔé¼Ôäós cancer diagnosis.
Campers find adventure and creativity, build trust in themselves, and create new friendships. Many children say that Camp Kesem is the best week of the year, and we agree!