Cullowhee, NC – Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s cancer, at no cost to families. Our innovative and fun-filled programs provide children with peers who understand their unique needs, and create long-lasting impact.

The true power of Kesem comes from empowering passionate college student volunteers to become leaders in their own local communities. We are proud to continually invest in training, support, and leadership development opportunities for our student leaders, as they prepare to provide life-changing experiences for our families nationwide.

Camp Kesem at Western Carolina University announces the chapter’s camp will be taking place June 20-25. 2021. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, Kesem National has opted for all camps to take place online. Camp Kesem is a summer camp and year-round support system for children ages 6-18 through and beyond their parent or guardian’s cancer.

Any interested families are welcome to attend Friends and Family Day on April 24, from 10-12, and anybody hoping to share information with their community (religious leaders, school counselors, etc), parents and children are encouraged to join.

To RSVP for the April 24th event, please follow to do so. To sign up for June 20-25 camp, the camper application is online at

The national website can be reached at, and Western’s chapter website is

For more information or questions, please email: [email protected].