non-profit foundation Leo Buscaglia

"To offer hope and wholeness and to work toward reconciliation, empowerment and justice in our community through basic skills development, community and youth development, health services and urban leadership training".

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.

Campers and counselors singing their favorite camp song as loud as they can.

Camp Kesem counselors give campers the extra support and attention they need with a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio.

Boys hanging out outside of their cabin.

George Washington University’s summer camp counselors and campers.  

Camp Kesem gives kids a chance to laugh and just be kids.




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For more information, please contact Jeff Jordan at (310) 791-3144 or email: