The mission of Camp Kesem is to provide a student-run summer camp program for children who have or had a parent with cancer, where campers build self-esteem and gain support from peers facing similar challenges. With a camper-counselor ratio of 2:1, campers receive the special attention and support that they would not receive at a regular summer camp. However, Camp Kesem is not therapeutic and campers enjoy fun camp activities such as nature, sports, arts and crafts, and more! Camp Kesem is open to all children in the Southeastern Michigan area between the ages of 6 and 13, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, or financial status. The Teen Program is open to teens ages 14-16 and focuses on leadership building and community activism in addition to camp activities. Camp Kesem is provided free of charge to all families. Contact Camp Kesem at email@example.com for more information, or visit www.campkesem.org/chapters/michigan.