Summer Fun for Families Affected by Cancer

February 20th, 2018

As the Outreach Coordinator for UNC-Chapel Hill’s chapter of Camp Kesem, Gabe Gonzalez, longtime Granite Falls Camp Counselor, is looking for any families that would be interested in attending Camp Kesem, a weeklong summer camp for kids with parents who currently have or have had cancer.

The organization is entirely run by college students who, as counselors, put on an incredible experience for the kids, allowing them to engage in activities such as archery, kayaking, swimming, and of course, s’mores by a campfire. The entire experience is absolutely FREE for the families and completely fundraised by the counselors over the academic year (check out Gabe’s fundraising page). Camp Kesem is meant to serve as an escape of sorts from whatever the kids are dealing with emotionally at home.

This year, they are growing their chapter and actively trying to recruit new campers, so if you know any families that have had a parent affected by cancer that you think would be interested in attending Camp Kesem or you want to get involved, please send Gabe an email or refer them to his email address at