Applications Open for Camp Kesem FSU

Camp Kesem FSU
Posted at 9:15 AM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 05:22:35-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Applications are now being accepted for a special summer camp supporting local kids whose parents are fighting cancer. 

Camp Kesem FSU was founded in 2011 for children in the north Florida community who have been affected by their parents' cancer. 

It offers a free, week-long summer camp experience, plus year-long peer support.

The group's mission is to be "a child's friend through and beyond a parent's cancer." Volunteers say it's a place where kids can find people who understand how they're feeling. The camp also offers a week away from the chaos of cancer, letting kids act like kids.

More than 35 FSU student volunteers lead the camp each summer, which serves about 60 campers, aged 6 to 16, every year.

Camp Kesem FSU runs August 7 through August 12 at Camp Dorothy Thomas in Riverview, Florida.

For more information or to apply, call (850) 778-1125 or click here.