Camp Kesem at UC San Diego is a nonprofit that endeavors to support children through and beyond a parent’s cancer.
The organization provides two sessions of a no-cost camp program, as well as year-round support for these families. Camp Kesem’s Make the Magic Gala generates about one-third of the camp’s annual funding. The virtual program, themed “A Night in Neverland,” features camper and parent speeches, a performance by a camper, paddle raise, and more.
The cost for one child to attend the camp is about $500; the gala aims to fund the attendance of more than 75 kids for next year’s camps.