June 2017 Newsletter!

In the days before camp we need your help ensuring everything is ready! Read the latest news!

Posted by Cookie Monster & Jellybean on June 21, 2017

Hoping you're keeping cool and staying hydrated in the final two months before camp!

Summer's here and now it's time for campers to start packing their bags! We can't wait to meet everyone at Camp Eaton. But, before that we have a few more things to get done.

We've fundraised $19,623 so far! See How You Can Help!

Counselors and Coordinators alike are still working hard to raise money! Help us get back on track by helping fundraise!

Create Your Own Donation Page!

Our donation page has so many donations and we're so grateful to everyone that's helped out! You can also help by creating your own donation page! Simply click on this fundraising link and click "Become a Fundraiser". You will then be given instructions for completing your donation page profile which can be shared with friends and family! Contact claremont.development@campkesem.org if you would like assistance!

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Upcoming Events!!

Camp! - Sunday, July 30th - Friday, August 4th

That's right it's finally time for camp! Don't be late because we have some great activities planned!

If you have questions about camp please contact claremont.outreach@campkesem.org.

Spring Reunion

We wanted to thank all the families for coming to the Spring Reunion hosted in Claremont! We especially want to thank Stevella Lopez and Scuba for making reunion happen. We were excited to meet so many new campers and also welcome lots of familiar faces back!

Camp Kesem Claremont T-Shirt Designs Are Here!

We hope you you love these designs s'more than us! Jellybean and Cookie Monster worked hard to make a custom campy logo for the Claremont Colleges Chapter. These designs will be on the back of the camp t-shirts provided at camp.

Coordinator Retreat!

Back: Panda, Carebear, Carrots, Poofy, Lobo, Scuba, Glub
Front: Cookie Monster, Cyndaquil, Goose, Jellybean, Pogo, Stitch
Not Pictured: Rainy, Papaya, Meeko

Back in May, Camp Kesem at the Claremont Colleges went on a trip to Big Bear in order to get counselors ready for camp. We underwent super intense training and danced the night away after it was all over. Just kidding we actually just played board games. We did however focus on several serious topics ranging from bullying, homesickness, empathy, and more! Overall, we feel really prepared for camp and are confident that the kids will love it too!

Find The Karls!

Here's a reminiscent picture from camp of the campers and counselors showing some blue steel. We've placed 10 hidden Karls across the picture! See if you can find them all! Click on the image to zoom in on it!

Preparing for Camp! How You Can Help!

Another way you can help us prepare for camp is by helping us get camp supplies donated! We have an Amazon wishlist with items we need for camp. We'd love if you could share the wishlist to family and friends and help Claremont out! If someone is interested in donating, please have them mail it to 1030 Columbia Ave, PMB 1233, Claremont CA! Here's just a few of the items we still need for camp.

Item Title



100 Pack of Gloves


Universal Rubber Bands


Name Badge Labels


1-Gallon White Bucket


New Advisory Board Members!

Sara Adler
Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert
Amy Marcus Newhall
Stevella Lopez
Hayley Burke

The Claremont Chapter would like to welcome three new members to our advisory board! Sara Adler is a Professor of Italian Studies at Scripps College. Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert is an Associate Professor of Biology at Scripps College. Amy Marcus Newhall is a Professor of Psychology and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Scripps College. We're extremely lucky to have them all on board!

We especially want to thank Stevella Lopez for being extremely active and supportive throughout the school year! Stevella has helped us with most of our on-campus fundraisers by providing extra supplies and even a helping hand. Thank you so much for the helping our chapter succeed! We would love for more people to become advisory board members! Please contact claremont@campkesem.org if you would like to support Camp Kesem at the Claremont Colleges!

We're Blasting Off To Camp!

We're excited to announce that Jet Propulsion Laboratory has provided us some supplies to do fun science and space experiments at camp! Stay tuned for more details!

Stay Hydrated By Specialized!

This year, all our water bottles were generously donated by Specialized! Specialized focuses on delivering the bikes to all kinds of people!

Our mission is simple—to be the brand of choice for discerning riders. Founded on performance and fueled by innovation, our focus on the rider and their needs is our constant. From seasoned pros and weekend warriors, to kids and commuters—if you ride, we’re for you.
We believe bikes have the power to change lives. This simple truth drives us to be—and do—better. The passion we have for sharing our love of bikes with the world can be seen in those who choose to work here, and the people and organizations we partner with.

If you know someone who would like to sponsor our chapter and get featured, don't hesitate to contact us!

Happy Birthday to Past Campers!

We'd like to say Happy Birthday to previous campers who've had birthdays since last camp!

  • Peacock - August, 25
  • Baller - October, 04
  • Bee - November, 19
  • Pizza - January, 14
  • Red Hood - February, 01
  • Jasmine - February, 27
  • John Cena - April, 06
  • Pepper - April, 24
  • Broncos - June, 30
  • Bugy - July, 22
  • TK - July, 31