Get to Know the Students at San Diego State University

We want more than names! Tell us about yourselves! Majors? Hometowns? Fun facts?

Our names are Olivia and Tyler, and we are Mechanical Engineering majors. Two fun facts about Olivia are that she can ride the unicycle and loves 3D printing. She even 3D printed Karl the CK Caterpillar! A fun fact about Tyler is that he was a Camper for 6 years!

Completing an application to start a new Camp Kesem Chapter takes a TON of work. Why is this important to you?

Since Tyler was a camper for 6 years, he decided that no matter what it took, he would bring the magic of Kesem to more families. It is important to us to give kids the love and support and help future campers the way that Kesem helped Tyler.

Where is your school located?

San Diego, CA

So what's the best thing about going to your school?

The best part about going to SDSU is the great diversity that is apparent throughout the school, which is reflective of the surrounding community.

By the way, how many undergrads go to your school? (And what's the one word you would use to describe the Culture/Spirit of your school?)

35,000 undergraduates attend SDSU, and the culture here is accepting!

The word "Kesem" means a lot to the thousands of campers, parents and student leaders who have come to know our mission. What does it mean to you?

To us, Kesem means acceptance. Whenever Tyler was in a camp setting, he was able to be the person that he wanted to be, not the person that people at school or at home expected him to be. Having a place where kids can be unapologetically themselves is what truly made the Camp Kesem experience everything that it was, and helped shape Tyler into the person he is today.

There's a lot of great students (including you!) who are hoping to start a new Camp Kesem chapter. We wish we could accept each and every one of you! So here's your chance to tell the public why you should start a new chapter!:

You should vote for us because awareness of Camp Kesem throughout San Diego is growing, and we believe that no child should be denied the opportunity to attend the camp that has made such an impact on so many children's lives. Adding this chapter to America’s Finest City would allow the influence of Kesem to spread further into the San Diego community, and being more children off of growing waitlists.