Students started a free, one-week, overnight, student-run camp for children in families affected by cancer. The goal of the camp is to provide a place for children to have a safe, supportive network of caring individuals so that they gain strength from peers facing similar challenges. Camp Kesem 2005 featured both the standard camp and a “high adventure” program for older campers. Camp has been held for three summers and included counselors from UNC, NC State and other NC campuses. Over $100,000 was raised to finance the camp over through 2005. In 2010, 115 campers attended North Carolina’s seventh and largest camp yet. In the summer of 2011, North Carolina held its 9th and largest year of camp yet with 115 campers and 60 student counselors.