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    Instead of being a shadow in health class when we bring up a topic on HIV and AIDS, I make the shadow. It has helped shape me into the man I am today.

    ~ Teen Retreat participants

    Camp Dreamcatcher
    2014-05-16T14:02:35+00:00

    ~ Teen Retreat participants

    Instead of being a shadow in health class when we bring up a topic on HIV and AIDS, I make the shadow. It has helped shape me into the man I am today.
    Camp Dreamcatcher means more to me than most people realize. I have been coming since I was five, and every year I learn something new, meet new people, and open up about things I’ve kept bottled for years. I love all the people. I love all the support I get and others get as well. It’s a safe place where anything can be said and there are no worries. ‘Many a child, looked up and smiled, here in this circle of love’* means everything to me. It is nothing but truth. It is my circle of love. That is the describable part about My camp. The rest is indescribable.

    ~ former camper, CIT, and soon to be Junior Counselor
    *from the song “The Web and the Feather” by John Flynn

    Camp Dreamcatcher
    2014-05-16T14:05:07+00:00

    ~ former camper, CIT, and soon to be Junior Counselor
    *from the song “The Web and the Feather” by John Flynn

    Camp Dreamcatcher means more to me than most people realize. I have been coming since I was five, and every year I learn something new, meet new people, and open up about things I’ve kept bottled for years. I love all the people. I love all the support I get and others get as well. It’s a safe place where anything can be said and there are no worries. ‘Many a child, looked up and smiled, here in this circle of love’* means everything to me. It is nothing but truth. It is my circle of love. That is the describable part about My camp. The rest is indescribable.
    A big thank you for the amazing week my boys enjoyed at camp! It's so fun to see their smiles and hear their stories. It is truly making a positive impact on their lives and as parents we appreciate that more than I can express. THANK YOU SO MUCH! God bless you and all who are involved in some way with making it a success each year.

    ~ Camper Parent

    Camp Dreamcatcher
    2014-08-27T17:14:09+00:00

    ~ Camper Parent

    A big thank you for the amazing week my boys enjoyed at camp! It's so fun to see their smiles and hear their stories. It is truly making a positive impact on their lives and as parents we appreciate that more than I can express. THANK YOU SO MUCH! God bless you and all who are involved in some way with making it a success each year.
    I am glad I have some place I can call home.

    ~ Camper

    Camp Dreamcatcher
    2014-05-16T13:02:13+00:00

    ~ Camper

    I am glad I have some place I can call home.
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    Don’t miss this chance to show your support of Camp Dreamcatcher!

    100% of all profits made from the sale of any item from Camp Dreamcatcher Gear goes directly to Camp Dreamcatcher, a non-profit, year round support organization for children affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Camp Dreamcatcher has been providing free therapeutic and educational programs for HIV/AIDS infected and/or affected youth for over 20 years.  We invite you to enter our site and learn more about our organization and the children and adolescents served by Camp Dreamcatcher.  We offer a safe, accepting and loving community for children coping with HIV/AIDS.

 

#GivingTuesdayChesCo

November 27 is #GIVINGTUESDAY, a global day dedicated to giving back. Camp Dreamcatcher is participating in #GivingTuesdayChesCo, and we are hoping that you will be able to support us. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS!

Camp Dreamcatcher Has Received Thanks For Giving Holiday Program Grant from The Rite Aid Foundation

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media, and to celebrate, The Rite Aid Foundation has generously gifted us with a $5,000 grant as part of its KidCents Thanks For Giving Holiday program.

We also have the opportunity to receive an additional grant of $2,500 by being the charity that has the most likes, shares and comments on our social media posts on #GivingTuesday. Please be sure to check out #campdreamcatcher on Tuesday, November 27 and help us spread the word!

In Memoriam – Henley Gabeau

We are very sad to announce the passing of Henley Gabeau, a long-time friend of Camp Dreamcatcher. Click Here to read more about Henley. Use the donate button below to make a donation in Henley’s honor.




2019 Camp Dreamcatcher

Camp this year will be Aug. 18-24 at Camp Saginaw. Forms will be posted here in early 2019, so check back here then!

Health Center Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers for our Health Center during the 2019 Camp Session, Aug. 18-24. Click Here for Details!

Longtime Camp Dreamcatcher Volunteer Jenn Tells What Camp Means to Her

The 2018 Kennett Lions Fright Feast Photo Album!

Click Here for the full photo gallery!

2018 Camp Dreamcatcher Photo Album!

Check out all the fun we had at Camp this year!

 

Bombas Donates Socks to Campers

Many thanks to Bombas, which just donated 250 pairs of socks for our campers! Bombas donates one pair of socks to a worthy cause for every pair they sell. We are very grateful to be the recipients of their genorosity!

In Memoriam – Brealey Fineberg

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Brealey Fineberg, our Camp Dreamcatcher Hero and friend. Brealey died on April 30th at age 13 ½.  Brealey was our Canine Therapist and he listened to the secrets and healed the hearts of hundreds of campers and volunteers. Click Here to read more about how Brealey left his pawprints on all of our hearts at Camp Dreamcatcher, or to make a donation in his honor.

 

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Our Annual Summer Celebration Event Was a Big Success!

Donations are still coming in to support the summer celebration event and we’ve already raised over $20,000!  Let’s keep this momentum going – just click the Donate Button below! And be sure to CLICK HERE for photos of the event!



Is HIV/AIDS Still a Problem?

One of the most frequent questions Camp Dreamcatcher gets about camp is: “Is HIV still really an issue??” As the most recent reports from the CDC show (see links below), the answer is “Yes!” These articles have nationwide stats and breakdowns, and indicate some alarming trends. Help us get the word out, and help people to understand that while treatments have gotten better, HIV/AIDS continues to be a problem.

Camp Dreamcatcher in the News

AALAS Serves Article: Fighting HIV/AIDS: Educate, Advocate, and Eradicate

AALAS Serves: Fighting HIV/AIDS: Educate, Advocate, and Eradicate by Letitia R. Cheatham appeared in the AALAS membership magazine, Laboratory Animal Science Professional, December 2017, and is reprinted by permission.

About Charlotte’s Circle

charlottes_circleCharlotte Bartlett, who was instrumental in encouraging Patty Hillkirk to create Camp Dreamcatcher in 1995, passed away recently. Charlotte’s spirit touched many hearts, and it is our hope to capture that spirit in “Charlotte’s Circle,” which will support the therapeutic programs and services offered by Camp Dreamcatcher. Click Here for Details!

Camp Dreamcatcher Is Now an Official KidCents Charity!

kidcents_banner2KidCents is a program created by The Rite Aid Foundation that allows Rite Aid customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to help support kid-focused charities. Camp Dreamcatcher will now be listed as an official KidCents charity on kidcents.com. Through KidCents, Rite Aid customers can elect to round up their Rite Aid purchases and donate their change to an official KidCents charity!

For information on how you can sign up for the Rite Aid wellness + with Plenti program to help Camp Dreamcatcher, just visit http://www.kidcents.com and click the blue “Start rounding up today” button on the left. Signing up is quick and easy! Then all you have to do is shop at Rite Aid, and all your purchases will be rounded up to the nearest dollar, with your change going to help the kids at Camp Dreamcatcher. For detailed signup instructions, Click Here.

braceletPura Vida Bracelets Now Available!

Pura Vida, which makes bracelets in Costa Rica, has designed a special Camp Dreamcatcher bracelet! Order yours now for $6 ($5 each for orders of 2 or more). Click Here!

Camp Dreamcatcher Teams with Inspyr

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Order inspirational message socks, headbands, wristbands etc, and Camp Dreamcatcher will receive 5% of your order! Just click the banner above and start shopping!


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