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    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.
    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.
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    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.

 

Thank You for Supporting Camp Dreamcatcher on #Giving Tuesday!

Thanks to our generous donors, our #GivingtuesdayChesco was a big success. We couldn’t have done it without all of you! Your efforts mean that several campers will have a great week of camp and be able to participate in other Camp Dreamcatcher activities throughout the year. Did you miss #GivingTuesday? Don’t worry, you can still donate – just use the yellow Donate button at the top of this page.

Camp Dreamcatcher Holiday Party and Adopt-a-Family

Camp Dreamcatcher is proud to serve children and families in need with our annual Adopt-A-Family Program. Ninety-seven percent of the families we serve are low income, leaving many of our parents and caregivers unable to provide their children with Holiday Gifts. We are asking for your support again this year; CLICK HERE for details. Gifts will be distributed at our annual Holiday Party for campers, families and donors, so make plans now to attend on Dec. 9 at the Garage Youth Center from 3:30-5:30. CLICK HERE for details and directions!

Camp Dreamcatcher 2017 Camp Week

We had another great week at Camp Dreamcatcher this year! Click the photo at right for a look back at some of the highlights! And of course we couldn’t have done it without all our wonderful volunteers and supporters – everyone at Camp Dreamcatcher thanks you sincerely!

Camp Dreamcatcher in the News – 2017

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!


The Latest News

  • John Flynn’s Holiday Concert for Camp Dreamcatcher! Award-winning singer-songwriter and activist John Flynn will once again perform a benefit concert for Camp Dreamcatcher! December 13, 2017 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM) Sellersville Theatre, 24 W Temple Ave, Sellersville, PA 18960 Don’t miss out on a great evening with a talented artist and a chance to help Camp Dreamcatcher! Visit https://www.st94.com/event/1583118-john-flynn-sellersville/ for details and ticket information! For three and ...
  • Camp Dreamcatcher in the News 2017 Love is Medicine at Camp Dreamcatcher (Chester County Press, Aug. 29, 2017) – Visit http://www.chestercounty.com/2017/08/29/153600/love-is-medicine-at-camp-dreamcatcher Biomedical Researchers Try Out New Mobile Game About HIV at Camp Dreamcatcher (Chester County Press, Aug. 29, 2017) – Visit http://www.chestercounty.com/2017/08/29/153593/biomedical-researchers-try-out-new-mobile-game-about-hiv-at-camp-dreamcatcher
  • LuLaRoe Pop-up Sale Benefitting Camp Dreamcatcher! Come out and check out a great selection of LuLaRoe clothing in all different shapes, sizes, and patterns! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Dreamcatcher. The event is May 5, 2017, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Market at Liberty Place in Kennett Square. Give yourself a Cinco de Maya ...
  • Introducing Charlotte’s Circle Camp Dreamcatcher lost a driving force when Charlotte Bartlett passed away recently. It was Charlotte who encouraged (some might say forced) Patty Hillkirk to create Camp Dreamcatcher in 1995. 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 ...
  • Lesley Darman Equine & Small Animal Therapy Program Patty Hillkirk’s sister-in-law Lesley Darman supported Camp Dreamcatcher in many ways and for many years. After her death this past December, her wonderful co-workers at Drury Design Dynamics decided to create a fund in Lesley’s memory to support equine assisted mindfulness therapy and animal assisted therapies. Click Here for details or to make a donation.