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    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.
    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. View Full →
    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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Camp Dreamcatcher has been providing free therapeutic and educational programs for HIV/AIDS infected and/or affected youth for seventeen 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.

2014 Camp Dreamcatcher Summer Camp Week

THE 2014 Camp Session will take place at Camp Saginaw from August 17-23, 2014.

Camper and Counselor Applications Are Now Available!

For online Camper registration, visit: https://www.ultracamp.com/clientlogin.aspx?idCamp=315&campCode=cdc. For all other registration forms (all Volunteers and CIT/LITs), or if you prefer to register for Camp by printing out and mailing in the registration form, visit http://campdreamcatcher.org/outreach-and-education/forms/.

The Latest News

  • Camp Dreamcatcher Receives Generous Donation from PCOM Anne Marie Kennedy (left) presents a $1,250 check to Emmalee Bierly from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The donation is from PCOM’s Winter Gala. Camp Dreamcatcher greatly appreciates PCOM’s generosity!
  • Camp Dreamcatcher Spring Fundraising Event Raises $42,000 Camp Dreamcatcher held a Spring Event on May 3rd at its new office in the Market at Liberty Place. The evening included appetizers, drinks and a silent auction. In addition, campers, counselors and Mentoring Program participants shared their personal Camp Dreamcatcher stories, experiences, hopes and dreams with the guests. Ohnmar, a 10-year-old camper, shared a ...
  • Paul Harris Human Potential Scholarship Fund to benefit Camp Dreamcatcher campers Kennett Square business owner Doug Harris has established a fund that will provide two yearly $1,000 scholarships to HIV/AIDS impacted youth served by Camp Dreamcatcher. Patty Hillkirk, the executive director of Camp Dreamcatcher, said that the first recipients of this scholarship are Tranessa and Tyrell. “The scholarship winners have demonstrated positive leadership and service in their own ...
  • Camp Dreamcatcher founder to receive Penn State Award Camp Dreamcatcher founder and director Patty Hillkirk has been selected by the Alumni Society of the College of Health and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University to receive the 2013 Alumni Recognition Award. She will receive the award on Oct. 25. The night before the award ceremony, on Oct. 24, Hillkirk will speak at Penn State ...
  • ‘Fun with a purpose’ More than 4,600 youngsters have benefitted from Camp Dreamcatcher’s programs through the years. By Steven Hoffman Chester County Press Staff Writer The three little girls rushed at Patty Hillkirk, chanting her name excitedly in unison. “Patty!” “Patty!” “Patty!” They exclaimed, forming a semi-circle around Hillkirk, who somehow matches the youngsters’ enthusiasm as the girls tell her about that day’s ...