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.
2019 Camp Dreamcatcher Summer Camp Week
THE 2019 Camp Session will take place at Camp Saginaw August 18-24, 2019. Mark your calendars now!
Camper and Counselor Applications Will Be Posted Here When They Become Available.
Save the Date for Our Catching Dreams for Kids Event – July 13, 2019!
Our annual fundraiser for Camp Dreamcatcher will be held this year at Kennett Brewing Company from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on July 13, 2019. The evening will include dinner; a silent auction with fantastic vacation packages, gift cards, original artwork and more; and a chance to be a hero to children whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS. You can now buy tickets for the event, become a sponsor, and preview some of our fabulous auction items on our Catching Dreams for Kids Event website! Tickets are $75 each.
2019 Camp Dreamcatcher Teen Leadership Retreat
THE 2019 Teen Leadership Retreat will take place at Northbay May 18-19, 2019. Mark your calendars now!
Free Screening of the Documentary “Tiny Tears”
The Mariah Fenton Gladis Foundation brings us this free screening of this documentary, which provides an intimate journey through Thailand, Uganda, Brazil and the United States, sharing the triumphs and struggles of children whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Join us on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (registration begins at 5:00 pm) at the Center for Families, 1225 Montrose Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. Registration is required (610-647-4754 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Registration is limited to 70.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Our Annual Summer Celebration Event Was a Big Success!
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: 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
Charlotte 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 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.
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
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
- Camp Dreamcatcher Catching Dreams for Kids Event Join us at our special fundraising event at Kennett Brewing Company on July 13. The evening will include dinner and drinks; a silent auction featuring weekend getaways, vacation packages, gift baskets, and much more; and a chance to be a hero to children whose lives have been touched by HIV/AIDS. Where: Kennett Brewing Company, 109 South ...
- Free Screening of the Documentary “Tiny Tears” The Mariah Fenton Gladis Foundation brings us this free screening of this documentary, which provides an intimate journey through Thailand, Uganda, Brazil and the United States, sharing the triumphs and struggles of children whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Join us on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (registration begins ...
- 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 ...
- 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.
- 2018 Camp Dreamcatcher Photo Album Check out all the fun we had at Camp this year!