Camp Dreamcatcher

Year-Round Programs for Children Whose Lives
Have Been Touched by HIV/AIDS


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Catching Dreams for Kids 25th Anniversary Virtual Event

Join Us for Our Camp Dreamcatcher Catching Dreams for Kids Virtual 25th Anniversary Event! November 6, 2021 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. What to Expect: Auction Raffle Stories from Camp Keynote Speaker: Lakeisha Brown About Our Speaker: Lakeisha Brown was one of our first...

Enter the Camp Dreamcatcher Virtual 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk!

Camp Dreamcatcher is holding a Virtual 5K and 1 Mile Run-Walk! This is your chance to help send kids to camp and get a healthy start to spring, so don’t miss out! And best of all, you can participate right from your front door....

VIDEO: TEDx Talk – Catching Dreams for Kids – A Journey of Hope

A TEDx Talk by Camp Dreamcatcher Founder Patty Hillkirk How do you make a dream into a reality? Patty Hillkirk shared the life-changing journey of Camp Dreamcatcher and how she, and a small group of dedicated volunteers, created a therapeutic community for children...


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Quotes From the Children Served by Camp Dreamcatcher

“I had somebody I could talk to and learned that I’m always going to be perfect just the way I am. It’s important to have a place like Camp because it gives you a break from what you do at home and gives you surprises.  I feel taken care of. I like that we are different colors.”

6 year-old Camper

“I receive love at Camp Dreamcatcher. It is easier to talk about feelings at camp because everyone has them. I don’t think people outside of camp understand.”

12 year-old Camper

““I am the same as my friends at camp because we like to have fun, know someone who is sick with HIV/AIDS. I love the counselors at camp because they help me to play and they give me HOPE I feel so loved and safe at camp.”

7 year-old Camper

“My dad is in jail and I was able to talk about him not being around. I learn that you need to be respectful. Camp Dreamcatcher is a great place because there is no other place like it.”