Camp Dreamcatcher

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


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GivingTuesday NOW Is May 5!

GivingTuesday Now is a new global day of giving and unity that is taking place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. A number of you have already given to help our families in these extraordinary times, and to you we...

Camp Dreamcatcher Receives PHL COVID-19 Fund Grant

In this time of unprecedented crisis, we are so happy to have a bit of good news to announce: Camp Dreamcatcher is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the PHL COVID-19 Fund! The fund was created on March 19 as a partnership between the Philadelphia Foundation and...

Camp Dreamcatcher in the News

Camp Dreamcatcher at 25 In 1996, Patty Hillkirk founded Camp Dreamcatcher with the help of a small team of dedicated volunteers. The camp, which is for kids affected by HIV-AIDS, is still going strong and has expanded to year-round offerings. The Chester County Press...



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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.”