NEWS & EVENTS
Ginny’s Legacy of Love
Contributing to other people’s happiness and comfort
was the true meaning of life for Ginny.
DONATIONS IN MEMORY OF GENNIFER ROBINSON
Gennifer Robinson served as a counselor with our Leaders in Training (16 & 17-year-olds) at camp from 2019-2021. The passion she had in her work first as a HIV/AIDS case manager at the Harriet Lane Clinic at Johns Hopkins working with adolescents and young adults, and more recently as the HIV/AIDS Program Supervisor at the Bartlett Center, is hard to capture in words. Her sudden death this past August left all of us reeling with disbelief. She was FUN, energetic, brutally honest, compassionate, vibrant and lived life to the fullest. We honored her spirit at camp this past summer and invited her family to attend the Wish Log Ceremony to receive her Bundle which is full of photos and messages from the campers and volunteers. To honor her legacy, we have established the Phoenyx College Scholarship for college bound Leaders in Training.
Jack Welsh to Rappel Down a Building to Raise Funds for Camp Dreamcatcher
Camp Dreamcatcher volunteer, Jack Welsh, will rappel off a building on June 10th to raise funds for Camp Dreamcatcher. Please support Jack's efforts by making a donation on his VisionCorp's fundraising page. Jack (on left) and Al making breakfast at camp A little...
Save the Date for Camp Dreamcatcher’s “Catching Dreams for Kids” Fundraising Event
The Catching Dreams for Kids Event will take place on JUNE 25th, 2022! The event will raise funds to send HIV/AIDS impacted youth to Camp Dreamcatcher's Therapeutic and Educational Camp Session August 21-27. Two Different IN-PERSON Guided Wine Tasting/Food Pairing...
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...
Use AmazonSmile on Prime Days and Benefit Camp Dreamcatcher
Shop smile.amazon.com on Amazon Prime Days, October 13 and 14, and raise funds for Camp Dreamcatcher! Amazon's Prime Days offer consumers the best sales of the year on many items that Amazon sells. Just visit smile.amazon.com and make sure to set Camp Dreamcatcher as...
Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Days
October 14 - October 15 Boscov’s in Christiana, DE, is helping to raise funds for Camp Dreamcatcher through their “Friends Helping Friends” Days! It’s easy – just shop at Boscov’s on October 14 and 15, either in-person or online. Camp Dreamcatcher will then receive 5%...
Camp Dreamcatcher in the News: Chester County Press (Sep. 4, 2020)
The 9 Most Important Nonprofits In Chester County September 4, 2020 The season of giving is just around the corner, so now's the time to refocus on those plans of doing good in the community and/or making a difference with a plan and a clear path. Here's a list...
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.”