THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO HELP!
You can make a donation to Camp Dreamcatcher using PayPal. You can also start a Facebook Fundraiser to encourage your friends to support the Camp. Read the Camp Week Report and you’ll see how your donation helps so many!
DONATE TO VIRTUAL CAMP PROGRAMMING
Camp Dreamcatcher will offer two weeks of virtual camp programming to 80 HIV/AIDS impacted youth. Sessions will take place August 10-14, and August 17-21. Camp Dreamcatcher staff and volunteers will facilitate the sessions.
Programs will include music therapy, yoga, mindfulness, therapeutic groups, art/crafts, karate, dance, music, story-time, health & wellness sessions, GAMES, writing workshops, art therapy, movies and the Talent Show, Wish Log Ceremony and Camp Dreamcatcher Dance!
The Leaders in Training will participate in a career readiness and life skills track, and the 15 year-olds will complete two Senior Art Projects!
Each camper will receive a Camp Week Package prior to the camp session. The package will include a backpack, blanket, BOMBAS SOCKS, water bottle, art/craft supplies, camp shirts and masks, gift cards, special gifts and a device for virtual programming.
To donate to help make our virtual camp a success, use the link below or text the word CAMPFORKIDS to the number 44321.
OUR CAMP FAMILIES NEED YOUR HELP IN COPING WITH COVID-19
In response to the growing challenges faced
by the families served by Camp Dreamcatcher, we have created a donation drive to support purchasing food, clothing, toiletries and household supplies. We are shipping these items out on a daily basis. Any amount you can donate toward these items and shipping costs would be greatly appreciated! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity, and stay safe and healthy! To make a donation, use the link below or Text the words Fund4Families to the number 44321.
Support the 2019 Counselor Challenge!
Help us reach our goal of $15,000!
United Way Giving
If you work in Philadelphia or Delaware and those United Ways host your workplace campaign, you might need a code to designate to Camp Dreamcatcher. If you would like to make a donation through the donor designation program, please use the following code numbers:
United Way of Southeastern
Pennsylvania (UWSEPA) 12137
United Way of
Delaware (UWDE) 4949
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.
DONATIONS IN MEMORY OF DELPHINIS “DELL” MERCIER
Dell Mercier, the father of long-time Camp Dreamcatcher counselor Jeanmarie Mercier, passed away on November 29, 2019. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dell’s memory to Camp Dreamcatcher. We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Dell’s family and friends, as well as our gratitude for their generosity to Camp Dreamcatcher at this difficult time. To read more about Dell’s life and family, Click Here.
DONATE A GIFT CARD
Do you have gift cards you may not use? You can donate them to Camp Dreamcatcher! It’s easy – just click the link below and select Camp Dreamcatcher as the beneficiary of your gift card. Or you can purchase a new gift card on the site to donate to Camp Dreamcatcher
LESLEY DARMAN EQUINE & SMALL ANIMAL THERAPY PROGRAM
Patty Hillkirk’s sister-in-law Lesley Darman supported Camp Dreamcatcher in many ways and for many years. After her death this past December, her wonderful co-workers at Drury Design Dynamics decided to create a fund in Lesley’s memory to support equine assisted mindfulness therapy and animal assisted therapies. Click Here for details or to make a donation.
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!
MARIAH’S MINDFULNESS CENTER
Over 5,200 Camp Dreamcatcher children and thousands of our volunteers have been touched by Mariah’s grace and unconditional love over the past twenty-three years. She always had a lap available for children who needed extra hugs and support during the camp session. Click here for details or to make a donation!
MAKE A TRIBUTE GIFT TO HONOR A LOVED ONE
Honor the important people in your life by supporting Camp Dreamcatcher’s programs that benefit kids and families whose lives have been touched by HIV/AIDS.
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 is 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!