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Groupon Fundraiser for Camp Dreamcatcher a Huge Success!

The Groupon Fundraiser for Camp Dreamcatcher raised $2,450! This means that we sponsored five children to camp!! Thanks to all the donors for this HUGE SUCCESS, and to Groupon for partnering with us once again.


A CAPPELLA BENEFIT CONCERT FOR CAMP DREAMCATCHER

Sykes Student Union, Sykes Theatre
West Chester University
March 13, 2014
7:30-9:00 PM

Please join us for an evening of a cappella performances by groups from West Chester University, Temple University, and Rutgers University.

CLICK HERE for further information, or order tickets ($5.00 in advance; $10 at the door) below.

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Camp Dreamcatcher Adopt-A-Family

The holiday Adopt-a-Family Program makes dreams come true!! This year 32 generous donors purchased over 1,000 gifts for 115 children served by Camp Dreamcatcher. The donors included individuals, businesses, Girl Scout troops, families, foundations and universities. Fifty people attended the Camp Dreamcatcher Holiday Party on December 15th and most of the gifts were distributed to the families at the party. Watching the huge smiles on the faces of the children at the party, I recalled this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give,” and I appreciate the thoughtfulness that the donors put into each and every gift purchased for the program.
-     -From Camp Dreamcatcher Executive Director Patty Hillkirk


Camp Dreamcatcher Winter 2013 Newsletter

Click Here for the Winter 2013 Newsletter!


2013 Kennett Lions Fright Feast

Thanks to everyone who made the 2013 Kennett Lions Fright Feast to Benefit Camp Dreamcatcher and Bayard Taylor Library Adult Literacy Program Such a Success!

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2013 PHOTO GALLERY!


 



Camp Dreamcatcher Spring Fundraising Event

Camp Dreamcatcher’s Spring Fundraising event was a huge success and raised over $34,000 to support our programs. We would like to thank our sponsors:

Dreamcatcher Sponsor
Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. McNeil

Presenting Sponsor
Bee McLeod & Goody Tyler

Supporting Sponsor
Susan & William Belfiore
Rick & Kay Braun

Camp Sponsor
Brandywine Hospital Medical/Dental Staff
Ginny & Bob Fineberg
Patty Hillkirk& Jeff Darman
Dr. Raida Rabah (Brandywine Valley Infections Diseases)

Red Ribbon Sponsor
Glenn & Rohna Paskow
Friend
Lesley Darman

In-Kind Sponsors
Dansko
Victory Brewing Company


Special thanks to the featured artists:
Camp Dreamcatcher Campers
Michele Foster
Sutton Hays
Wanda Kevis
Kevin Lee
Pam McLaughlin
Susan Myers
Barbara Neville
Mimi Peterson
Rattlesnake Crossing
Shirley Rigby
Vicky Vinton
Andy White

Thank you Joseph Tittel for donating his services for the evening and for the love and support he gives to Camp Dreamcatcher.


In the News:

Chester County Press reports that"Camp Dreamcatcher Is a Very Inspiring Place!"
Click Here to read the story! (Be sure to see pages 1, 6, 8 and 16).

Click Here for a Chester County Press article on the 15th Anniversary Celebration!

Former campers find meaning as counselors at Camp Dreamcatcher


Tiny Tears

Now available on DVD - Click Here to Purchase

The film "Tiny Tears" is being shown at numerous venues in the Philadelphia area. It premiered at the United Nations last March and then was screened at The Cannes Film Festival. Robert Corna, the director, spent the summer of 2007 visiting orphanages in Thailand, Uganda and Brazil, before making his way to Camp Dreamcatcher. We are very proud to be part of this important project, which includes a 90-minute film and a four part mini-series, one on each country Robert visited. In early 2008, Robert and Patty invited one child and one caregiver from Thailand, Uganda and Brazil to the camp session. The generosity of the local community enabled the "international campers" to join us for the session.  Robert was with us once again this past August, filming the sequel and following the journey of each "international camper." 

Click Here to view a trailer of Tiny Tears

Click Here to Purchase Tiny Tears on DVD


Our Mission

Over fourteen years ago, a committee of concerned men and women came together to develop what is now known as Camp Dreamcatcher.  The mission of Camp Dreamcatcher is:

  • To provide safe, supportive, therapeutic and educational services to HIV/AIDS infected/affected children and their families.
  • To foster an atmosphere of tolerance, compassion, respect and understanding through volunteer opportunities, services and expanded community outreach.

Camp Dreamcatcher offers the children a safe, supportive and nurturing place to express their feelings of fear, sadness and anger, with adults who understand, and with children who may share their burdens.  The largest program offered by Camp Dreamcatcher is a one-week therapeutic and educational camp held on the grounds of a camp in southern Chester County.

Through the years Camp Dreamcatcher has also developed special programs that have become a vital part of its ongoing support of the children and their families. These programs include:

  • Camper Support Groups
  • HIV/AIDS Education, Training and Community Outreach
  • a Teen Life Skills Retreat
  • a Teen Leadership Retreat
  • Camper/counselor Reunion Parties
  • Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program
  • Family support and advocacy
  • a Teen Speaker's Bureau

Click Here to download the Camp Dreamcatcher brochure (.pdf format)

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