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.
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.
Camp Dreamcatcher 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!
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 for a Chester County Press article on the 15th Anniversary Celebration!
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."
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:
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:
Click Here to download the Camp Dreamcatcher brochure (.pdf format)