Camp of Dreams

Camp of Dreams


We are so proud to work with some amazing organizations to distribute our Back 2 School kits; YMCA of Metro Chicago, Operation Homefront, JCC Chicago, Vietnamese Association of Illinois, The Harbour, Camp of Dreams…..
Today we are at the Broadway Armory Park for our annual “BIG” Distribution & Activity Day event! 400 children from YMCA of Metro Chicago, Camp of Dreams, Centro Romero and Heartland Alliance will rotate through a series of 5 activities. We will also be distributing 11,000 of our signature kits, which includes volunteers assembling 1,000 of them through our Build-A-Kit program, something we have never done at this event!
Caring adults. Engaged youth. Children feel safe as they explore new possibilities and fulfill their potential.

Camp of Dreams is a program for Chicago youth ages 8-18 that provides cultural and educational enric

Camp of Dreams is a program for Chicago youth ages 8-18 that provides cultural and educational enrichment programs throughout the year, including overnight summer camp, Saturday classes, and a college preparedness curriculum for high-schoolers.

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Camp of Dreams would like to thank the University of Chicago for its initiative to provide emergency COVID-19 Bridge Grants to southside nonprofits during these unique times of challenge. As a youth development organization who provides year-round support to families this financial support will allow our staff to continue to provide needed support remotely.

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Click here to support Camp of Dreams Summer Camp S.T.E.M. Program organized by Antoinette Wright Since our first summer camp in 2003, we have witnessed the power of camp to change the lives of inner-city youth! Camp of Dreams was founded as a nonprofit that offered a three- week summer camp for disadvantaged youth. Within a year, Camp of Dreams began to offer year-round educational programs:...

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Hi everyone! My free workshop "How to Build a Thriving Nonprofit" starts on April 3rd! Have you signed up yet?

The workshop consists of 4 videos and several live Q&A sessions. You can watch the videos whenever you have time and a new one will be released every couple of days over the course of a week.

Timing for the Live Q&A sessions with me will be announced very shortly and if you register for the workshop, you'll get emailed with links so you can participate.

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Join Camp of Dreams this summer.

Day Camp session 1 - July 1-19
Residential Camp - July 21-July 27
Day Camp session 2 - July 30-August 9
Email today concerning full or partial scholarship opportunities. [email protected].

We know camp changes lives but what impact does it have on the lives of former campers?

The American Camp Association’s large-scale national study talked to 18-25-year olds who attended as kids. Former campers agree: their lives have been expanded by those of different cultures, ethnicities, faiths, and ideas.


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