Changing the world… One child at a time.
 

Mission and Philosophy

After working with children for more than a decade, we know a thing or two about what they need. Children need to feel safe. Children need guidance. Children need support. Children need encouragement. Children need a foundation. Most of all, children need a chance.
 
Since 1998, Dream Camp has given thousands of children their chance. With our innovative and award-winning after-school and summer programs, Dream Camp has provided children from two of the nation’s toughest cities a place to realize their dreams.
 
Our philosophy is simple: nurture the individual, educate the mind and inspire the spirit. We believe in a holistic approach when it comes to our children. We understand that lessons aren’t only learned in our classrooms. They are also learned on our playing fields, on our stages and in our everyday interactions.
 
Each day, Dream Camp provides hundreds of urban youth in Hartford, CT and Philadelphia, PA an opportunity to become the people we know they can be. Most importantly, we offer them the opportunity to become the people they want to be.