WHAT IS CAMP DREAM?
Camp Dream offers a unique Summer Camp program designed for children and adults with moderate to severe physical and developmental disabilities.
WHO ATTENDS CAMP DREAM?
We accept all individuals with any type of disability or special need. Many of our campers do not qualify for other summer camp programs, and may not otherwise have recreational and social opportunities. To date, we have not refused anyone based on medical condition or their financial capability. However, we cannot accommodate campers who may be a danger to themselves or others.
What are the ages?
Camp Dream Summer Camp program typically begins around the age of 4 or 5 years old, however our youngest camper to-date was 3 years old. When each camper begins is largely dependent on each individual, and their parents/ caretakers. We do not have a cutoff in age. Our campers eventually grow out of camp, or they go forever. Our oldest camper to-date is 70 and counting...
WHAT KIND OF MEDICAL SUPPORT EXISTS AT CAMP?
Every session has a dedicated medical staff capable of dispensing medications, providing camper care (such as feeding tubes, catheter, etc.), and routine or emergency first aid. The regional medical center is adjacent to the property where urgent care or more serious conditions can be promptly attended to.
WHAT ARE THE FACILITIES LIKE AT CAMP DREAM?
Camp Dream is located on the grounds of the Roosevelt Institute of Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, GA. Our 74 acre facility provides a rustic recreational environment away from worries and concerns of everyday treatment. Our facilities and activities are designed for all campers to participate at all capability levels. Our facilities were built from the ground up to accommodate all physical special needs.
WHERE WILL I SLEEP?
Campers will sleep in a cabin with a central great room and a shared dormitory-style room. These rooms sleep two campers and two counselors and has a private bath and shower for each room.
WHAT AND WHERE DO WE EAT?
Meals are provided in our camp cafeteria three times a day. Special dietary needs communicated on the application are accommodated. Campers may bring their own snacks for their personal use which will be kept in their room.
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED AT CAMP?
Camp offers many opportunities for indoor and outdoor recreation. Swimming, fishing, bowling, boating, water slides, horseback riding and arts and crafts are just some of the activities offered. During the evening, we plan special events such as karaoke, movie under the stars, and dances which provide vital social interaction opportunities.
WHAT IS THE CAMPER-TO-STAFF RATIO?
We have a unique 1:1 ratio. Each camper has their own counselor. However, there may be times where a camper with more severe disabilities/ special needs may be assigned 2 or more counselors. This is at the discretion of the Camp Director.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND?
It costs the Camp Dream Foundation $500 to provide a camping experience to the camper and their counselor. We ask each parent to consider their own financial situation and to pay what they can and to consider participating in fundraising activities.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Applications are available under Session Info. For those without online access and who are unable to download the application, please call the Camp Director at 678-367-0040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN A CAMPER ATTEND MORE THAN ONE SESSION?
At this time, due to the limited number of camper slots and the large number of campers needing recreational opportunities, we are unable to accommodate individual campers for more than one session.