Camp Dreamers.

Camp of Dreams is devoted to bringing uplifting, engaging, free educational and cultural enrichment programs to young people who would otherwise go without. We do so during the hours in which our youth are typically unengaged and needing meaningful interaction. Our year-round approach includes two main areas of programming: Overnight summer camp for a weekend in July, Community Days (2 Saturdays per month) and After School during the school-year. Our project as a whole brings a wide range of activities to our participants: Academics, Visual and Performing Arts, Mind and Body, Health and Wellness, and Civic Engagement. And in all of our activities, our young people learn about accountability: following through with themselves, their fellow participants, and their broader community.

We are currently recruiting Dreamers for our programs. Any child who is at least 8 years old (or completed 3rd grade) and has parental permission will be considered for enrollment at Camp of Dreams. Interested youth are encouraged to apply during any session day or on the 1st Community Day Saturday of each quarter of classes. Community Day activities will take place a Mandrake Park Field-house (formerly Abraham Lincoln Center) at 3858 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653. Fall Quarter: November 15, 2014 Winter, Quarter: January 17, 2015, Spring Quarter: April 11, 2015

Save the Date for Summer Camp 2015 - June 22, 2015 at 8:45am to 4:00pm

Join us on May 23,2015 at 1:00pm for an informational session on our Summer Camp which will be hosted at Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter School (8 West Root Street) from June 22 through July 13th, cost only $150.

Summer Camp Application Packet will be available January 3, 2015.

Camperships are available to income-eligible campers. You may qualify for a tax break if you send a child age 12 or younger to a day camp as it is considered a qualified expense for the child and dependent care tax credit. Parents can claim up to $3,000 in unreimbursed expenses for a child per year depending on income. Hope to see you at Summer Day Camp 2015!

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What's New

Community Day Begins November 15th, Register Today!

Mandrake Park Fieldhouse (formerly Abraham Lincoln Center)
3858 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653

Download an application packet(PDF)

Dreamfest 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015

For sponsorship information call 312-641-5551