The Dream Street Foundation is proud to offer a special program at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, designed for a most deserving group. For a full week this summer, young adults with chronic and serious illnesses will come together for learning, sharing and friendship. Led by a diverse team of top Canyon Ranch professionals, this is a chance for these young men and women to relax in the company of others who understand their concerns – and to have a fun, enlightening and meaningful experience that will help them along their paths.
When brother and sister philanthropists Patty and Billy Grubman founded Dream Street in 1988, they were impassioned with the idea of creating a unique camping program where seriously ill children could experience the joys of summer camp like other children, while still meeting their particular requirements.
Forty-two campers, forty counselors, and a medical staff of eight nurses and four doctors attended the first camp. It was held at Jane Fonda’s ranch in Santa Ynez, California. Just one year later, the Arkansas program was started in the beautiful Ozark Mountains National Campground. Within the next two years, programs were established in Mississippi and New Jersey. Professionally trained counselors and medical personnel attend each camp to guarantee each child full participation and enjoyment in the weeklong summer program. The camp provides a safe, caring and loving environment for the children to be themselves and interact with other children while receiving all the ongoing medical care they require.
Today, Dream Street provides camping programs for over 600 children and young adults throughout the United States. With the aid of donors, volunteer counselors, doctors and nurses, the dreams of many children have come true.
For more information about the Dream Street Foundation please visit dreamstreetfoundation.org.