The Dream Street Foundation provides nationwide camping programs for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Children with cancer and other serious diseases are given the opportunity to enjoy activities they would normally be restricted from due to their illness. Dream Street brings the dream of normal childhood activities to reality. It is an environment in which no child sits on the sidelines or has to worry about feeling different.
The Painted Turtle seeks to reach beyond illness... to inspire children with life-threatening diseases to become their greater selves. It is our mission to provide a year-round, life-changing environment for these children and their families - one that allows children to participate in an authentic camp experience by supporting their medical needs and offers their families care, education and respite.
Campers will have access to stimulating activities that nurture both individual and social needs. By creating a safe environment that promotes social reciprocity, we are able to provide opportunities for our campers to learn and grow.