Welcome to the Official Site of Camp Dream Street, MS!
Dream Street is a five day, four night camping program for children with physical disabilities. The camp is held on the grounds of URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS and is sponsored by NFTYâ€™s Southern Region.
Dream Street was founded in 1975 with the mission that all children, regardless of their abilities, must be offered the chance to have fun, to make new friends, to achieve, to be accepted for who and what they are, and to learn from the challenges of group life. Both the children and the staff at Camp Dream Street benefit from the life-changing experiences the camp has to offer. Dream Street is a place where children with physical disabilities are given the chance to be children â€“ not â€śspecialâ€ť children, not children with disabilities, but just children. This is the true magic of Camp Dream Street.
Dream Street campers are primarily from Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and West Tennessee and are between the ages of 8 and 14. All of our campers are children with physical disabilities. Predominant diagnoses of our campers include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, limb deficiencies, spinal cord injury, communicative disorders and other developmental disabilities.
We are able to accept approximately sixty children each summer to participate in our overnight camping program. Children applying to participate in camp should be between the ages of 8 and 14 and should have a physical disability or mobility impairment.
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Dream Street recognized as '13-'14 Slingshot Organization!
Dream Street is extremely honored to be recognized for its innovation and creative programming and named as a Slingshot Organization for 2013-2014. Read more about why we were selected, the press release, and check out Slingshot for yourself! We're VERY excited!
Planning for 2014? We are! Here are our camp dates for 2014. Look for applications to be available in the late Fall.
Campers - May 27 - May 31
Counselors - May 25 - May 31
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Some of our counselors blogged about their experience this summer. Pretty cool stuff! Read their blog!New Sporting Equipment
Special thanks to Max Sager and his family for awesome fundraising for Camp Dream Street as part of his Bar Mitzvah Project. Check out this article about it.
Thanks to AJTF!
Dream Street is honored to be selected as a grant recipient by the Atlanta Jewish Teen Foundation. Read the press release.
Dream Street Map!
Need to find your way around Camp Dream Street? Click here to view our map.
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