Camp Dream Street, MS News
Camp Dream Street Mississippi has been named one of 18 leading Jewish organizations committed to fostering inclusion of people with disabilities in one of two new supplements to the Slingshot Guide. Dream Street was selected from among hundreds of finalists for this prestigious recognition and we're very proud to be part of this year's Guide.
The Guide notes that Dream Street Mississippi ‚Äúuses creative methods in its approach to offering physical activities for campers who have physical challenges, while providing a high-impact, hands-on program for Jewish teen volunteers. Dream Street is unique in that it is volunteer led and cost-free to participants.‚ÄĚ Organizations included in this year‚Äôs disability and inclusion supplement were evaluated on their innovative approach, the impact they have in their work, the leadership they have in their sector, and their effectiveness at achieving results.
Read more info on our selection.
Henry S. Jacobs Camp‚Äôs Chalutzim 2013 Campers chose Dream Street MS to be awarded a grant of $1,200 by participating in a project awarded by the Jewish Teen Funders Network. Chalutzim 2013 wanted to help communities grow stronger through reaching out and giving back to those who lack access to equal opportunity.
We are so pleased they allocated money for Dream Street! Learn more about their project here.
Dream Street is honored to be named one of the 2013 grant recipients of the Dralla Foundation! We were recognized for our program which enhances the quality of life for individuals with physical disabilities. The Dralla funds will be used to continue to enhance the programs and activities offered at Camp Dream Street. Thank you so much to Mr. Allard (who founded the organization) and to everyone at Dralla Foundation.
Read the press release here.
We've already set the dates for 2014. Want to mark your calendar?
Campers - May 27 - May 31, 2014
Counselors - May 25 - May 31, 2014
See you there!
Some of our counselors blogged about their experience this summer. We're proud of the experience Dream Street offers our staff as well as our campers. You can tell what an impact the week has on our counselors by reading about some of their experiences. Great work guys!
Read the blogs here.
As part of his Bar Mitzvah project, Max Sager decided to raise money for Dream Street. Max loves sports and he wanted to be sure all of the campers at Dream Street had the proper equipment to be able to fully enjoy sports at camp just like he does when he's at camp. Max raised over $3,000 for Dream Street to buy new sporting equipment for the 2013 summer. We bought some awesome new stuff and the kids had a great time playing with all of it. Mazel Tov Max, and Thank you!
Check out this article from Southern Jewish Life magazine about his efforts.
Camp Dream Street is honored to be recognized by the Atlanta Jewish Teen Foundation as a recipient of their 2013 grant award. The teens selected us from over 30 programs around the world as an organization helping teens have an impact in their local communities. Read the press release with all the details.
Adam Wiseman in the News!!!
Check out this amazing article about one of our now famous alumni! He's living out the mission of Dream Street back in Hattiesburg as a part of the University of Southern Mississippi band
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Mitzvah Music CD is Now Available on Amazon.com
Ben Zauzmer created a compilation CD featuring many of today‚Äôs greatest Jewish performers almost 5 years ago and has donated the profits from the sale of the CD to Dream Street. The CD is now available on Amazon.com. Ben has sold over 600 CD's and donated over $8,000 since 2005.
You can enjoy your own copy of the CD while you help support Ben and Camp Dream Street!
Click here to get yours today!
Ben was also named one of the Top Youth Volunteers in Pennsylvania largely due to his work to raise money for Camp Dream Street. Check out the press release here!
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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!
Chalutzim 2013 selects DS
Chalutzim campers at Jacob's Camp selected Dream Street as part of their philanthropy project this summer. Check out their project and decision process.
Dralla Foundation Recipient
Dream Street is honored to be selected as a 2013 grant recipient of the Dralla Foundation.
Read the official press release.
2014 Dates Announced!
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!
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.
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