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Camp Dreamcatcher

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's

Dear Camp Dreamcatcher campers and families:

Seeing our summer campers each year is a very special opportunity to see our brave patients at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s create new friendships, build confidence and make life-long memories.

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, safety continues to be a priority, and this is why a difficult decision was made to cancel our 2021 Camp Dreamcatcher and our other McLane Children's summer camps. We hope to resume all in person camps in 2022.

We are here for you and your children, and we are developing non-traditional activities to enjoy at home. Although these do not replace a week of summer camp fun, we hope to share these alternatives with you soon to keep your spirits up.

Thank you for your continued participation and understanding as we navigate these challenges together. We look forward to seeing you next year back at camp and will share the 2021 dates when we have them!

For more information, please contact Jenny Damron at Jenny.Damron@BSWHealth.org

Helping children with cancer want to feel "normal"

Camp Dreamcatcher allows children with cancer, along with their brothers and sisters, to enjoy a normal summer camp experience while receiving necessary specialized medical care.

Camp staff includes a camp director, medical staff (nurses and physicians) and a leadership team. There are also approximately 40-50 cabin counselors that attend camp each summer, many of which are former patients and campers.

Camp Dreamcatcher serves all Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's pediatric hematology/oncology patients and siblings between the ages of 6 and 15.

Between 95 to 105 children attend camp each year.

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Benefits of Camp Dreamcatcher

 

Being with other children with cancer/blood disorders and their brothers or sisters, will make your child feel like “one of the team.” Camp provides an opportunity for your child to learn to deal emotionally with what they have been through or what they are going through by interaction with each other.

Most importantly, your child will have fun (and won’t even realize that they’re getting anything more out of the experience)!

  • Camp fosters personal growth
  • The camp environment is nurturing, but also promotes independence
  • Your child will learn to get along with others; learn to compromise; develop a sense of team work; take responsibility for themselves as well as their health; develop and refine their social skills
  • Your child will face challenges, overcome fears, gain confidence and self-esteem all while making new friends
  • Your child will mature and expand their horizons in a safe and caring environment
  • Your child will grow emotionally, intellectually and physically
  • Your child will try new activities
  • Your child will return home with new interests and skills
  • The camp works to restore the self-esteem and confidence that children often lose during the course of treatment for their cancer or blood disorder
  • The camp works to restore the self-esteem and confidence that brothers and sisters of children with cancer and blood disorders often lose as a result of loss of parent attention, loss of time with family, struggling with feelings of guilt, anger, fear and jealousy

About Camp for All

Camp for All is a 206-acre property in Burton, Texas, that has two large lakes and more than 120,000 square feet of building space, including a main lodge with health center, dining hall, kitchen, gathering hall and administrative offices.

There are 18 cabins, a staff and retreat center, covered gym/pavilion, equestrian center, small animal farm, three lakeside gazebos, nature center, tree house and crafts barn. Other facilities include a fishing pier, canoe dock, aquatics center, ROPES course, amphitheater, archery range, baseball field, nature trails and a nondenominational chapel. All areas are wheelchair accessible and barrier free.

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